The welcoming and positive atmosphere of the McDonogh Middle School Krauss Memorial Library is the heart of the Middle School. The library is a comfortable place where students and faculty seek assistance and find materials and services to help meet the community’s personal and educational needs. The library's priority is to support and enrich the educational program of the Middle School.
Librarians encourage and foster a love of reading in all Middle School students, whether voracious or emerging. The library offers comfortable places to sit and read carefully selected books and magazines for pleasure. A variety of programs are offered to encourage a lifelong love of literacy, including Battle of the Books, which brings many area schools together in a spirited competition, book talks, genre book report projects, book cover contests, and author visits.
In addition to a strong curriculum-based print collection, the library provides a wide range of technological resources to connect students beyond the walls of McDonogh. Librarians support children in helping them identify and utilize valid resources, which facilitate students’ sophistication as critical thinkers and problem solvers. At the same time, librarians have ample opportunity to instill responsible, ethical technological practices in each student.
Ultimately, the Middle School library is a community space where people gather to learn and grow in all aspects of school life. Besides being a dynamic place for learning, the Middle School library is also a space for advisory groups, curricular meetings, presentations, classes, computer research, and much more. The library space is an integral part of each student’s school day.
Students are welcome to use the library during entire study hall periods if a specific project or research report has been assigned by a teacher. Students may also use the library before school, after lunch, and during outside Activities period.
Checking Out Materials
An extensive collection of books and other materials are available for loan with a three week loan period for most items. All library materials may be renewed before their due dates. There will be no fines for overdue materials: however, after three weeks overdue the students account will be charged, including a non-refundable $3.00 processing charge.
Multiple computers are available for student research. Internet access is available with supervision.
Monday to Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.