The library at MMS exists to extend and enhance the curriculum in each environment.

 

Our librarian works with each guide to select books and other materials for use in all classroom environments. Elementary and middle school students may visit the library daily to borrow books for pleasure reading, conduct research online or in the library’s collection of books and periodicals, or to take a few minutes to relax with a book or magazine in our reading area. Checking out and returning books on time takes practice. Our library rules exist to instill responsibility. Overdue books incur a fine of $0.10 per day.

A key role of the librarian is to assist students as they deepen their exploration of the subjects they’ve encountered through their school work. This includes helping students to formulate questions, select research tools, discern key terms for use in indexes and search engines, evaluate sources for developmental and topical suitability, and interpret print and online materials.

Another role of the librarian and volunteers relish is helping children choose books to read for pleasure. We make a point of getting to know our students as readers, heeding their interests and concerns. If you have questions about our guidance, have insights to offer, or wish to volunteer in the library, please email mmslibrary2@gmail.com.

 

Our library is available to students, parents and staff.

The library’s materials include books, a parent/professional library, magazines, video media, CDs and computers for research and typing. We have a selection of books about Montessori education, child development and parenting. Parents are encouraged to check out books and other materials from the school library and the parent/professional library.

Click here to view the library catalog online.

 

Birthday books

It’s a special tradition at MMS to celebrate children’s birthdays with the gift of a book. When your child’s birthday approaches, email mmslibrary2@gmail.com about a title to present to the library in his or her honor. We keep a database of titles that we’d like to add to the library’s collection, often books that the guides have recommended to complement work being in the environments. We affix special bookplates to all books gifted.