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To research a title in the online library catalog, click on the following link:
Library Policies
Kindergarten through second grade students may check out one book at a time. Third through fifth grade students may check out two books at a time. All library books are due when students rotate back into library class, which is every eight school days. If students have overdue books, then they will not be able to check out a new book until they return their overdue books. If students lose a library book or damage it beyond repair, then they must pay to replace the book.
Accelerated Reader (AR)
The Accelerated Reading (AR) program at Midway Elementary School is designed to
promote recreational reading for individual students. All students are given the i-Ready
reading test, which places the student on the appropriate reading level. If students
choose to participate in the AR program, then they must sign the AR contract, along
with their parents and teacher.
Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL)
The Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) is a virtual library that you can access from your home pc, your school library computer lab, or your iPhone – anywhere with an internet connection. TEL provides access to over 400,000 electronic resources, including magazines, scholarly journals, podcasts, videos, e-books, test preparation materials, federal census records, Tennessee primary source materials, and more!
Volunteer State Book Award
The purpose of the Volunteer State Book Award is to promote awareness, interest, and enjoyment of good new children's and young adult literature. The award also hopes to promote literacy and life-long reading habits by encouraging students to read quality contemporary literature which broadens understanding of the human experience and provides accurate, factual information. This award will honor outstanding books chosen annually by Tennessee students.

The Volunteer State Book Award differs from awards such as the Newbery and Caldecott Medals in that students choose the book which receives the award each year. Tennessee students from Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade read or have read to them at least three of the twenty titles on the annual master list. They then vote for their favorite book.

Any public or private school in Tennessee is eligible to participate. It is not required that the entire school be involved. Each participating school must have a minimum of twelve of the twenty titles per division available.

Any student who has read or had read to him or her a minimum of three of the twenty books will be allowed to vote.
The library media specialist will conduct the voting.
Votes are cast in the Spring of each school year, prior to the annual Tennessee Library Association conference.