TAISM’s library facilities and programs have greatly evolved since 1998 from a single classroom to three separate facilities. The ES library, MS Learning Commons, and the HS library were completed in August 2015. Each facility has a distinct design and vetted collection which caters to the needs of the specific age of students and adheres to the TAISM Mission Statement. With over 21,000 print books and 3300 ebooks in its overall database, the TAISM libraries serve the entire school community. The libraries have an ever-growing collection of books, equipment, periodicals and digital resources and use Follett’s Destiny automated system and OverDrive ebooks. All three libraries are staffed with certified professional librarians who teach information literacy skills throughout the school.
The libraries are open for independent student use before and after school, during lunch, recesses and throughout the regular school day. Considered a community resource, the libraries are also open to parents throughout the day, although student and teacher use is prioritized. Elementary and middle school classes visit the library once during the 6-day cycle while HS classes use a flexible schedule. Independent study students use the HS library throughout the day.
TAISM’s libraries sponsor a number of special events during the school year including author visits, reading incentive programs, Children’s Book Week celebrations, Teen Read Week, Poetry Month, Book Clubs and Fairs.
Please click on the following links to connect to each of the libraries’ home pages for student learning.
ES Librarian - Christopher Hays, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MS Librarian - Ryan Callaway, Email: email@example.com
HS Librarian - Paige Spilles, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org