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Kirksville R-III School District

William Matthew Middle School


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Matthew Middle School Library

Hours: Monday - Friday 7:35 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Library Mission Statement

The Mission of the Library Media Centers of the Kirksville R-III School District is to support the district philosophy and instructional goals by providing the opportunity for students and staff to become effective users of ideas and information.

Checkout Policies

All items must be checked out at the circulation desk. Each item is scanned at the computer and the due date is stamped on the date due slip. Return materials through the book drop. Materials are checked out for the following period of time:

Fiction - Two weeks
Non-fiction - Two weeks
Reference - Overnight
Magazines - Overnight
CD-ROMs - Used in library only
Videos - Teacher use only

Fine Policy

A fine of $.05 per item, per school day is assessed on each overdue item.

A student's grade card will be held if he/she has overdue materials or fines. Overdue notices are sent periodically.

Internet Usage Policy

Each student must have parental approval to use the Internet. The student's and parent's signatures are required on the Kirksville R-III Internet Usage Agreement. These signed forms are kept on file at KMS. Signatures indicate that both the parent and the student understand the school's Internet rules and that the student agrees to follow these rules. A copy of this form is available online at the Kirksville R-III website.

Computer Usage Policy

E-mail for personal use, chat rooms, games, objectionable sites, downloading or installation of unauthorized software, and unauthorized web page/site construction are NOT allowed on the middle computers. Settings on computers are also NOT to be changed. Infraction of these rules will result in loss of the privilege to use the Internet.


Helpful Library Links

KVR-III Library Catalog/Destiny

Renaissance Learning/AR/STAR Test

AR Book Finder

Merriam-Webster Online

Adair County Public Library

Mark Twain Reader Awards

Truman Reader Awards


For More information Contact

Melissa Kinney