Media Center

First Grade Team
Welcome to the IMC (library)!

IMC(Media) Teacher 
Laura Stirmlinger
Laura.Stirmlinger@district196.org
651-683-6969, voice mail 92705

Becky Jacobson, Media Assistant

Oak Ridge Media Center
On-Line Catalog (click to access)

Click here to access our list of AudioBooks available to OR students.



Welcome to the Oak Ridge Media Center, usually called the library or IMC.  IMC stands for Instructional Media Center, reflecting all the media beyond books that we have for our students.   They come on a regularly scheduled basis with their classroom for lessons on library skills and for checking out books each cycle period.
 
Kindergartners have library with Mrs. Ness this school year.  They hear a story in their classroom and then come to the IMC for check out a new book each cycle period. She teaches them book care rules and the love for literature.

First graders come twice each cycle period to check out two books and learn about book care rules and where things are in the media center.  They learn about fiction and non-fiction books, authors and illustrators.

Second graders also come twice each cycle period to check out three books one of the days and then to have a learning day the other day.  They learn more about books, authors, illustrators, research and media skills.

Third, fourth and fifth graders come for 50 minute class times once each cycle period.  They learn how to use the computer card catalog, how to find the books in the library and how to use reference materials.  We introduce them to the online databases we subscribe to and they learn about many of the book awards that are given out each year. 

We accept donated books for special occasions such as a birthday, in memory of a friend or relative, in honor of a favorite teacher, a special occasion like the 100th day of school and just because.  These gifts have been hard cover books and paperback books.  We place a special bookplate in each book thanking the donor and sharing their reason.  We also include the name of the donor in the principal’s monthly newsletter as a way of saying thank you for their thoughtfulness.

It is our pleasure to see each student in the IMC each week and every year that they are here at Oak Ridge.  We love seeing them grow from a kindergartner to a fifth grader and we hope we inspire them to love reading books!!

Need to do some research?
Oak Ridge Media Center On-Line Catalog

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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