Welcome to the Jonathan Valley Library/Media Center!
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About the Librarian/Media Coordinator – Mrs. Abbe
I have been the librarian at JVE since the 2016-2017 school year. Before becoming a librarian, I was a classroom teacher for many years in Haywood County. I taught at North Canton and then at Jonathan Valley. I am passionate about making the JVE Media Center an engaging and modern gathering place which promotes learning, exploration, and a love of reading! I grew up in Haywood County, and I love calling the mountains of Maggie Valley home!
It is the goal of the JVE Media Center to be a hub of learning where the varied information and reading needs and interests of students and staff are met in order to be an indispensable part of the school. The media coordinator will strive to make the JVE Media Center an integral part of developing globally aware lifelong learners eager to engage in the interconnected environment of the 21st century.
The Library Vision will be met by:
- providing research skills,
- Providing curriculum support and enhancement,
- Providing purpose-based integration of technology, and
- Fostering engagement in inquiry and reading for pleasure and purpose.
Elementary Battle of the Books (EBOB)
Elementary Battle of the Books is a competition in which team members read a selection of 15 books and meet to practice and prepare to answer quiz bowl type questions. The elementary schools in the county compete in a county competition in March. The JVE team will be chosen from a club, which is open to any fourth or fifth grade student. More information will be shared during library classes. A link to this year’s list is below.
Number of books to be checked out:
2cnd-5th grades – 2 books
K-1rst grades – 1 book
Students can check out more books if they are doing research or working on a project.
Books that are lost tend to turn up. If a book is lost for an extended period of time, the student will need to pay for the book. Likewise, if a book is badly damaged, the student will need to pay for the book. Overdue notices will be sent as reminders, but overdue fees are not charged.
Contact the Librarian
Call the front office at (828) 926-3207. I have a full class load during the school day, but I will get back to you ASAP.