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Welcome to the CMS Libraries

The modern 21st century library is a very different resource from libraries a generation ago. The CMS libraries provide a host of learning opportunities for students and staff alike in both print and online formats. Libraries are a “learning lab” for research and inquiry-based education that helps forge the information literacy skills demanded by today’s workplaces and industries. All quality libraries in this day and age have both a physical and a virtual space for users to access needed services. CMS students can access two physical facilities on the CMS campus, an elementary and an MS/HS library, but can also connect to a vast number of virtual resources, accessible through this website.  We look forward to serving your needs now and in the future. Welcome!

Online Library

Carol Morgan School has a fully online OverDrive library system, allowing our CMS community to check out e-books and audio books to a variety of computers and mobile devices. Families and students use their unique school ID numbers to log in and check out books through the OverDrive system 24/7 from anywhere in the world.

Visit CMS.LIB.OVERDRIVE.COM to see our collection, log in, check out, and download ebooks and audiobooks. For questions please contact your library staff. 


Research Programs and Services

Librarians and classroom teachers work side-by-side to help students develop as effective users of ideas and information. Ongoing inquiry and research projects enable our students to approach information-based questions as information literate individuals. As students near the end of high school, these research experiences and skill sets become the driving forces for student success with their Senior Extended Essays, or S.E.E.

The Elementary School teaches research through its module approach in third, fourth, and fifth grades. The module cycle, organized by grade level and taught in six successive day intervals, is co-taught by classroom teachers, the technology facilitator, and the elementary librarian. Projects and skills are taught following the recommendations of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Skill for the 21st Century Learner in Action. The focus of the research program is teaching student to acquire, evaluate, and share information.