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LIBRARY MATERIALS AND
The KCS Library/Media Center has, in addition to
a fine elementary and junior high print collection of almost 14,000 volumes,
an audio listening center for individual and class use; a speakerphone
for conference telephone communications with experts in given fields of
study; many periodicals of a high interest level; a networked multi-platform
interactive computer environment with products
such as encyclopedias, almanacs, full text periodicals, and a variety
of indices for reference, and the Internet. We have a fully automated
and upgraded library automation system for circulation, and a networked
Online Public Access Catalog. Students can access the KCS library holdings
from their classrooms and from home OPAC.
We also have access to statewide pubic library automated Online Public
Access Catalogs. We house a Professional Library for staff and for parents.
In conjunction with the Kent AIDS Awareness Group and the Northwest Connecticut
AIDS Project, we are a repository for educational resources for AIDS awareness.
In addition, there is a student work exhibition screen, which is changed
monthly and used by all classes to display art projects, talking exhibits,
and other student work. At any given time we can seat thirty for classroom
instruction; ten for the audio listening center; accommodate another ten
for work study or sixty for programming. The community is welcome to use
our facilities any day from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during the school day,
or by appointment for evening use. Volunteers are welcome!
Students may check out books, periodicals,
and non-print media, such as audio and video cassettes for a period of
one to two weeks. They may check out as many materials as they wish (unless
instructed otherwise by their teachers) and return them at any time during
that period. Some reference sources may be circulated overnight, but there
is a $25.00 fine if they are not returned by 9:00 a.m. the following morning.
Students may also avail themselves of Summer Circulation whereby they
may check out materials for the summer. All materials may be renewed.