Library Media Center

Welcome to the Chapman Library Media Center Website .

In light of today’s information explosion, a library has come to mean so much more than just a place to find a good book. At Chapman, your child’s library class includes a focus on learning how to find answers and how to process that information and present it to others. We still read aloud to the primary grades, but the emphasis is on the idea of library class as “research workshop.” At all levels, the students are asked to consider their information needs and are encouraged to explore topics that are meaningful and/or useful to them.

Students may borrow books, which are checked out for two weeks. Students are encouraged to renew books when needed. The library does not charge fines for overdue books, but students are responsible for paying for lost or damaged books. Refunds are given for lost books that are returned within the year.

Our staff includes:

Library Media Specialist – Jennifer Istas
Media Technician – Joan Ruotolo

And all our wonderful volunteers!