Welcome to the Mary Hogan Library and Media Center
Mary Hogan School has a large well equipped Library Media Center. We provide library services and instruction to approximately 400 students. We support teachers with their curriculum, as well as help with Technology Integration whenever needed. Our computer lab is available for all students and staff.
Our CollectionMary Hogan School Library holds about 14,000 titles. In addition to the usual Library sections, we have many high interest areas for the students to choose from. Some of our most popular areas include the Graphic Novel section, the Early Non-Fiction (ENF) section and the Transitional section (for students who are ready to take on the challenge of chapter books).In 2015 we worked on updating our Beginning Readers area thanks to monies raised by MESA’s amazing Read-a-thon.Look for these great titles!
We work hard to find titles that will engage the student population, and we always welcome student and teacher book suggestions. We do most of our purchasing in the spring and summer, but there are often opportunities for our Library to purchase new books during the school year. If you have a suggestion, you can fill out our Book Suggestions form, or speak with Julie or Liz at the circulation desk.In addition to our children's sections, we maintain a professional library for our teachers and staff which is updated with new titles yearly. Most recently we have added a number of titles on the Responsive Classroom. Our Library also hosts two community collections. We have a Parent shelf with many helpful titles , and a Health and Wellness Shelf which focuses on family issues. Parents and community members are welcome to have a patron account with us. Come see us at the circulation desk.
Library classes are held once a week for all students in Kindergarten through 4th Grade. Library instruction includes story times with responses to literature, library skills, research skills, as well as computer skills. 5th and 6th grade classes also have library classes during parts of the school year with focuses on specific library and media skills. Julie Altemose’s schedule also allows for flexible instruction time with the older grades to enable her to help assist the teachers with their units of study. Check our Library Class Schedule to see when your student has library time.
Throughout the school year, the Ilsley Library joins us to offer “Library Lunches” for 2nd through 6th grade students. Students meet for a fun read-aloud during their lunch period. We do our best to include students who wish to join. Joining the library lunch group is voluntary and we select new groups of students every 6-8 weeks. Most students who wish to participate should receive the opportunity to join at least one Library Lunch session.