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Library Media Center

Welcome to the Library!

The Porter Elementary Library Media Center is dedicated to advancing literacy and learning for all students. This is achieved through three strands: Literacy, Design Thinking, and Technology.

  • The Literacy component includes reading aloud, discussing stories to make literacy connections, and learning to use the library independently. Students learn about authors and illustrators, different genres of books, and how to find books appropriate for their interests and reading level.
  • The Design Thinking component is implemented through the makerspace initiative.  Students are encouraged to think critically and creatively through game play, engineering, technology, and other hands-on activities.
  • The Technology component seeks to help students use technology effectively and appropriately through projects designed collaboratively by their classroom teacher and campus media specialist.

Checkout Guidelines

Students self-select books from the library under the guidance of library staff. 

Books are checked out for 2 weeks, and can be renewed no more than 2 times. 

Overdue notices are sent via email and paper slips for any items not returned to the library when due. If a book is lost or damaged beyond repair, students must pay the full cost of the book. Students with excessive overdues will not be permitted to check out books from the library.

Parent Information

Parents and guardians are the primary decision makers regarding their student's access to library materials. While campus library staff are trained in selecting materials in accordance with Board policy, the ultimate determination of appropriateness lies with the student and parent.

To view all print books in our library, click on the Library Catalog button on this page. Students can access their library accounts by logging into Accessit from Classlink. Once logged in, students can view their current checkouts and checkout history. 

Should you have questions about how we select materials for our library or have a concern over a library book your child has checked out, please reach out to Jennifer Adams. 

Contact Us

Jennifer Adams
Campus Media Specialist
jadams@newcaneyisd.org

Jessica Maute
Media Center Aide
jmaute@newcaneyisd.org

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