Features and Highlights of Northside Library
Northside’s library houses approximately 16,000 books with a variety of reading levels appropriate for all students. Mrs. Sandra Williams is the Library Media Specialist with 28 years of teaching/library experience. She is assisted by Mrs. Teresa Riley who serves in a part-time assistant capacity.
All students visit the library weekly and check out books after enjoying fun, exciting stories during read-aloud time. Reading is brought to life in a way that fosters a love for learning and exploring within the pages of a book. Students are provided an opportunity to “broaden their horizons” as they are exposed to a wide variety of genres and topics.
Students are taught to utilize the OPAC system so they can locate materials independently and conduct research. Many teachers expect students to research topics for presentations and the library is the hub for these endeavors. Mrs. Williams collaborates with classroom teacher to pull materials, assist students in locating appropriate books or online resources, and discuss proper citations for research papers. Utilizing the Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) is also emphasized during library visits for upper grade students.