Bridgeport Elementary School Media Center
Flexible scheduling for grades 2-4
Weekly classes for grades K-1
12 Internet accessible computers for student use
- Distance learning equipment and technology for group instruction
Atriuum automated card catalog and circulation system
Reading room, conference room, and viewing room for students, staff, parents, and community use
- Apple TV Connectors used with iPads and TV's for group instruction
Library Media Center Resources:
- Collection of over 13,000 books, including e-Books
- Instructional Videos/DVDs
Education Media services including APTPLUS and Alabama Virtual Library
Reading Renaissance (Including Accelerated Reader, Math Facts in a Flash, and STAR Reading)
Bridgeport Elementary Library Media Center Description:
Bridgeport Elementary School's library media center operates on an open, flexible schedule daily Tuesday through Friday. Kindergarten and first grade students are scheduled for a library story time each Monday. Tuesday through Friday students in grades second through fourth may visit the library either in small groups or with their teacher. Students are free to return to the library several times a day to check out more books.
The library media center uses the Atriuum automated card catalog and circulation system. Each school computer has access to OPAC for student and teacher access to locate library resources. Circulation count during the 2013-2014 school year was 29322 books and other media but dropped to 15551 for 2014-2015. Tuesdays and Fridays are the busiest days with an average circulation of over 300 books.
The students are free to choose their own reading material but are guided by their reading zone as determined by their score on the Reading Renaissace STAR Reading Test. During the 2014-2015 year, students took 8360 quizzes and earned 4159.1 points.
Classroom teachers are encouraged to collaborate with the library media specialist on projects that help students use a variety of resources, conduct research, and share their findings. Our goal is to work collaboratively together to help all students develop a love of reading and become skilled users of various materials as well as to teach and integrate literature and information skills into the curriculum.