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TPES Library Media Center

Welcome to the TPES Library Media Center page!  Here you will see who works in our school's Library Media Center as well as information regarding hours of operation, services provided, and links to various resources.
Charity Standridge
Ms. Charity Standridge
Library Media Specialist
Services: The TPES Library Media Center is staffed by a certified Pre-K-12 Library Media Specialist who is also a certified K-8 Teacher.  The media center serves approximately 370 students in grades Pre-K-4 as well as numerous faculty and staff.  The media center's circulation system is fully automated.  The media center also fully utilizes an Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC), also known as an electronic card catalog, which allows patrons to search our collection of books and materials via the Internet from any place that has an Internet connection.  Each class in grades K-3  attends a Library enrichment class for 55 minutes each week in the media center.  Each class in grade 4 attends a Library enrichment class for 45 minutes each week in the media center.  The media center provides books and other materials for students, faculty, and staff to checkout.  The media center staff strives to meet the informational needs of its' patrons.  We continuously work to add new items to the collection as funds become available.  The media center staff also instructs its' patrons in information skills, reinforces the school's curriculum and the classroom instruction, while also promoting literacy and instilling a love of reading and information seeking in its' patrons.  We also coordinate, offer, and assist with numerous programs, classes, and events such as: RTI (Response to Intervention) small-groups, Scholastic Book Fair,  Literacy Night, and Accelerated Reader (AR) events just to name a few.
Volunteer: We are always looking for good volunteers to help in the TPES Library Media Center with the day-to-day operation as well as special events.  If you would like to volunteer, please call Ms. Charity Standridge at the school at 423-253-2626 or send her a note with your child's name, teacher's name, and phone number on it.   
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Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 7:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Open Circulation is Monday-Friday, 7:45-8:00 a.m.  If students need to exchange materials outside of their regularly scheduled Library class, they may do so during Open Circulation time.
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2018-2019 Library Events:
11/12/18-11/16/18- Scholastic Book Fair.  The theme is "Enchanted Book Fair: Let Your Imagination Grow!".  Students may dress as a fairy tale character, fairy tale animal, or wear a silly/favorite hat on their Book Fair day.  Family & Friends Night is Thursday, 11/15/18 from 3-6 p.m.  A door prize drawing of $25.00 in free books will be given away to one lucky TPES student.  Look for more information to come home closer to this event. 
2/28/19- Spring Scholastic Book Fair and TPES Pirate Literacy Night 5-7 p.m.  Visit literacy stations and receive a free book, pirate treasure, and much more!  Door prizes will be given away at the Literacy Night as well as the Book Fair.  Please look for more information to come home closer to this event.  Click here to visit the Book Fair homepage.
4/12/19- AR Fun Day.  Students who meet their AR  point goal for the year will attend AR Fun Day.  
May 15, 2019- AR Awards Program at 7:45 a.m.
May-July 2019- The Tellico Plains Public Library will host a Summer Reading Program.  Click here for more information.
Please check back for more event postings throughout the school year!