Catalog – Follett Destiny

Welcome to the MCS Library page! Our goal is to provide the students, faculty and staff with access to print and online resources for curriculum support and their leisure reading interests.

School year 2013-2014 has seen the beginning of a conversion project to automate our circulation system and to create an online catalog so students, faculty, staff and parents may see what we have available. Please see our catalog link at As the months progress, we’ll introduce more news about this exciting system and what it has to offer our community.

Library Program

Students in K – Grade 5 visit the library once each week with their class for news about the library program and/or to hear a story and check out library materials.

Monday – Grades 1 and 3
Tuesday – Kindergarten
Wednesday – Grades 4 and 5
Thursday – Admin day
Friday – Grade 2

Middle and High School students visit the library by appointment with their teachers or drop by during open hours.

Borrowing limits have been established to help students care for the books checked out to them. K and Grade 1 may have one book checked out at a time. Grades 2 and up may have 2 books checked out. Books checked out to students are their responsibility and should be returned in good condition. Students not returning books will NOT be allowed to check out new books unless arrangements are made with the Librarian. The replacement cost of a book is charged to the parents when a book is returned too damaged to repair OR when a book is lost. This replacement cost is the cost of the book itself plus shipping and processing. Please contact the Librarian if you have any questions.

Open library

Before school 7:45am – 8:00am
Recess – 10:00am – 10:30am
Lunch period – 11:15am – 1:00pm

Our collection is growing!

PastedGraphic-1AUSAID – New titles are being added every month! We received a grant from the Australian government early in the year which allowed us to add several new titles to the collection. The funding also provided us with the means to begin the automation process for our collection.

SCHOLASTIC READING CLUB – Several times a year we offer the opportunity for parents to buy books for their children with the Scholastic Reading Club. This club offers a variety of titles selected by grade level to entice young readers to practice their skills and learn to love reading! The school benefits by earning “points” that are then used to buy new books for the library collection. The school’s classroom code for purchases is MGLNV and the website is (click the image below to get started!)

Watch for announcements and flyers in your child’s backpack with information and the ordering deadline. Purchases may be made with cash, checks (made out to Scholastic, Inc.) or online with a credit card. If ordering online, parents must create an account with an email address and password.

AMAZON WISHLIST – We’ve compiled a wishlist of titles that have either been requested or have been noted as a need to balance our subject areas. PastedGraphic-2This list is linked to our mailing address and any title selected will be sent directly to the school. The list has been advertised on several Facebook pages and to date – 50 new titles have been received and celebrated by our students. Each donation is acknowledged with a donation label in the front and a poster in the library.


We were recent recipients of 4 boxes of great titles selected for us from Darien Book Aid. Among the recent titles was a complete set of 2012 World Book Encyclopedias and several titles of interest for our upper elementary and middle school readers.  Kommol Tata, Darien Book Aid!

Taking a break from field day to cool off in the library and see some of the new titles from Darien Book Aid.  They’ll be made ready for the shelves this summer and the students in August.

Research goes on thanks to the nearly new and very complete set of World Book Encyclopedias. Thank you, Darien Book Aid for keeping us up to date!

DONATIONS – Do you have books to donate? Please consider us! We are interested in gently used books that would be of interest to our PreK – Grade 12 population. We don’t guarantee that every book donated will make it to the library shelves but if it doesn’t we will either sell it at a used book sale (to raise funds for needed titles) OR send your donation to another school or library.

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Favorite sites

Newbery and Caldecott Awards

Reading Rockets

Read Aloud Handbook

International Reading Association

Summer Reading Lists (University School of Nashville)

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