Mederra Rigby
 Library Media Specialist

Sam Keyes
Library Media Assistant


Mission Statement:

The mission of the South Jones Elementary library is to reinforce library skills, encourage students to be life-long learners, provide instruction in information literacy, technology, provide materials necessary for curriculum success, promote the use of the media center by students and faculty, and support the school’s reading and curriculum initiatives.  The media center will provide opportunities for students to achieve their personal best, become responsible and productive citizens, and embrace life-long learning in a positive, creative, and fun atmosphere.



The South Jones Elementary (SJE) library media center is a resource that belongs to the whole school community, a resource which enriches the school community by cultivating an inviting and positive atmosphere that encourages reading and promotes student learning.  The library aspires to help each student to excel and achieve maximum potential by providing a 21st century learning environment, fostering a love for reading, and promotes an effective use of information and communications technology.
The Library Information Specialist (librarian) as educator supports the school curriculum and collaborates with classroom teachers to encourage literacy and information literacy, as well as cultivating outreach to the school community and families. The librarian partners with colleagues, students, parents, and administrators, to disseminate the library curriculum, and empower students in becoming life-long learners, responsible citizens, and industrious problem solvers.  The librarian offers book introductions to share books that open visions of our world and the worlds of others, through literature. The librarian engages in continual learning and ongoing professional development.
The media center serves as a hub for curricular and co-curricular activity within the educational community.


Vision Statement:

The vision of South Jones Elementary school library media center is to provide up-to-date materials and technology, positive encouragement, and collaboration with the school’s teachers, administrators, and patrons to help students become 21st century and lifelong learners as well as productive citizens. 


Belief Statements:

In the library media center we believe that:

    • all children can learn.
    • all children benefit from developmentally appropriate materials, practices, and strategies.
    • all children deserve a quality education in which individual needs are met, exceeded, and are supported.
    • social skills, such as Life skills, deserve the same attention as academic ones.
    • school is not just about children: it encompasses families, parents, community, stakeholders, society, the environment and the world.
    • children must be encouraged to see the connections between new learning and prior knowledge.
    • children are more than test scores.
    • children learn best in a safe, caring environment, one that values diversity, collaboration, and risk-taking.
    • children do thrive when expectations are high and self-esteem is higher.
    • direct instruction of students helps to increase student achievement.







The SJE Library is accepting donated books!


Click the links below for our

online card catalog and encyclopedia.





The South Jones Elementary library collects Box Tops for Education and Campbell's Labels for Education throughout the year to help sponsor the Accelerated Reader program and other library needs.  Please help support our program.  You can visit the following websites for lists of products that support each program:  Box Tops for Education:   Labels for Education:  

South Jones Elementary School| 27 Warrior Rd, | Ellisville, MS 39437 | Phone: (601) 477-3577 | Fax: (601) 477-2700

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