Library & Media Center

The Monument Valley Library provides books, references materials and electronic access to a wide variety of resources which our students use for projects, pleasure reading and personal interest. The Library is open each day from 7:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  Students visit the library with their core classes to work on projects which are often a collaboration between the classroom teacher and our librarian, Mrs. Kane. Students may also use the library during morning homeroom time and lunch/recess time.  Book Clubs meet in the Library on Wednesdays during lunch/recess.  The Library hosts a Scholastic Bookfair every September to connect students with the latest and greatest new books. For more information about library resources which your students can access from home as they work on their projects, follow the link to the Library website.  

New from Mrs. Kane:

There are many learning and recreational reading resources available from the DBM Library website:

Britannica School Middle is an online encyclopedia offering thousands of articles on a full range of topics – science, history, sports, geography, biography.  Articles offer multiple reading levels with a read-aloud option. No password or login is needed. 

Our Capstone Digital account provides 95 read-aloud, read-along books.  Topics include ancient cultures, U. S. history, and science, but others are “just for fun,” such as The Captivating, Creative, Unusual History of Comic Books and Great Electronic Gadget Designs.   On the Log-in Screen,  type “monument” as the username and “valley” as the password at the bottom of the screen.

Students who like to learn computer programming can choose from a wealth of free tutorials at the Hour of Code website, or try other programs recommended by Beans magazine.  

Check with your local library as some will continue to be open for people to borrow books and DVD’s.  Your local public library offers many online resources: Mason & Ramsdell Libraries (GB),  Stockbridge Library Association, West Stockbridge Public Library, Otis Public Library.


Nancy Kane