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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.

VR experience

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.

more books

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.

Activities abound

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.

Community Involvement

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.

Announcements

TCCL Summer Reading Program
Don't forget to be a part of this year's summer reading through the Tulsa City County Libraries.  Just read or listen to eight books and visit any Tulsa library branch four times to earn a medal and coupon booklet with FREE stuff and discounts.  Read 12 or more books to reach the bonus level and win an inflatable space shuttle.  Plus, you'll be entered in the drawings for AWESOME prizes!

All children that get their summer reading medal have the privilege of checking out an extra book al year. We love to reward readers that are self-motivated even when not in school.

2020 Sequoyah Book Lists
Make sure you're a part of this school's year Sequoyah Awards.  Just read (or listen to) three or more of the books on this year's list, and you get to vote. 

This special Oklahoma Sequoyah Book Award is voted on by only the students of Oklahoma, no adults allowed.  Authors will often state the recognition from their readers makes this award one of the highest honors they can wish to achieve.  The Sequoyah Book Award has been around since 1959 and is the third oldest children's choice award in the nation. 

Policies & Procedures

Checkouts

Each student is allowed to check out 2 books. Grades Kinder thru 2nd grade must have their book bag.  Check out is for one week. 

Resource Links

ICDL

ICDLInternational Children's Digital Library lets you read books right on your computer.  Click on the kinds of books you like to read and follow the directions to read a great book.

Book Adventure

Book Adventure A FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K‑8. Children create their own book lists from over 7,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. Book Adventure was created by and is maintained by Sylvan Learning.

Visual Merriam

Visual Dictionary This is a picture dictionary online.  You can even have the words pronounced for you!

Storyline

Storyline This site features videos of famous actors reading favorite children's stories.  This website is part of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists Foundation, which provides the free videos and activity guides.  New story videos are added, so keep checking in.

Fun Projects

BigHugeLabsBe creative! This web tool lets you make magazine covers, movie posters, trading cards, and more.

 

Mission 

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.

Library Hours

7:25 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.

Contact Us

Rebecca Harris
Librarian

918-833-8828
harrire@tulsaschools.org

 

 


 

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