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 at the contact button above.

We are excited about the 2019/2020 year!

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 effective users of information in the 21st Century while promoting skills necessary for lifelong reading and learning.

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 8:00-8:30.

Library Rules:

Library Rules 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.


Magnolia is a great research tool and can be used at home and school. See the links area for the login.

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

This week in the library:

Third: .We will be showing how to use Magnolia.

Second grade: We will be discussing how to use the Online catalog.

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

See librarian for login information 

To view and read ebooks visit:


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, and the Titanic.

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