The LRC is Jackson's information center for students and staff. It is our mission to support the work students and teachers are doing in the classroom, while providing them with access to the materials and information they need to be successful. The LRC staff strives to provide a welcoming learning environment where students are taught to be independent readers, information problem solvers, intellectual explorers and active learners.
Book checkout and return begins at 8:20 each morning and runs until 3:25 p.m. During the day students often visit the LRC with their whole class, as part of a prearranged book talk, checkout or class research project. Students also come to the LRC on their own with teacher permission throughout the school day to checkout books or work on research.
Looking for a good book to read? We welcome students to ask for recommendations. We also love it when students make recommendations. A good resource for middle school books is the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award. The Rebecca Caudill Award was developed to encourage children and young adults to read for personal satisfaction. A master list of twenty books are nominated each year. Past winners include Powerless by Matthew Cody (superheroes), The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (dystopian world) and All the Lovely Bad Ones by Mary Downing Hahn (spine-chilling) and the latest winner, Wonder by R.J. Palacio (realistic fiction). For more information check out the Rebecca Caudill Web site or visit the LRC.
Jackson's LRC is a busy, exciting place.
Tami Jilek, Circulation Desk and LRC Assistant
Ryan Forner, LRC Staff