My name is Bethany Berry and this is my third year as the Library Media Specialist at Madison Avenue Upper Elementary. I taught 4th grade at Madison Avenue Upper Elementary for 6 years. I also taught 4th grade at Bogue Chitto School for 2 years. I was a Literacy Specialist for Madison County Schools for a year. The library is a place where I can combine my favorite things- kids, books, and organization. I have such a fun job and I look forward to coming to work in such a great place each day. I am married to "D" Berry and we two daughters, Bella Berry and Baylor Berry. Bella is 5 and in Kindergarten at Madison Avenue Elementary and Baylor is 4 months old.
The Madison Avenue Upper Elementary library system is monitored using an automated search system with a catalog feature to search for needed materials. Our library card catalog and circulation system is automated through Follett Destiny software. State-of-the-art search stations for student use are distributed throughout the library for research and internet usage. There are 7 search stations dedicated to student and staff use in our media center. Our mission is to promote an interest in reading of all kinds and to provide a climate supporting research and literary appreciation. We recently added an Apple TV to our library in order to expose our students to the latest technology during their library visit. Students visit the library at least once a week to check out a book and participate in a reading lesson.