Media Center

The Royerton Elementary library/media center is a spacious and pleasant area located in the heart of our school, decorated according to the month of the year. The library is divided in two adjoining rooms, which also physically divides our book collection as well. The primary or picture books, both fiction and nonfiction, are located in the new, many-windowed addition where all classes meet for library instruction skills, such as using the library catalog and other skills useful for locating materials. 

The main section of the library accommodates our upper level fiction and nonfiction books, as well as reference books and our magazine selection for students and teachers. We supply professional magazines as well as current interest ones. 

Between the two rooms and at a focal point in the library, we have a moon tower clock which was purchased locally. The clock is a physical rendition of the nursery rhyme "Hey Diddle Diddle". Composed of papier mache and other light materials, it is whimsical and entertaining as well as a functional part of our library. 

Our library is used for a variety of purposes such as student council, after school tutoring, and faculty meetings, as well as scheduled special events for parents and grandparents. 

Books selected for the library are chosen from starred reviews in professional journals and recommendations of staff and students. Audio visual materials, such as videos, are supplied by our East Central Indiana Cooperative, where teachers place orders directly. 

We have at least one book fair each year to raise funds for library favors, such as bookmarks, as well as decorations and other items which are not funded by our budget. 

We believe, "We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading". - from R. Evans, B.F. Skinner: The Man and His Ideas (1968)