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Mary Reid Elementary School Library

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MR Library Mission

The Mary Reid School Library welcomes and supports all children in their enjoyment of reading and pursuit of lifelong learning.  Working together, we strive to provide equal access to information, ideas, and knowledge through books, programs, and other resources. We believe in the freedom to read, to learn, and to discover.


Mrs Williams, Librarian

I have been the librarian at MR School since 2019.  I have a degree in Elementary Education from the University of New Brunswick (Canada), and a Master's degree in Education from the University of Mississippi.

I enjoy reading to the Kindergarten - 3rd grade students during story time each week, or bringing out STEAM games and projects to create a fun and exciting learning environment.  I have a passion for children's literature and strive to help our students find and connect with books that will help them become lifelong lovers of reading and learning.


Circulation Policy

  • Students in grades 2 - 3 may borrow two books at a time;  Kindergarten and 1st grades borrow one book at a time.  
  • Books are loaned for a period of 14 school days.
  • Students with overdue, lost, or damaged books may not check out additional books until the fine is paid or the book is returned. (MCSD policy)
  • Fines will be assessed for damaged books based on the severity of the damage and the cost to replace or repair the book (Many of our new books are "library bound" and intended to hold up under multiple readings by many children.  This accounts for the higher cost.  While you may be able to find the book online at a reduced price, we ask that you pay the assessed fine and allow us to purchase library bound copies to replace damaged/lost library books).


DID YOU KNOW?

FACT: Reading to your child puts them almost 1 year ahead of those who are not being read to.

FACT: Reading to a child in an interactive style raises his or her IQ by over 6 points.

FACT: Children who read 3,00 words per day will be in the top 2% of standardized test.

FACT: Children who read 20 words (or less) per day will be in the bottom 2% of standardized tests.

FACT: 15 Minutes of independent reading each day = 1,000,000+ words a year.



Our Collection

  • We currently have over 4,474 books in Kindergarten - 3rd grade library.  


  • Approximately 76% fiction and 24% non-fiction, with almost the entire collection available for AR testing.


  • We have thousands of eBooks available for students and classroom units through EPIC Books, and First Book Marketplace.


Library Schedule


7:10 - 7:40  Car Rider Duty/Lunch Room Duty

7:45 - 8:30  Planning/Open Check Out

8:35 - 9:30  Self-Contained Class

9:45 - 10:40  Kindergarten

10:50 - 11:45  Second Grade

11:50 - 12:45  First Grade

12:50 - 1:30  Lunch

1:35 - 2:30  Third Grade

2:45 - 3:05  Car Rider Duty