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Library Resources

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World Book
World Book Online, a grade-appropriate research tool that includes encyclopedias, multimedia, eBooks, and primary source databases is available to Mehlville students both at school and at home. The online reference tool developed by education experts also includes a time-line builder, citation builder, individual research accounts, a translation toll generating content in thirty languages, text-to-speech feature, video tutorials, interactive activities, magazine articles, newspapers and the following databases:

  • World Book Kids – encyclopedia for elementary school students age seven and up
  • World Book Student – encyclopedia for middle school and high school students age 11 and up
  • World Book Advanced – encyclopedia for high school and college students age 13 and up
  • Living Green – online interactive site that examines causes of pollution and offers tips on green practices
  • Early Peoples – online interactive site that examines history of ancient cultures
  • Inventions and Discoveries – online, interactive site that examines inventions and discoveries
  • Dramatic Learning – uses plays, skits and monologues to help students become more fluent readers and help them understand core concepts and retain information
  • Early World of Learning – narrated stories, interactive games and reference materials to help young learners

World Newspapers

Located on the upper left side of the World Book Advanced home page is Research Tools. Within the Research Tools is World Newspapers which provides newspapers from the United States and around the world.

To access a newspaper:

  • Select World Newspapers
  • Choose a location from around the world
  • Click “GO”

Mission Statement  
The mission of the Mehlville School District Library Media Program is to prepare students to be lifelong learners, informed decision makers, readers, and users of information technologies. The following links are the Library Resources available to the Mehlville School District.


Belief Statement
The purpose of the library media program is to support the program of the Mehlville R-9 School District by assuring that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. The library media program is implemented by the combined elements of leadership, personnel, resources, and facilities to foster a comprehensive scope of services through the following interrelated dimensions: administrative, curricular, informational and instructional. Implementation is accomplished by:

  • Developing policies and procedures that provide access to a wide variety of materials in all formats.
  • Providing instruction that fosters competence in research skills and stimulates an interest in reading, viewing and idea development.
  • Designing learning strategies in cooperation with other educators to meet the needs of individual students, curriculum and programs of the Mehlville R-9 School District.


Policies, Procedures, Handbooks

  • An Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) must be on file for any student having access to the Internet.
  • Copyright
  • Confidentiality
  • Reconsideration
  • Computerized Circulation
  • Board Approved Curriculum


Learning Resource Sponsored Activities

  • Reading Awards:
    1. The Mark Twain Award -- Grades 4-7
    2. The Show Me Readers Award -- Grades 1-3
    3. The Newberry Award
    4. The Caldecott Award
    5. The Coretta Scott King Award
  • Bookmark Competition


Reading Count Quizzes

For a list of Reading Counts books see your school's librarian or click here to visit the Scholastic Web site.



Resource Links

Cooperating School Districts
csd.org

Special School District of St. Louis County (SSD)
www.ssdmo.org

Learning Centers

69 Randolph Place
St. Louis, MO 63125
(314) 467-7840
(314) 467-7898 (Fax)


School Contacts

Beasley Elementary School
Alicia Montogmery, Librarian
Kathy Sigman, Librarian
(314) 467-5440

Bierbaum Elementary School
Kathy Sigman, Librarian
(314) 467-5540

Blades Elementary School
Ann Willis, Librarian
(314) 467-7340

Forder Elementary School
Erin Nichols, Librarian
(314) 467-5640

Hagemann Elementary School
Mary Ellen Kopsas, Librarian
Natalie Oleshchuk, Librarian
(314) 467-5740

Oakville Elementary School
Chris Gerwitz, Librarian
Mary Ellen Kopsas, Librarian
(314) 467-5840

Point Elementary School
Chris Gerwitz, Librarian
(314) 467-5940

Rogers Elementary School
Erin Nichols, Librarian
Ann Willis, Librarian
(314) 467-6340

Trautwein Elementary School
Natalie Oleshchuk, Librarian
(314) 467-6440

Wohlwend Elementary School
Alicia Montogmery, Librarian
(314) 467-6540

Bernard Middle School
Rachel Krull, Librarian
(314) 467-6640

Margaret Buerkle Middle School
Aimee Ebersohl, Librarian
(314) 467-6840

Oakville Middle School
Nicole Dowling, Librarian
(314) 467-7440

Washington Middle School
Melissa Bierman, Librarian
(314) 467-7640

Mehlville High School
Judy Carter, Librarian
Sonia Mamroth, Librarian
(314) 467-6040

Oakville High School
Kathy Hayes, Librarian
Donna Unterreiner, Librarian
(314) 467-7040

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