Media Center

"Any book that helps a child form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him."

      - Maya Angelou



Media Specialist

Christy Ray

demo"I truly believe all students can develop a love of reading. You just have to find the right book and you are hooked for life!"

Updated: March 25, 2013

Media Clerk

Pam Williams

demo "I love helping match-up students with the right book." One of Mrs. Williams favorite quotes is from Groucho Marx where he quips "Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.  Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."

Updated: March 25, 2013

Wordle Wizard

Becky Sherman

demo Becky identified last week's Wordle of the Week: War Horse. C'mon Becky, give everyone else a chance!

Updated: March 25, 2013

Media Center

Mrs. Ray and Mrs Williams invite you to enjoy a good read in the Media CenterOur vision is to develop in our students the academic skills and character necessary for success in high school, college, the work force, and life. Mann's Media Center strives to support the mission and goals of Horace Mann Magnet. We exist to provide instructional support and information resources that enable our students to achieve academic success. We encourage a love of reading for both pleasure and information. We are committed to the principles of information literacy for all students as outlined by National Education Technology Standards for Teachers and Students . Mann's media staff endorses a policy of inclusion in its collection development efforts i.e, diversity of ideas, multi-culturalism, and freedom of speech and thought based on the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

    1. Our collection is unbiased and includes examples of cultures and beliefs from a perspective that is inclusive of the many students, families, and teachers in our school
    2. We exist as the information and resource hub of the school
    3. We are committed to promoting reading for pleasure and provide student requests for materials
    4. We are committed to provision of assistance with respect to collaborative technologies for teachers and students

Wordle of the Week

Each week the media center will post a Wordle that's associated with a popular book. See if you can guess what this week's Wordle book is! If you know what it is, visit Mrs. Ray in the Media Center. The first five students win a prize!


  • Quote: “We don't have the luxury of thinking ... Some people make all the decisions for us.” – Bruno’s mother
  • This book has been made into a movie.
  • Genre: Historical Fiction

Media Center Calendar

Department Staff


Teachers E-mail Grade Location Other Jobs
Christy Ray N/A Library Library Media Specialist
Pam Williams N/A Library Media Clerk




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