The Dranesville Library Media Center (LMC) has both scheduled and unscheduled periods during the day. During scheduled periods, the teacher and librarian team together to help students select materials that reflect individual reading ability, areas of interest, or specific research needs. Story-telling/booktalk is done each week with pre-K through 2nd grades. Student participation is incorporated into stories on a regular basis to broaden listening, comprehension, and speaking skills.
Instructional activities for acquiring library and research skills begin in kindergarten. Each grade level will be involved in instructional activities that will increase students' knowledge of the online catalog, computers with CD-ROM research capabilities, organization of library materials, and work on the internet, so that they may become independent users of the LMC.