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Taylor Media Center

The Taylor Media Center's mission is to foster lifelong readers, critical thinkers, and skillful researchers.

As the library continues to evolve, the Library Vision Committee is excited to announce four pillars to support our mission statement. Think, share, grow, and create are the “how” to the mission statement’s “why.” These words will guide us into the next phase of what our school community wants the library to become.

Parents and students are invited to the library to share what they would like to see as the library transforms over the next couple of years. Write your suggestions on a sticky note and place on one of the columns. We will use this data to help guide us on this journey. Four pillars of our library's mission
students leaving the libraryJames River Day School believes in the power of books to expand horizons and develop character. The Taylor Media Center seeks to cultivate enthusiasm for reading, an appreciation of libraries, the value of their resources, and the development of information literacy skills necessary for success in an information-rich environment. We believe that to achieve these goals require the cooperation of librarians, teachers, administrators, and parents. Taylor Media Center seeks to encourage these partnerships. In addition, we strive to be a valuable resource for the entire James River Day School community.
Links for Students and Parents

Students, do you need to find out if the book you read has an AR quiz available? Go to www.arbookfind.com. ARBookfind gives both the level and point values for the books listed in its database.

Students, are you working on a research paper or project. Use www.finditva.com to find resources. Find it Virginia is a collection of databases that provide free 24/7 access to resources such as newspapers, magazine and journal articles, and books such as encyclopedias. Materials are available for all age ranges and interests. They will need their public library card until further notice.

To help find books that fit a student's reading level, go to http://www.lexile.com/findabook.

Find just the right books using Book Wizard from Scholastic. You can search by reading level to find perfect books and even refine your seach by genre or subject.  You can even find a book similar to one you like by using the "similar books" tab on the Book Wizard. Book Wizard can generate a book list at the perfect readability level for your child.