McDonald Elementary Library houses a collection of approximately 12,000 titles, with a total of about 20,000 copies. This includes fiction, non-fiction, ebooks, magazines, videos, digital and multimedia resources. With the help of our Home & School volunteers we are able to serve a population of about 900 students and 70 staff and faculty members.
Our library has 24 computer stations with internet and OPAC searching capabilities. Many databases and online resources are available to our students and families.
Be sure to visit our library at home using the Library catalog link on the left side menu bar of the Centennial Home Page.
Parent Teacher Resource Center
In 2001-2002 our Library developed a resource center for our McDonald school families.
Parents are welcome to visit any time during the school day. Your family may borrow items to assist your children at home. Our resource center also offers a variety of books, pamphlets and brochures, as well as videos on parenting techniques and strategies.
All students in grades K-5 visit our library formally, with their class, once a cycle. Our library is open to students continually during the day and students are permitted to visit as needed.
Library classes follow a set curriculum and offer our students the opportunity to become "effective users of ideas and information" (Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning, 1998).