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A Quick Guide to resources available for Students, Parents and Teachers.
Last Updated: Aug 22, 2011 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Franklin at Alma Elementary School


Library Resource Center                         
1313 W. Medina  Mesa, AZ 85202                                                                  



Welcome to your LibGuide for Franklin at Alma Elementary School!



The philosophy of Benjamin Franklin School is to emphasize the teaching of basic skills and information

  • train the intellect
  • teach skills
  • instill a sense of pride in and respect for self, others, and country
  • equip students with the necessary skills to become decision makers and problem solvers
  • prepare students for the world outside by challenging them to compete for achievement of standards in the classroom
  • develop an atmosphere of tolerance and acceptance of all students regardless of physical appearance and culture
  • coordinate home and school effort in providing a solid education foundation for students


Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)



Today's libraries are better known as  Resource Centers.  They are equipped to assist you with your search for books and databases for your pleasure reading and research.  

Within this guide you will find the information that will teach you all you need to know about our library and the resources available to you.  It will show you how to open a Destiny account, do research, use our databases and webtools, create database folders, and check out an ebook.

The orientation is designed for you to cover the information at your own pace.  If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to ask the library staff.


Ask Us!

Please remember that the Franklin at Alma library personnel is here to help you!

Nancy Sievert * Resource Center Specialist

Kate Long * Resource Center Assistant


Library Resource Center                          





Positive Thinking

A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them.  ~Lemony Snicket

A capacity and taste for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.                                                                                                                   Abraham Lincoln

 "If you have a garden and a library you have everything you need."   

 "A library's function is to give the public in the quickest and cheapest way information, inspiration, and recreation. If a better way than the book can be found, we should use it."                Melvin Dewey (1851-1931      
                                                                                                    American Librarian Educator
"Libraries have always seemed like the richest places in the world to me, and I've done some of my best learning and thinking thanks to them. Libraries and librarians have definitely changed my life and the lives of countless other Americans." 
                                                                                           Barbara Bush
First Lady of the United States, 1989-1993

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Study Tips

Top 10 Study Tips

1)  Find a healthy balance of work and play.

2)  Schedule your time.  Use a planner!

3)  Understand what motivates you.

4)  Make use of all study resources on and off campus.  Get to know students, teachers and librarians that will be vital to your success.

5)  Study with others from your classes.

6)  Establish a routine place to study.

7)  When studying for exams, don't start with your Worst subject.

8)  Discover if you are more productive in the morning or evening.

9)  When studying, take a 5-10min break each hour.

10)  Regular sleep, exercise and a healthy diet will give your more energy and keep you feeling good!



Book Fairs

Franklin at Alma typically has two book fairs by A+ Books a year during conferences. 1:30-3:30pm after school hours with a parent.


What Your Library Can Do For You



  At Franklin at Alma you will experience:

        Franklin library lessons

       Authentic literature

        Help with research

        MPS databases







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