By Emily Brown.
The Baker Elementary Learning Commons is an elementary school library serving over 800 students in grades k-5. We are located in Acworth, GA. Our mission is to inspire students to be great digital citizens, empower students to be independent readers, and for students to achieve a sense of lifelong learning.
The Baker Learning Commons has a lot of resources to help us reach our mission. We have over 10,000 print books, over 900 ebooks, 16 computers, and 30 iPads. Staff and students also have access to the Cobb Digital Library where they can access research databases such as encyclopedias, BrainPOP, and pebble go. In addition to all of this, students have library PASS which allows them to use the Cobb County Public Library’s databases and check out any books from any branch with just their student number.
Students at Baker are welcome to visit the Learning Commons at any time during the school day (7:15-2:00). Students are welcome to come on their own to check out books, read quietly, do school work, etc. Students are also welcome to come as a group to do work on group works. Classes also rotate through the Learning Commons on a regular basis for lessons that incorporate digital citizenship, STEM, read alouds, research skills, and technology integration.
To learn more and see the wonderful lessons students participate in, please visit our website, http://www.cobblearning.net/bakermedia/.