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Paton Media Center

Media Center

Pamela Santilli, Media Specialist
Rosemary Royer, Media Instructional Assistant

Hours: 8:30am - 3:30pm

The mission of the school media center is to:

  • promote life-long learning and reading for both pleasure and information
  • foster a love and appreciation of literature while encouraging reading as a habit of mind.

Elementary Media Program

The school Media Center is the heart of our elementary schools in Shrewsbury. In the Media Center students are introduced to fine literature and quality authors and illustrators. Students are encouraged to develop a lifelong love of reading. Media instruction promotes sound library habits and care for media materials while empowering students to independently use media resources. Media lessons provide students with a variety of curriculum related activities. The literature based lessons are connected to the  English Language  Arts, Social Studies and Science Massachusetts State Frameworks.
 
The media specialist rotates among the five elementary media centers, one day per week at each and oversees the functioning of each Media Center. Day to day operations of the elementary media center is the responsibility of the full time media instructional assistant, supervised by the certified media  specialist. The media specialist develops the lessons for the assistants to deliver to the various grade levels as well as overseeing the library's automated circulation system, selecting resources for the collection and maintaining a current wish list of books for each school.