• The Arnold Elementary School Library Media Center

    Our vision is to inspire students to become independent life-long readers and learners.

    Our mission is to teach students how to be effective users of technology and information by teaching them critical thinking and research skills, giving them easy access to information resources and literature and supporting their desire to read and learn.

    Staff: Annamaria Basile Librarian


    Arnold students have media once a week (45 minutes for grades 1-5 and 30 minutes for Kindergarten)

    Kindergarten students may check out one book at a time

    1st through 5th may check out two books (3rd -5th graders may also check out magazines).

    On-line databases

    Students may access the Arnold elementary catalogue and online databases from home. Students need the logon on id and home passwords.

    Parents may access these through the Arnold Blackboard site (please note that these logons and passwords are unique to Arnold and should not be shared with students in other schools)



    Celebration Book Program

    Celebration Books Program is a wonderful way to make a lasting contribution to Arnold Elementary! When you donate a book it is added to the shelves of our Media Center for all to enjoy. Ms. Basile, our Media Specialist, will purchase a book on your child’s behalf and will add a personalized bookplate. You can choose to honor your child, a special teacher, friend, family member, etc. on the bookplate. In the spring, your child will be able to participate in the Celebration Book party and be the first to check out the book that was donated in their name.

    If you would like to participate in this very worthwhile cause the Celebration Book form can be found on the Arnold Blackboard site. Copies are sent out monthly with the Arnold Newsletter and are available in the school lobby. If you have any questions, please contact our media specialist Annamaria Basile abasile@aacps.org