Welcome to the OMPH School Media Center, formerly known as the OMPH School Library! During the Spring and Summer months of 2021, the library underwent some major changes and welcomed the computer lab to create a Media Center. “No worries,” explained Library teacher Mrs. Dreihaup, “students can still find books about the Saints, animals, science, adventure, mysteries and so much more in the Media Center!”
Students in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade have weekly library classes, where they have special lessons designed around a library topic or special theme. Students listen to stories and have an opportunity to check out books during class.
Our Sixth Grade students use their library class time to work on organizational/study skills, long term projects, additional academic support and to check out books. The Seventh and Eighth Graders may utilize the library as needed for book projects, National History Day or to select a book to read. The highlight of every school year is the Scholastic Book Fair.
There is so much excitement in the air as the Media Center prepares for the arrival of the big Scholastic Truck, filling the entire room with many different types of books. The students love when they can get a sneak peek before creating their “wish lists!” Be sure to look for our book fair signs in the Fall and Spring, and stop by during school hours or visit the book fair online. All proceeds benefit the OMPH School Media Center and the classroom libraries. “I would like to thank all my wonderful volunteers who help with the events during the fair and everyone who has supported and continues to support the OMPH Scholastic Book Fair. Your support not only supplies books for students but it creates an awareness for the importance of reading,” expressed Mrs. Dreihaup.
As Summer approaches, don’t forget to check out your local libraries for some summer reading programs. The programs are not just for children, adults can sign up too! If your child does not have a library card, take the opportunity to sign up for one this summer. “It truly is amazing when children first start to read. I have the privilege of seeing your children develop a love for reading when they make a connection to a story or they can finally read on their own. Reading presents so many opportunities. Take time to read to your child and in return, one day they will read to you,” shared Mrs. Dreihaup!