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BCMS Library Media Center


Welcome to the BCMS Library Media Center 

In advance of her visit to the NYS Writers Institute in November, we’re reading Lois Lowry’s “Number the Stars.”

Book club meets Thursday, 11/2, afterschool in the LMC to discuss Number the Stars.
If you missed our first meeting, feel free to stop in the LMC and check out a copy of this award-winning historical fiction novel.

Loan Policy

You may check out up to four items at any given time. You may not check out any items if you have overdue materials. Once overdue materials are returned, you are free to check out new materials. You must reimburse the library for any lost materials.

Loan periods are:

  • Books: 3 weeks
  • Magazines: 1 week (one magazine out at a time)
  • Reference Books: Do not circulate (occasional overnight use at librarian’s discretion)
  • Audiobooks: 2 week
  • Video and software: Circulate to teachers only

Collections

The LMC houses a variety of collections. Fiction is organized by genre (Animals, Fantasy, Realistic Fiction, etc.), and within each genre, by the author’s last name. Nonfiction and reference items are organized by the Dewey Decimal Classification System [PDF].


Behavioral Expectations

  • Show respect for fellow Library Media Center users. Quiet talk is allowed if it is not disruptive to classes and other students.
  • Treat library materials and equipment with care.
  • Food, drinks, gum, hats, and personal electronic devices, other than school issued Chrome Books, are not permitted.

Library Resources

Books & Reading
Web Resources for Students
Research Guide & Resources
Teachers
  • Discovery Education If the login screen asks for your “Active Directory” login,
    use your district network username and password.
Parents

Our mission is to support the curriculum to create a lifelong love of reading in our students. Using the American Association of School Librarians’ Standards for the 21st Century Student Learner to support the New York State Learning Standards and Core Curriculum, we collaborate with teachers to develop students who can think critically and work independently.