Media Center

News

Thank you for reading CSE Media Center's news section! Expect this section to be updated regularly with announcements, event details, information on new arrivals, and stories from CSE classrooms.

Quarantined? Check this out!

While the CSE building closed the remainder of the 19-20 school year and media center service is halted, all is NOT lost! Now is the perfect time to dive into a new book, start a new podcast, check out your local library's services, or listen to an eAudiobook. These are perfect ways to pass the time and escape from the news for a while. Collected below you'll find lots of free online resources for continuing the joy of reading at home.

SPPL: Find tons and tons of eBooks and eAudiobooks through our local public library systems.
eBooksMN: Read tons of free eBooks online for Grades K-5.
SPPL eCard - Even though library branches aren't open, all digital library services are still available. Get an eCard today to take advantage!
Hennepin PL: Find tons and tons of eBooks and eAudiobooks through our local public library systems.
eBooksMN: Read tons of free eBooks online for Grades 6-9.
Ramsey eCard - Even though library branches aren't open, all digital library services are still available. Get an eCard today to take advantage!
Ramsey PL: Find tons and tons of eBooks and eAudiobooks through our local public library systems.
Locally created stories for readers of all ages.
Storyline Online: Book videos - books read aloud by actors.Grades K-3.
What Should I Read Next? Type in a book you liked and get suggestions for your next book!
Audible: Listen to tons of free audiobooks for all ages on Audible.
Simon & Schuster Publishing: The Book Pantry

Podcasts for those in search of a great story.

Podcasts are an excellent way to share stories. Give your eyes a break and your ears a treat by checking out these awesome story-based podcasts recommended by Mr. Karpicke.

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Directory

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Hours & Contact

Contact:

Email: mediacenter@csemn.org

Phone: (651) 917-0073 Ext.2241

Hours:

Monday- Friday

8:30am - 4:30pm

Library Catalog

Use this link when accessing the catalog from CSE.

Use this link when accessing the catalog from elsewhere.

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Click on the button below to request that a book be added to the media center collection.

Mission & Goals

Mission: CSE Media Center staff strive to develop curious, creative, resourceful, and well-informed scholars who love to read, are capable of accessing, organizing, and evaluating information, and use their knowledge to solve problems and participate productively in their communities.

Media Center Goals:

Commitment to Excellence

    • Supporting each individual learner's needs and goals
    • Supporting academic excellence through learner assets and cultural strengths
    • Promotion of lifelong learning
    • Implementation of best practice instructional strategies

Student Development Goals

    • Development of an intrinsic love for reading (reading for pleasure)
    • Development of an intrinsic curiosity and thirst for knowledge
    • Development of personal and mutual respect through a welcoming, supportive, and engaging environment
    • Development of collaborative skills to encourage self-motivation and responsibility for personal actions

Skill Development Goals

    • Developing research skills to
      • Solve problems
      • Gain knowledge and satisfy curiosities
      • Answer research questions
    • Development of strong inquiry and critical thinking skills
    • Development of effective use of information technology, both digitally and in print
    • Development of strong literacy skills including reading, writing, and media literacy
    • Cultivation of safe and ethical technology and information usage practices
    • Development of correct ethical attitudes and habits in regards to intellectual property, plagiarism, and research

Volunteer at the CSE Media Center!

The CSE Media Center welcomes volunteers! Volunteers may assist with administrative library tasks (eg. re-shelving, managing the collection, assisting student patrons), read to students, or help keep the library clean and inviting. Volunteers may assist on a regular schedule (preferred) or on a limited, drop-in basis. Volunteer shifts are available Monday-Friday from 8:30 am-4:30. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact Alex Karpicke at: alexk@csemn.org