The Beattie Media Center is at the heart of the school, supporting and enriching curriculum by providing access to technology and information for students, staff, and parents.
Visitors can use computers to search for materials or work on projects, and access over 14,000 books including reference materials, non-fiction, fiction, and books for the beginning and emergent reader. We have a large selection of great picture books for reading aloud, reading together, or enjoying independently. Most of the titles are marked with reading levels and included in the Accelerated Reading program. AR awards students points for successfully completing short comprehension quizzes after they have completed a book. Students visit the library for a read-aloud and checkout every week and for class projects as needed. Check out a book from our E-Book collection! Works best with Google Chrome as the browser.
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Media and Technology
Information can be found not only in our great collection of books, but also on the internet, special programs designed for elementary learning, and in digital and e-books. Beattie's 30 station computer lab is open to all classes. All students 3rd-5th grade have their own laptops to use in the classroom and teachers use interactive Smartboards as exciting tools to engage learners. K-2nd grade classrooms have access to a mobile cart with Chromebooks to use for technology enriched projects, also.
Our Media Manager, Mrs. Wisbon is happy to help you find a good book and talk about books you've already read, or new ones you want to try next. Outside of the Media Center, use our on-line Beattie library search https://lib.psdschools.org/Library/Home to find the books you want to check out, or see if they are available. Good suggestions often lead to something new on the Best Children's Books website