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.
PRMS Library Information : The PRMS library has over 8000 books, a growing eBook collection, 35 student and professional magazines, and 24 computers. We offer materials that appeal to all levels of readers and provide support to teachers and their curriculum. Your librarian can collaborate with teachers on lessons so that students learn research skills, source evaluation, web search techniques, and technology skills.
Media Center Circulation Policies
1. Students must have their school issued identification cards or a temporary wristband in order to check out materials.
2. Students may check out books and magazines for a period of three weeks. They may be renewed one time.
3. A five-cent per day fine will accrue on each overdue book or magazine. Fines must be paid in order for a student to check out additional materials. Books overdue more than 90 days will be fined at a rate of 25 cents per day up to the price of the book.*
4. In the event that a student loses or damages a book, they are responsible for paying the replacement fee. A student will not be allowed to check out any other materials until the lost book is either found or the replacement fee is paid.
Every effort is made to avoid fines with students receiving notices at least once per nine weeks. Students can also check their library account using the library web page to login to their account, or whenever their class comes to the library.
* Important Note: Books kept over the summer will be fined the price of the book since a replacement must be ordered and paid for by the library.
Check out these awesome resources
Check out the State of South Carolina's online library at SCDISCUS.org. To use DISCUS at home you may need the username and password. You can get it from your school media specialist or a public librarian. If you are a Lex2 student, click this link to view them. (You must be logged in to your Lex2 Gmail account to view the document.) For GALE databases you only enter the password. For other databases you enter both the username and password.)
Lexington County Public Library
The Lexington County Public Library has local branches all over the county offering books, movies, computers, events and much more!
SC Junior Book Awards
PRMS joins other schools across the state each year in voting for a favorite book from a list of twenty books nominated by students around the state. Voting occurs at the end of February so be sure to read as many of them as you can. They are on display on the display shelf by the circulation desk. This years list is showcased in this slide show - 2019/2020 JBA Nominees
Ever wonder how libraries impact student test scores? Okay, maybe you don't wonder, but a lot of educators work on improving student achievement. So for any of you who think reading and libraries are not important, see these sources.
The Library Research Service has impact studies showing how school libraries affect student test scores and more. See them at Library Research Service's School Library Impact Studies
Lance, K. C., Schwarz, B., & Rodney, M. J. (2014). How libraries transform schools by contributing to student success: Evidence linking South Carolina school libraries and PASS & HSAP results. Retrieved from South Carolina Association of School Libraries: http://www.scasl.net/the-south-carolina-impact-study
How Minecraft undermined my digital defenses Like to play games? Read this article about how downloading a mod can get you more than you bargained for - malware, spyware and more. Written by a technology writer for the BBC news organization. How Minecraft undermined my digital defences