Mary G. Montgomery Library
Contact

A. Pearce
Phone: 251-221-3153

D. Breedlove
Phone: 251-221-3153

Welcome

Welcome to the Mary G. Montgomery Library!

The Mary G. Montgomery Library offers a variety of resources for students and teachers. As school librarians, we are here to assist you in research or in choosing materials for recreational reading. Visit and use your library often. Take advantage of our many new titles, displays, and other materials selected with your needs in mind.

Search the library shelves by clicking here.

Hours

The library is open each school day from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Students are required to have a pass to enter and exit the library during the school day.

Calendar

Books

There are over 16,000 books in our collection. The reference collection is available for in-library use and our other books are available for circulation. Students may check-out two books for two weeks. If the books are not returned by the due date, the student is charged .05 per day for each overdue book. Books may be renewed provided there is not a demand for that particular title or subject matter. Students with overdue or outstanding fines must clear their record before borrowing additional materials.

Lost Materials

Lost materials or those damaged beyond reasonable wear must be paid for at the purchase price. If this information is not available, an appropriate amount will be charged. Students have the option of purchasing another copy of the material in the same format. (e.g. hardcover book, periodical, paperback book).

Location of Materials

Our library is arranged according to the Dewey Decimal Classification System (nonfiction). If you are unfamiliar with the   system, ask for help from a librarian, library clerk, or student library assistant. Nonfiction books are located on the shelves on the left side and back of the library. Fiction books are shelved on the short bookshelves alphabetically according to the author. Reference books are located on the right side of the library.

Destiny

Destiny is a computerized card catalog that allows anyone to locate books in our library collection. It provides students with descriptions of the books ranging from book summaries to Accelerated Reader information. Books can be searched for by keyword, title, author, subject, or series. Destiny will also provide information about whether the book is available or checked-out. If you need assistance with Destiny, please see a librarian or a student library assistant.

Magazines

Current issues of magazines are on display and available for in-library use. We have a variety of magazines from People to Sports Illustrated.

Printers and Copy Machine

Unless students are with a class, they must pay .10 per page for printing materials. All pages will be printed in black and white. Students may also make copies for .10 per page.

Media Management Classes

Students who are interested in becoming a student library assistant must apply for Media Management. The application can be found under the Forms section on this website. In order to be considered for the class, please complete the form and return it to a librarian.

Library Rules and Procedures

  1. Respect the rights of others to work effectively.
  2. No food or drinks.
  3. Appropriate language only.
  4. Show care when using all library resources.
  5. Unless you are visiting with a class, you must have a pass to visit the library.
  6. Please sign in at the circulation desk when you enter the library and give us your pass.
  7. Please return your books on time. Fines are .05 cents a day per book.

Student ID Badges

New Student ID Badges will be made during 1st block only. If a student has lost his/her badge, a new badge can be printed at any time during library hours for a $5.00 replacement fee.

Textbooks

Mr. Blackmon, Assistant Principal and Textbook Coordinator - 251-221-3153 x 46016

Students enrolled at Mary G. Montgomery will receive a textbook for their math class. Once a student has a textbook checked out to him/her, the student is responsible for the appropriate use and care of the textbook. All textbook damages must be reported within 24 hours of checkout or the student will be held responsible for the damages to the textbook. Students are financially responsible for any damages to the textbook during the loan period. Please make every effort to return the textbook to the library in good condition. If the textbook is not capable of being repaired or reissued, the student will need to pay for the textbook. Students who return textbooks with damage that is capable of being repaired will be charged a repair fee corresponding to the damage incurred.

Textbook Guidelines

  1. Never write or draw in your textbook.
  2. Always keep your textbook dry. A wet textbook will grow mold; we cannot accept any textbooks with mold growth.
  3. Protect your textbook from rain.
  4. Keep your textbook in an environment with low humidity. Do not leave textbooks in car trunks. Textbooks can grow mold in this environment.
  5. Write your name in the front of your textbook with a pen.
  6. Keep food, drinks, pets, and younger siblings away from your textbook. You are responsible for the damage they do to your textbook.
  7. Never leave your textbook in your class or loan it to someone. You are responsible for your lost or stolen textbook.
  8. Be careful with textbooks in backpacks. Food or drink can damage textbooks stored in your backpack.
  9. Do not place tape on the textbook. It can tear the cover and rip off the barcode.
  10. Treat the textbook with care. If the textbook is constantly dropped, the spine of the textbook will be damaged and you will have to pay a fee for the damage.
  11. All math classes have a scheduled time at the end of the course to return their textbooks to the library. It is your responsibility to bring your textbook on the appropriate day at the scheduled time.
  12. Only return textbooks to the library to a librarian. Do not give your textbooks to a teacher or leave it at the circulation desk in the library.

Please be advised that students are financially responsible for all textbooks and library books checked out from the library. Students must pay for all books that are lost or stolen.  Students who decide to keep textbooks in their classrooms do so at their own risk. Many times a student will get a textbook mixed up with another classmate. When this happens, the student is still responsible for the textbook checked out and listed on his/her account.  

NOTE:  Students will NOT be allowed to check out any new textbooks until the lost or stolen textbook has been paid for and the fine is clear.

Textbook Fees

If the textbook is not capable of being repaired or reissued, the student will need to pay for the textbook. Students who return textbooks with damage that is capable of being repaired will be charged a repair fee corresponding to the damage incurred. If the barcode is removed from the textbook, the fee is $3.00.

Click here for instructions on how to attempt to repair a book that gets wet.

