Media Center

booksLibrary Hours:

  • The library is open for students and parents from 7:30 AM until 2:30 PM on school days.
  • Things to do at the library: (1) Read and check-out books, (2) study and do homework, & (3) research.



Please see our Library Resource Center page for catalog information and helpful resource links. http://mpslib/common/servlet/

Checkout Policy:

  • Kindergarteners may check out 1 book starting second semester.
  • First Graders may check out 1 book.
  • Second through Sixth Grader may check out 2 books.
  • Parents are welcome to visit the library and check-out books during normal library hours.
  • Students can check-in and check-out throughout the week in addition to their scheduled library days during recess and before/after school.
  • Books are overdue if they are not returned or renewed on the student’s scheduled library day. Students cannot check out another book until all previous books are returned (or lost books have been paid for).
  • Students will be fined only when library books are lost or damaged. The purchased price is charged if a book is damaged beyond repair or is lost. Students cannot check out book until fines have been paid. Fines can be paid with cash or a check made out to “Ishikawa Elementary.”

Library Mission Statement:

The Ishikawa Elementary School Library Media Center mission is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of information and ideas.

To accomplish this mission the Ishikawa Media Center will:

  • provide access to materials in a variety of formats
  • provide instruction in the use of materials and equipment
  • design learning strategies tailored to meet the needs of individual students
  • provide a program that will develop positive learning experiences and leadership -skills that will contribute to lifelong learning
  • assist the staff in integrating the library/media program into the current currirulum.
  • commit to becoming a partner with administrators, teachers, and parents
  • providing students with access to information and ideas
  • serve as the center of resources and enrichment for our school community

Curriculum Goals:

  • Direct instruction and library/media center materials are intended to support, complement, and extend classroom instruction.
  • Library/media center instruction is intended to develop a life-long enjoyment of reading.
  • Library/media center instruction is intended to encourage students to develop life-long literacy skills, habits and attitudes.
  • Encourage students to become discriminating consumers and skilled interpreters of information.
Resource Center Spec
Lisa McGee
(480) 472-7738
Resource Center Aide Melissa Fernandez (480) 472-7739