Guntersville Public Library (Patronage to the Guntersville Public Library will give you access to their EBOOK and AUDIOBOOK Library (Overdrive).) Click Here
Library Media Program Vision/Philosophy:
The Guntersville City Schools media programs will offer its patrons more than materials to check in and out. As an educational facility, interested in hooking children on life-long education, the media center will respond not only to the curricula needs of staff and students, but it will also offer students additional programs and materials to stimulate individual interests as well as opportunities to develop new interests. Students grow by questioning, exploring, trying, testing, reading, and listening as well as expressing ideas and exchanging viewpoints with others.
To offer student’s meaningful opportunities for personal growth, many different kinds of programs, materials, and technologies should be offered. All media center users are not alike, therefore the Guntersville City Schools media program aspires to provide a background of information and programs, which will enable users to acquire personal growth and make intelligent judgments in their daily lives.
Library Media Program Objectives:
The Guntersville City Schools media programs are concerned with generating the understanding of American freedoms and preserving these freedoms through the development of informed and responsible citizens. Guntersville City Schools supports the Library Bill of Rights of the American Library Association and Alabama’s 21st Century Library Media program plan, which asserts that the responsibility of the school library or media center is:
To provide materials that will enrich and support the curriculum, taking into consideration the varied interests, abilities, and maturity levels of the pupil served.
To provide materials that will stimulate growth in factual knowledge, literary appreciation, aesthetic values, and ethical standards.
To provide a background of information, that will enable pupils to make intelligent judgments in their daily lives.
To provide materials on opposing sides of controversial issues so that young citizens may develop, under guidance, the practice of critical readings and thinking.
To provide materials representative of the many religious, ethnic, and cultural groups and their contributions to our American heritage.
To place principle above personal opinion and reason above prejudice in the selection of materials of the highest quality in order to assure a comprehensive collection appropriate for the users of the library.