•  Goals "Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow."
    Lawrence Clark Powell, Librarian and Author
        The mission of the Blakely library media center is first and foremost to provide a facility and program which will empower our children with a lifelong love of reading.  In addition, we teach and support the ability to access, evaluate and process information and ideas through the use of information technologies.
         It is our belief that students have the freedom to select books independently for check out.  Most young readers select a book by its cover, not its reading level. It is assumed that many of the books selected by our young students will be read TO them at home. Although we offer guidance and suggestions, it is not practical, or ethical, for the library staff to insist that any individual student limit their selections to certain books.  Please feel free to have your child return any book which you feel is not appropriate in level or content to the library the day following its check out.  Please contact Ms. Pool if you feel your child repeatedly selects books they do not enjoy at home.