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We are excited about the 2018/2019 year!

Magnolia is a great research tool and can be used at home and school.

Follett Lightbox is a new ebook program available at home and school.


 Our Mission: The mission of the Chickasaw Elementary School Media Center is to provide an innovative learning environment that encourages students and faculty to become efffective users of information in the 21st Century while promoting skills necessary for lifelong reading and learning.




This week in the library:

Third: .We will be showing how to use the online library catalog. We will be looking at biographies.

 Second grade: We will be discussing how to use the online catalog.We will be using biographies.


 Mississippi Reading Fair Guidelines 2018/2019:

 See "Links" on library page for more information.


 Students are now able to login at home to use Learn 360  

See librarian for login information


 To view and read ebooks at our new online library visit:


Library hours: Open check out each morning from 7:45-8:30. Students attend library once a week as their class is  scheduled.

Teachers can schedule research times between 10-11:00.

Are the same as school and classroom rules, adding, respect for library materials.
Circulation policy:
Students will check out one book per week. They must return their book each week in order to check out another.
We do not charge for overdue books, but for lost and damaged books.
We have new professional titles! Here are a few you will want to check out!
The Best Class you never taught.
Discipline with Dignity
Disrupting Thinking
ALSO we have resource pathfinders for teachers and students on planets.

About the Librarian: Joy Hassell

I love books! I have been a librarian at Chickasaw for 20 years. I love my job. I received my undergraduate and my Master's Degree from University of Memphis. I have two children. Thank you for all the help and encouragement that you give your children in teaching the love of reading.  Please email me with any questions or concerns that you might have at



How to choose "just right books"--


1. Look at the cover.

 2. Read the title and the author.

 3. Read the blurb in the back.

 4. Flip through the book.

 5. Read the first page.

 6.Use the 5 Finger Rule.

      0-1 fingers -Too easy

      2-3 fingers -just right

      4-5 fingers- Too Hard