The Bryan Middle School Learning Commons is also a Virtual Learning Commons. This allows the LC to be a resource 24/7 by providing virtual access to all aspects of the collection. Visitors to our site can search the print collection, download eBooks and link to our electronic resources.
At Bryan , the Truman award nominated books are highly promoted each year. These titles are the most widely-read books in our collection. Students who read at least four books from this year's list are eligible to attend a quarterly celebration as well as an end-of-the-year ice cream party. These readers also qualify to vote each March for their favorite title which determines the winning book for that year. Stop by the learning commons for more information.
Our Mission: Our mission is to guide students and staff to be effective and ethical researchers and users of ideas and information. Our program promotes the love of reading and develops 21st century skills.
Our Vision: We envision a physical and virtual space where all learners discover, create, inquire and think critically to produce and communicate new knowledge both independently and collaboratively.
· Provide quality assistance to students and staff in order to integrate knowledge with resources
· Provide curriculum-based print and on-line resources that are up-to-date and easily accessible
· Develop learning strategies and assessments to continuously improve learning
· Create innovative programs to encourage reading and learningFrequently Asked Questions
Q. What time does the LC open and close?A. The library is open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Q. How long can I check out a book?A. Students can check out two books at a time for 2 weeks. Can't finish in 2 weeks?
Stop by and renew your book. No Problem!
Q. Do you charge fines for overdue books?A. There is a small charge of a nickel a day for overdue books.
Q. Can I go to the LC throughout the school day?A. During school hours students need a pass from their classroom teacher to come to the learning commons. Students are welcome to come before school to read, finish assignments or just chat with friends.
Q. Can I use my Ipod, eReader, or phone in the LC?
A. Yes, technology is welcome in the learning commons. Students here with their classroom teacher or on a pass from a teacher must adhere to the teacher's direction.
Q. Can I print my documents?A. Yes, school related documents are free. Printing must be done i n the computer labs.