Mission  
The PRMS Library Media Center's mission is to assist members of the learning community in becoming effective users of information and to foster a love of reading. 

Online Library Catalog
Go to http://destiny.lex2.org/ to see all the Lexington School District Two online library catalogs. Click on the link to the Pine Ridge Middle School library web page on the right side. On the library home page click the Catalog tab at the top to search for books. 

PRMS Library Information
The library has over 8000 books, 35 student and professional magazines and 24 computers. Our new eBook collection is also available allowing checkout around the clock. The collection strives to provide print materials that appeal to all level of readers, and that provide support to the curriculum. In addition, teachers bring classes in for research skills lessons. Other lessons using technology skills such as web site evaluation, search techniques,and types of search engines are also offered.

Want to support your school library? We average well over 9,000 book checkouts per year, which puts a lot of wear and tear on our books. You can help by visiting Bound to Stay Bound, a library book company, and buying books for the library! 

Information 
Interested in school libraries? Check out the State Department of Education's web page with library standards at http://ed.sc.gov/agency/programs-services/36/.  The American Association of School Librarians also has information for parents about school libraries at http://www.ala.org/aasl/aboutaasl/aaslcommunity/quicklinks/parents.

Library Use
Wonder what goes on in the PRMS library? A Google Document is used by students to sign in when they come to the library without their class. From this document data can be analyzed and graphed. The graph and table below show library use by grade and visit reason for the 2012/2013 school year. 
Other statistics can be pulled from the circulation software. For example, over 7600 items were checked out during the same year. 

 Grade and number of visits
Reason for visit            Num of Students

Book checkout                    1706
Computer use                       212
Makeup testing                     219
Other                                    25


Library Web Pages
 
See this page for information about the library and our policies.  
  
Our online catalog is available at http://destiny.lex2.org. Select Pine Ridge Middle School from the list of district schools. To search click the catalog tab at the top. There is also a link to our new eBook collection. 

See this page for information about our new electronic books.   
 
See information about the JBA nominees program, lists of books and links to fun sites about the books! 
 
Looking for a good book? Or need help with research? Check out the Student Information page.
 

See this page for information on scheduling class research, book checkout, or teacher resources. 

Use the web site to search all of the library branches. Check out the calendar for information on activities for children, teens and adults.
 
The calendar showing class visits and other activities at the library.