The library is a place for students to develop academic skills, including the ability to locate, retrieve, evaluate and utilize information. Students become familiar with library materials, which are no longer limited to the traditional print materials and card catalogs. Modern library materials now include tools such as computers and electronic resources. Learning how to efficiently use these tools is important for academic success.
Here at Joseph Bruno Montessori Academy, students are taught essential skills in weekly library lessons. Starting at the preschool level, students are taught library basics, such as the parts of a book, the roll of the author and illustrator, and the proper care of library materials. In lower and upper elementary classes, students further develop their library skills by learning how to search for, retrieve, and use library resources. Elementary students also begin typing in the first grade, and continue developing this skill through middle school. Middle school library classes incorporate lessons on basic research methods such as evaluating online resources, searching electronic databases, using references materials, and properly citing sources.
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The JBMA library is open for parent checkout of books at the times listed below. Please sign in at the front office with Ms. Joan. We have tried to arrange parent checkout times around drop-off and pick up times when you are most likely to be on campus. Parents will be issued their own library account so as not to commingle the books that the children have checked out and are responsible for returning. Parents may check out up to ten library books at a time, per child. Books may be checked out for two weeks. If you wish to renew, please do so before the due date. Please remember to return your books prior to visiting the library to check out additional books, as the system is designed to allow ten books per parent, per child. Overdue books will accrue a $.10 a day fine per book. Please let us know if we can assist you with anything in the JBMA library.
Monday: 8:15 – 9:00 AM
Tuesday: 8:15 – 9:00 AM and 2:00 to 3:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:15 – 9:00 AM and 12:00 to 1:00 PM
Thursday: 8:15 – 9:00 AM and 3:00 to 3:30 PM
Friday: 8:15 – 9:00 AM and 2:45 to 3:30 PM