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 for research and assignment completion.

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 and recreational reading that students can access from their home computer.

An additional resource available to our students and their parents is This is an online community devoted to improving sleep, health, and wellness and contains suggestions for age-appropriate books available in print and online. Check out this website for book selection ideas and possible stories to read aloud with your child.

In celebration of National Library Week, students in all grades will participate in the annual Library Bookmark Contest. Winners will be chosen and their bookmark will be displayed in the Library all year long!

This month, the students in Grades K-2 will be learning about the organization of the library. They will learn about how the books are arranged on the shelves in the fiction and non-fiction sections.

Grades 3 and 4 will research Earth Day in conjunction with the Spring show. They will then return to their unit on Digital Citizenship. They will be learning about being kind to others while using online tools.

Grades 5-6 will learn how to use the Advanced Search tool when it comes to finding information and images. They will also explore Google Apps and Extensions.

Grade 7 will learn how to use the online tool iMovie to create a book report that they will present to the first graders.

Grade 8 will finalize their magazine project in which they create a magazine based on their chosen topic.

Be sure to read throughout the school year! 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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