A place for everyone
All students with all development levels are serviced at Mark Twain. You will find an Emergent Reader section for the beginning readers, an Easy Chapter section for the students who are bridging their way from easy books to upper grade books. For the upper grade students struggling to find a just-right lower-level book, we have just developed a high-low section. We received a grant to help develop it to its utmost for intoxicating reading and life-long love of reading.
Mark Twain is excited to have their own state-of-the-art virtual reality in its possession. The library and GT teacher collaborate to incorporate this tool into the curriculum and beyond.
All students may check-out additional books each week. Just bring your parent into the media center until 3:00 p.m. and go shopping. The parents will get their own Share Parents card (for parents that share the love of reading with their child). They can check out every day if they like! We love parents involved in their students' learning.
The Mark Twain Media Center is a hub of activity beyond regularly scheduled check-outs and research based lessons. Mentors to Pre-K students can be witnessed bonding with the littles. After-school clubs meet here almost every day. Paw Pals read with our second graders throughout the year. Reading Partners utilize this space. Community partners share their time with their buddies in the media center. Many nature enthusiasts just come through to visit with the guinea pigs, our tiny mascots and friends to many. Our doors are always open to everyone at Mark Twain Media Center.
We are community based at Mark Twain. The sixth graders take part in the Walk on Human Trafficking each year after learning about the atrocities. Our fourth graders have already raised funds for the 25th anniversary of the Lemon Aid Project. One student won the artwork design that will be on all the t-shirts worn at the Lemon Aid stands this fall. We are proud of him. We are out of the box, participating in geocaching to poetry coffee houses at the Gypsy downtown. Anything goes. We love to stimulate all the intelligences of our students in as much differentiated learning as possible.
The mission of the Tulsa Public Schools' Library Media Services is to promote the skills, experiences, and confidence that will enable children and young adults to use libraries and information resources for lifelong learning.