My name is Josh Tremblay and this is my first year as the Library Media Specialist at Long Lake CSD. I received my bachelor’s degree in TV/Video Production and Broadcast Journalism in 2007 from Plattsburgh State University. While attending school I hosted two college TV shows. One was a trivia based game show and the other was an outdoor recreation show. I am currently pursuing my master’s degree in School Librarianship from University of Buffalo.
Favorite Book: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Favorite Children’s Book: After The Fall by Dan Santat
Favorite Audiobook: Anna and The Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit
The library media center is open to all students, staff, and community members who are looking for resources, information, and support in finding and accessing materials for both personal and school-related needs. We have a vast assortment of books, magazines, reference materials, online databases, digital and e-resources, professional, and special collections that are available, as well as the resources of a certified library media specialist who can access and provide whatever you may need. We have a robust collection that is fresh and relevant providing for both the curricular and personal-interest needs of our students and staff.
The Elementary Library
The elementary library serves our Pre-K to grade 6 student and staff needs. Students are encouraged to take out both fiction and non-fiction titles. The areas of the library include
- a holiday book shelf
- a large selection of picture books for our younger students (E Fiction shelves)
- a kindergarten book shelf (especially geared toward beginning reading decoding skills)
- an early reader shelf (for our emergent readers)
- two early chapter book shelves (for a large selection of beginning chapter books for 2/3 graders)
- a good selection of grade 4-6 fiction filled with current and classic selections
- a large, up-to-date nonfiction section
- a varied magazine section
Elementary Circulation Policy
K through 2nd graders may check out one book each week during library class. Grades 3 through 6 may take out 2 books and a magazine each week. Students are free to return their books when they are done and can then check out another. They do not have to wait until the next library class. Students are encouraged to enjoy and look forward to checking out their books! If a student has an outstanding book, I will let the teacher and parents know so it can get returned promptly.
Elementary Grading Policy
Elementary students receive a letter grade for Library class. Attitude, readiness for instruction, behaviors/participation and prompt return of materials is considered when their grade is given. Students are encouraged to respect the library and the materials.
HIgh School Library
The high school library is a resource for our high school students. It contains
- a robust collection of fiction and non-fiction titles,
- over 20 print magazine and newspaper selections
- a current and relevant professional collection
- a video collection
- a sizable Adirondack collection
- a newly updates/expanded graphic novel collection
- access to numerous educationally relevant databases and online resources
- inter-library loan materials throughout the NYS library system.
Students are free to come in as needed to check out books and to meet/discuss library needs with the librarian. The librarian collaborates extensively with the secondary teachers in providing resources for research papers, literary/genre studies and overall information literacy and proper research skills and citation.