The Mark Twain School Library is filled with an abundance of resources for all ages. There are thousands of books, magazines and videos available for student and staff use. There are also 35 computers for the students to utilize in helping with their research.

The goals of the library are to:

*Cultivate a love of reading and encourage students to become lifelong learners

*Provide a broad range of quality resources to support both recreational reading and curriculum

*Teach students to become ethical and effective users of both print and electronic resources.

The school’s library catalog can be accessed at home by going to There are numerous Ebooks and databases for research that students can access from their home computer.

The 1st and 2nd grader classes will finish up the year exploring Fairy Tales. They will write narratives, informational texts, and practice sequencing throughout the unit which focuses on some traditional Fairy Tales.

The 3rd through 6th will be working on centers. They will be practicing various library skills and using several different types of technology to access information and books.

We are very excited to introduce the 7th and 8th grade students to Google Sites. This is an app they access through their CPS email in which they can create their own website. Their websites will focus on a person- either themselves or a famous person they have learned about this school year and will include pictures, text, and links to other sites for additional information.

Be sure to keep reading! Readers are Leaders!!!!

This year as part of the Library rules, we are asking the students to Be their BEST!

1. Be Honest

2. Exhibit a Positive Attitude

3. Show Respect

4. Take Responsibility


Mrs. C. Hart

Mrs. M. Wojciechowski




Mark Twain Elementary School

5134 South Lotus Avenue
Chicago, IL 60638
Tel: (773) 535-2290
Fax: (773) 535-2248

Laura Paull, Principal
Mary Ann Correa, Asst. Principal
Jennifer Crall, Asst. Principal

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