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Staff Members
CVES Library

Coosa Valley Elementary School Library 3609 Martin Street South Cropwell, AL 35054

Christy Minor - Library Media Specialist 205-338-7713

The library media center is open 7:30 am-3:15 pm every day.

Library Media Center Behavior Policy
  1. Follow directions
  2. Be kind to books and other resources
  3. Be kind to others
Library Media Center classes

Each class comes to the library for 45 minutes once a week for instruction in library media skills and information literacy, as well as for library book check out. We adhere to the College and Career Ready Standards for the state of Alabama.

The school librarian and the classroom teacher collaborate to plan lessons that enrich what the student is doing in the classroom and that will foster information literacy.

Students may come daily to check-in and check-out books and do research.

Accelerated Reader

The above program is a computerized reading tool that allows students to read books, take self-directed computerized tests that check comprehension, and earn points based on questions answered correctly. Tests are NOT limited to just the books we have in our library. (See AR Home Connect for more info.) After a child has read an AR book, he or she may take a test on the book, earning points based on the length and complexity of the book and the number of correct answers given. Parents can follow their child's AR progress by accessing the Home Connect component available on the school's website. We have an AR (AWESOME READERS) wall where achievements are recognized. Those who meet their yearly goal will be allowed to attend a Mystery Fieldtrip at the end of the year!! :)


Beginning in August and continuing through the first full week in May, students may borrow books to take home. Pupils of Grades K-5 will be permitted to borrow library books for reading at home according to their class library schedule. Any pupil failing to return his/her books on time will not able to borrow a book for the following week.


The mission of the CVES library media center is to integrate the library media center, its' resources and services into the instructional goals of our school. The library media center encourages reading as a lifelong activity. The library media specialist provides training in the use of and access to information resources in various formats and levels.