Heidi Snively - Library Media Specialist - 310-546-8022 x5404
455 24th Street - Manhattan Beach - California 90266
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Weekly School Newsletter: The Gator Gazette
Monday: 7:30am-4:00pm Tuesday: 8:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday: 8:00am-1:30pm (meetings 1:30-4:30)
Thursday: 8:00am-4:30pm Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm
GVPTA Library Chair 2012-13: Jan Dunbar firstname.lastname@example.org
GVPTA Library Chair 2013-14: Melissa Bailey email@example.com
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Library Account Access for Students and Adult Patrons:
To access your library account, click the Catalog button at the top right of this page; then click the Login button at the top
right of the next screen and enter your username/password. Parents, please advise your child of the importance of not
sharing login information with others. Contact Heidi Snively firstname.lastname@example.org to learn your, or your child's, username/password.
THANK YOU to the
Manhattan Beach Education
Foundation for continuing
to school library services for our young people. Thanks to the generosity of parents, staff, and community partners, MBEF pledges $5+ million to preserve smaller class sizes and enrichment programs in 2013-14. At left, library staff with author Eve Bunting at the 2010 SCIBA Dinner in Pasadena, CA. Back row left to right: Yukari Matsuyama (Robinson Elementary), Barbara
Siegemund-Broka (Pennekamp Elementary), Julie Limbach Jones (Pacific Elementary),
Jane Lofton (Mira Costa High School), Heidi Snively (Grand View Elementary), Debby
Kalenik (Manhattan Beach Middle School). Front row left to right: Chris Primm
(Meadows Elementary), author Eve Bunting. MBEF Annual Appeal Video 2010-11
The Grand View Elementary School Library in Manhattan Beach, California, is a stimulating place where students can acquire knowledge and gain insight; an inviting place where children can seek respite from a demanding day; a magical place where they can open books and open their minds for a better tomorrow. Manhattan Beach is a vibrant seaside community full of small-town charm located close to Los Angeles International Airport. The 2012 Growth API Report places MBUSD as the fourth highest public school district in the state. See a one-page summary of our school district: MBUSD At a Glance.
The Library was renovated
extensively in 2000-01 and serves about 750
students in grades Kindergarten through 5. Holdings include books, magazines,
art prints, videos, DVDs, audiobooks and music CDs - roughly 18,000 items,
largely funded by the PTA.
There are six student-use computer stations, three computers serving library
operations, and one presentation station that boasts both a wide-screen
television and an interactive SMART Board purchased by the PTA. Library
services, automated in 2000 with
Resources, have migrated to
Library Manager, a web-based system. The interface enables our
students, staff and parents to have access to a unified catalog of all
holdings in MBUSD school libraries, and promotes library to classroom to
home learning and connectivity.
The Library is staffed with one full time library media specialist thanks to funding provided by MBEF. More than ninety parent volunteers assist with day-to-day operations. The December 2010 issue of School Library Journal has an article about using volunteers in the library... highlighting our wonderful Grand View parent volunteers! During the 2011-12 school year approximately 30,000 items were circulated.
Library supporters include: the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation; the Grand View PTA; the Manhattan Beach Historical Society; the Manhattan Beach Rotary Club; and other community members. Donations of gently-used children's books are always welcome. They may be added to the Library collection, distributed to Grand View teachers for classroom use, or donated to other schools in need via Access Books.
story (2010) tells of Lou Costello's daughter Paddy Costello
Humphreys visiting Grand View
to hear her father's "Who's on First?" comedy routine performed as readers theatre.
The Beach Reporter (2013) does a reprise.