Welcome to the Knapp Media Center!

  Mrs. Jane Malott
Meet Library Media Specialist, Mrs. Jane Malott      
 
Knapp Library Book Check Out Procedures
Most materials from the library collection check out for one week and may be renewed for one week. Students are allowed to check out from 1-4 items depending on their grade level. Students, with their teacher’s permission, may return during the week to check out new materials.  Students who have an overdue book are not allowed to check out new materials until the book is returned or paid for by the family. If a family would like to pay for a book in installments or would like to make other arrangements, please call Mrs. Diane Newman, at 873-2090, ext. 6408.
 
  Book Fair
 
Knapp has two book fairs yearly.  The first is during October and the second takes place (March 26th-March 30). Family Nights sponsored by the PTO include Bingo Night and Family Reading Night. Book Fair profits are used to support library programs, purchase AR tests and additional library books.  
 
Renaissance Place / Accelerated Reader (AR)
 
Accelerated Reader (AR) is a reading incentive program. Students read a book, labeled with a yellow AR sticker at the school library, and may take a computer quiz on that book title. The students may only take the quizzes at school. A list of the books by title is available online. The students will be able to find a book in the list so they will know what books to look for when they go to a public library.

All books on the list have a quiz available. Click the link below to open the list in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader or Foxit to open the list at home.

 
Young Hoosier Book Award Program
 
Young Hoosier Book Awards  Aika Read All 20 Books and Passed Tests on All of Them!!!
 
The Young Hoosier Book Award Program is a state-wide reading program promoted in all elementary and middle schools in the school system..  The purpose of the program is to encourage recreational reading among children in grades K-8.  Sponsored by the Association of Indiana School Library Educators (AISLE), the program is a cooperative effort between administrators, school media staff, teachers, public libraries and the community. Students vote for their favorite book from the twenty chosen for their grade level.
 
2011 - 2012 Results of the Hoosier Books voting:

Knapp Winners
 
Kindergarten - 3rd Grade:  
1st - Duck Rabbit
2nd - Titanicat
3rd - Long Shot

4th Grade and 5th Grade:  
1st - Adventures in Cartooning
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
2nd - Faith, Hope and Ivy June
Lost and Found
The Nina, the Pinta and the Vanishing Treasure
The Secret Science Alliance
Surprises According to Humphrey

City Winners: 

Kindergarten - 3rd Grade:  
1st - Princess K.I.M. and the Lie that Grew
2nd - Long Shot: never too small to dream big
3rdLet's Do Nothing


 4th Grade and 5th Grade:  
1st - Adventures in Cartooning
2nd - Magic Thief
3rd - Where the Mountain Meets the Moon


State Winners:      

Kindergarten - 3rd Grade:  
1st - Titanicat
 
4th Grade and 5th Grade:  
1st - 11 Birthdays
 
Knapp participates in the Picture Book program in grades K-3 and the Intermediate program for grades 4-5.  In the K-3 program all students participate by listening to the stories read aloud. Students in grades 4-5 read the books independently or have the books read to them.  Children in 4th-5th grades earn various incentives for participating. Students who have read all 20 Hoosier Books receive a T-Shirt and have their picture displayed on the Knapp Library Hoosier Wall of Fame. The new list of books for Hoosier Books 2012-13 is now available. Check out the Hoosier Book site to learn more about the program.

 
 

Contact us at:
 
Mrs. Malott...

Email:
jmalott@mcas.k12.in.us
 
Phone and extension: (219) 873-2096, ext. 6031 
 
Mrs. Newman
 
Email: dnewman@mcas.k12.in.us
 
Phone and extension: (219) 873-2096, ext. 6408