Links

General Research
MLA Citation Web Site
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/

Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/

Mobile Public Library
http://www.mobilepubliclibrary.org/

Alabama's Free Live Homework Help
http://aplsws1.apls.state.al.us/aplsnew/homework/

Alabama Public Library Service - Resources and Research
http://statelibrary.alabama.gov/Content/Main4.aspx

Encyclopedia of Alabama
http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/face/Home.jsp

Son of Citation Machine
http://citationmachine.net/index2.php

Alabama Virtual Library (AVL)
http://www.avl.lib.al.us/

Destiny - MGM
https://mcpss.follettdestiny.com/common/welcome.jsp?site=150&context=saas03_0139762

Discovery Education
https://mcpss.discoveryeducation.com/

Bartleby Online Books
https://www.bartleby.com/index.html

Opposing Viewpoints in AVL Video Tutorial
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY8j85SsYgo&feature=youtu.be

MGM Policy Manual
MGM Policy Manual
http://images.pcmac.org/SiSFiles/Schools/AL/MobileCounty/MGMHigh/Uploads/Forms/MGM_Policy_Manual.pdf

Alabama College- & Career-Ready Standards (CCRS)
Alabama Insight Tool
http://alex.state.al.us/showpage.php?lnk=cosdircommentselectsys

CCRS 6-12 Resources Packet
http://alex.state.al.us/ccrs/sites/alex.state.al.us.ccrs/files/6-12%20Participants%20Packet.pdf

Copyright and Fair Use
Copyright Crash Course
http://guides.lib.utexas.edu/copyright

Taking the Mystery Out Of Copyright
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/copyrightmystery/

Copyright Office
https://www.copyright.gov/

Media Literacy Resources
http://mediaeducationlab.com/curriculum/materials

Educator's Guide to Fair Use
http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/curr280.shtml

10 Resources to Teach Copyright & Fair Use
http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/02/10-must-have-resources-to-teach-about.html

Chemistry
Chem4Kids.com: Elements & Periodic Table
http://www.chem4kids.com/files/elem_intro.html

Rader's CHEM4KIDS.COM
http://www.chem4kids.com/index.html

Periodic Table of Elements (EnvironmentalChemistry.com)
http://environmentalchemistry.com/yogi/periodic/

Periodic Table of the Elements
http://chemistry.about.com/library/blperiodictable.htm

Awesome Library - Science - Chemistry
http://www.awesomelibrary.org/Classroom/Science/Chemistry/Chemistry.html

Welcome to Mole Cafe
http://www.molecafe.com/

Periodic Tables
http://www.mpcfaculty.net/ron_rinehart/periodic.htm

 

Genetics
Genetic Science Learning Center
http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/

Exploring Genes and Genetic Disorders
http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/posters/chromosome/

Genetics Home Reference
http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/

NewScientist
http://www.newscientist.com/topic/genetics

Public Library of Science - Genetics
http://www.plosgenetics.org/home.action

Genetics and Rare Conditions - Kansas University
http://www.kumc.edu/gec/support/index.html

Science News - Latest Headlines
http://www.headlinespot.com/subject/science/

Scientific American
http://www.scientificamerican.com/

ScienceNews
http://www.sciencenews.org/

Science Daily
http://www.sciencedaily.com/

Science AAAS
http://www.sciencemag.org/

Careers
Occupational Outlook Handbook
https://www.bls.gov/ooh/

Exploring Careers
http://www.bls.gov/k12/

Career Advice - U.S. News
http://www.usnews.com/money/careers/

CareerOneStop
http://www.careeronestop.org/

JobStar Central
http://jobstar.org/tools/career/spec-car.php

Spanish
Mexico City - Local Travel Information
http://www.mexicocity.com/

Mexico Travel
http://www.mexonline.com/

Spanish Word Toss
http://media.abcya.com/games/spanish_vocabulary/flash/spanish_vocabulary.swf

Harlem Renaissance WebQuest
Harlem Renaissance Historical Background
http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/harlem-renaissance/videos#the-harlem-renaissance-an-artistic-explosion

Harlem Renaissance Historical Background
https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/brief-guide-harlem-renaissance

Harlem Renaissance Historical Background
http://www.infoplease.com/spot/bhmharlem1.html

Langston Hughes Biography
https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/langston-hughes

Langston Hughes Getting Published
http://www.shmoop.com/langston-hughes/young-poet.html

Lucille Clifton Biography
https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/lucille-clifton

Lucille Clifton Biography
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poets/detail/lucille-clifton

Extra Credit Art
https://www.google.com/search?q=harlem+renaissance+art&safe=active&biw=1680&bih=956&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwjZ97uBotzKAhXFVz4KHWtVDkAQ_AUIBigB

Extra Credit Criticism
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poets/detail/langston-hughes

Extra Credit Poetry
https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/langston-hughes

Extra Credit People
http://www.biography.com/people/groups/movement-harlem-renaissance

eBooks
Free eBooks for iPad, Kindle, & Other Devices
http://www.openculture.com/free_ebooks

Teacher Tools
Mini Word Search
http://media.abcya.com/games/word_search_creator_mini/flash/word_search_creator_mini.swf

65 Digital Tools and Apps for Formative Assessment
https://www.nwea.org/blog/2016/take-three-55-digital-tools-and-apps-for-formative-assessment-success/

Interactive Sites for Social Studies
http://interactivesites.weebly.com/social-studies.html

Writing Tools
The Hemingway App
http://www.hemingwayapp.com/

Grammarly
https://www.grammarly.com/

Correctica
http://www.correctica.com/

Other
Renaissance Place
https://hosted240.renlearn.com/79853/default.aspx

AR Home Connect
https://hosted240.renlearn.com/79853/HomeConnect/

Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX)
http://alex.state.al.us/

Big Universe
https://www.biguniverse.com/signin