• Mollie GillespieThe World Of Reading

    Welcome to the World Of Reading!


    School phone no.  601-898-7710.


    In case of bad weather on Monday Aug. 30, please click onto my storytime link and hear me read you a story. 

    About the Teacher

    Hello, my name is Mollie Gillespie. I am the librarian at Madison Crossing Elementary. I have been a librarian since 1981 and joined the Madison Crossing staff in 2006.

     Madison Crossing Elementary Library serves children kindergarten through 5th grade. This school year grades 1st through 5th will have one library class per week that last 45 minutes. Each kindergarten class will last 30 minutes. The students are allowed to check out one book at a time through the libary. When that book is returned the student will be able to swap out for another library book.

    During the school year we have a school book fair. Our book fair is connected to the PTO's Crossing Fest. There will be books to purchase as well as posters, educational kits, decorated pencils and bookmarks. 
    We also have guest authors come to our school to visit with the students when they are traveling through our state. Most come to us from their book signings at local book stores.
    On Sept 26, 2019 MCE host guest author Trenton Lee Stewart. He spoke to the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. Forms were sent home for students who wish to purchase an autographed copy of one of his book. Reviews of his books can be located on the Barnes and Noble website. Books were handed out by author on Sept. 26.
    We had a guest author, Eliot Schrefer, visit our school on March 6, 2019. He spoke to the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students about writing and illustrating a book. 
    Check out these web sites for great reference materials.   World Book Encyclopedia - www.worldbookonline.com   User name: mavericks, Password: students
    Magnolia is a website full of articles and information. Go to  http://magnolia.msstate.edu/   If asked for a password use: magn0897 
    Your child's pleasure reading is a huge part of their education. Be certain to check out the various children's reading programs that will be offered at your public library and in the local book stores.  
    The school library does not accept replacement copies purchased for the library by students or parents. If a book is lost or destroyed the fine must be paid in order for the school librarian to purchase a replacement book. 
    Mission Statement for Madison Crossing Library
    The library is committed to assisting the students and staff of Madison Crossing by instilling a lifelong enjoyment of reading while using information literacy skills and a collaborative approach to instruction based on the curriculum established by our school. The library is committed to providing access to quality print and non-print materials and technology.
    The library will help students learn through a quality program using information literacy skills.
    The library will provide students and staff with access to a variety of quality materials appropriate for the age of our students and their curriculum.
    The library will promote the love and enjoyment of reading.
    The library will provide assistance to the staff and collaboration in the areas of instruction in information literacy and technology to support the curriculum.