• Mollie GillespieThe World Of Reading Welcome to the World Of Reading!

     

    mgillespie@madison-schools.com
    School phone no.  601-898-7710.


    Welcome Message

    About the Teacher

    Hello. I am the librarian at Madison Crossing Elementary. I have been a librarian since 1981 and joined the Madison Crossing staff in 2006.

     Madison Crossing Elementary Library serves children kindergarten through 5th grade. 

    During the school year we have a school book fair. Our book fair is connected to the PTO's Crossing Fest. There will be books to purchase as well as posters, educational kits, decorated pencils and bookmarks. This year's book fair will be held Oct. 24-29 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.. Book fair will be open on Saturday Oct. 27 during the hours of the Crossing Fest.
     
    *****On March 6, 2019 MCE will host guest author Eliot Schrefer. He will speak to the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. Forms have been sent home for students who wish to purchase an autographed copy of one of his book. Reviews of his books can be located on the Barnes and Noble website. Please fill out entire form and turn in with money by Febl 28.,2019. Books will be handed out by author on March 6. Please make checks out to Lemuria Books or if paying with cash please have the correct amount since I do not keep change in the library.*****
     
    We had a guest author, Steve Moore, visit our school on March 28, 2018. He spoke to the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students about writing and illustrating a book. 
     
    The Madison Crossing Reading Fair will be held Oct. 19, 2018. This is where the students read a story and then tell the story through a decorated project board. The first place winners progressed on to the District Reading Fair. This is not a required student activity. Please sign the form sent home and return to the school librarian no later than Friday Oct. 5  in order to receive the necessary rules and guidelines. Please turn in form if you wish to enter your child in the Reading Fair. The students will not receive guideline information unless I receive a signed form from the parent. You may look at the guidelines at READING FAIR@MDEK12.ORG
     
    Check out these web sites for great reference materials.   World Book Encyclopedia - www.worldbookonline.com   User name: mavericks, Password: students
    Magnolia is a website full of articles and information. Go to  http://magnolia.msstate.edu/   If asked for a password use: magn0897 
     
     
    Your child's pleasure reading is a huge part of their education. Be certain to check out the various children's reading programs that will be offered at your public library and in the local book stores.  
     
    The school library does not accept replacement copies purchased for the library by students or parents. If a book is lost or destroyed the fine must be paid in order for the school librarian to
    purchase a replacement book.
     
     
    Mission Statement for Madison Crossing Library
    The library is committed to assisting the students and staff of Madison Crossing by instilling a lifelong enjoyment of reading while using information literacy skills and a collaborative approach to instruction based on the curriculum established by our school. The library is committed to providing access to quality print and non-print materials and technology.
     
    The library will help students learn through a quality program using information literacy skills.
     
    The library will provide students and staff with access to a variety of quality materials appropriate for the age of our students and their curriculum.
     
    The library will promote the love and enjoyment of reading.
     
    The library will provide assistance to the staff and collaboration in the areas of instruction in information literacy and technology to support the curriculum.