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    Mission Statement


    The mission of the Muir Library and Computer Program is to create a warm, welcoming environment where students are empowered to become lifelong learners, lovers of the written word, and effective users of ideas, information, and technology. 

    Announcements, Thank Yous And Upcoming Events

    • Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year.
    • Thank you to my continuing volunteers in the library: Laura Weinstein, Jeannie Wong, Jenny Hassen Das (mom of Gabby and Serena), and Jim Peterson! 
    • I need more volunteers for shifts in the library, if you are interested please contact me smarsh@seattleschools.org

     

    Three Roles of the Librarian


    Librarians in the Seattle School District:

    1. Teach Information Literacy
    2. Promote Literacy and Advocate Reading
    3. Manage Information by providing appropriate information resources to students, teachers, administrators, and parents

     

    Libraries and Student Achievement


    A substantial body of research since 1990 shows a positive relationship between school libraries and student achievement. Fourteen unique state research studies validated that a school library program that is adequately staffed, resourced, and funded can lead to higher student achievement regardless of the socioeconomic or educational levels of the community. 

     

    Library Programs Promoting Literacy




    Global Reading Challenge: In conjunction with the Seattle Public Library 4th and 5th graders are encouraged to participate in the Challenge which involves teams of 7 students working together. Each team will have read each of the 10 Global Reading Challenge books. There will be a Muir playoff and the winning team will go on to the Semi-Finals at the Seattle Public Library.  If they win the Semi - Finals, they will go on to the Championship Round.

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    Library Resources

    • 7,852 Titles 
    • 15,133 copies
    • We have an average monthly circulation of 1,155 volumes.
    • 2 Print encyclopedias at two grade levels.
    • Subscriptions to 16 Periodical Magazines.
    • 10 Computers with access to the Online Catalogue, the Internet and Microsoft Office applications.
    • 32 Dell Latitude 3340 laptops 

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    Donate Now: We really need computer headphones for the lab and library.  It would still be superfantastic if you could just donate one book! To check out my book wish list just click on the link below:


    www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/ref=gno_listpop_wi

     

    Biggest Needs:

    • Computer Headphones 
    • AA and AAA Batteries
    • Computer Speakers (to loan out to teachers)

     

    Circulation Statistics

    2019 TBA
    2018: 11,549
    2017:  11,461
    2016: 11,855
    2015: 15,050
    2014: 13,298
    2013: 12,972
    2012: 10,694
    2011: 12,240
    2010: 13,323
    2009: 12,955
    2008: 12,284 
    2007: 14,665
    2006: 13,615
    2005: 13,928
    2004: 12,447
    2003: 12,046