"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you'll go."
I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! by Dr. Seuss
For many of us the words of Dr. Seuss were the first words we read. Dr. Seuss wanted to make reading fun and silly and successful in order to whet the appetite of his many readers. At the Christ the King Media Center, our goal is to introduce students to many different genres so that they will make reading a lifelong pleasure. In this technological age, becoming information literate is no longer a luxury, but a necessity.
Our media center is staffed with one full-time media specialist, one part-time instructional technology specialist and one part-time assistant. Without our many fantastic parent volunteers who assist with shelving books and coordinating our book fairs, we couldn’t keep the media center running smoothly.
Students may choose from over 16,000 books, periodicals and audiovisual materials. In addition, the media center recently purchased 17 Nook ebooks for students in 4th — 8th grade to check out. To locate library books and to learn research skills, there are four desktop computers and 23 laptop computers.
To enhance reading comprehension, Christ the King uses Accelerated Reader quizzes to report on a student's reading level and to observe his performance during the course of the school year. This year, CKS has subscribed to Accelerated Reader Enterprise, an AR list of all AR quizzes which are available. This list includes more than 140,000 quizzes.
All students from Kindergarten through fifth grade have a weekly scheduled library class. This gives students the opportunity to check out books and to develop the skills they need to obtain reliable information. The Christ the King Media Center is a warm, inviting place serving both students and faculty.