Welcome to the Murphy Library Media Center!

Great news!  You can now browse the Murphy Library from home.  The school district libraries have changed to a new library program called “Destiny”.  Now you can browse for books from anywhere that you have internet access.  The new OPAC (Online Patron Access System) has many new features, and will look more like many public library online catalogs. So hop online, and give it a try.  Go to:

http://library.montvilleschools.org/ and click on “Charles Murphy Elementary School”.

Happy Browsing!     Mrs. Kane



Our eBooks


Bear Home By 1J              2016-17

Ant Homes By 1R              2016-17

Bird Nests By 1S              2016-17

Murphy Library Productions

Murphy Library Production iTrailers


Fifth Grade Nutmeg Club 2017

Order in the Library: Nutmeg Club 2016

Winterling by Prineas 2016

The Great Trouble By Hopkinson 2016

Worms 2018

Raising Worms 2018

All About Worms 2018

The Arctic Fox 2018

Making a Resource List on the OPAC

Resource lists are temporary lists of titles a user creates using the Online Patron Access Catalog (OPAC). Temporary means that it will not be saved, so make sure you print your list before you leave!

Resource lists make it easy to make a personal list of books or a citation for a report.  This temporary list is fun and easy to create and can be formatted in several ways.

Watch this video clip and try to create your own resource list.   How to Create a Resource List on the OPAC

If you would prefer you can download these written directions. How to Make a Resource List

MLA Bibliography Maker Online

There is an easy way for you to type a bibliography for your next report.  Try using Citation Machine Online.  You can either type in the ISBN code of the book you are using or get a template to fill in.  Then print!  It’s easy and fun.  Why not try it the next time you need to write a bibliography.

Citation Machine Online

Another free automatic bibliography and citation generator is EasyBib.


September Library Media Month

September is

Library Card Sign-up Month

Get Carded


Your Public Library

Can you name the one item that gives you access to nearly everything on the Web and in print and provides personal assistance to help you find what you’re looking for?  It’s your library card!  Library Card Sign-up Month is a time when the American Library Association, public libraries, and school libraries across the country remind parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all.

As your child’s school librarian, I am pleased that all of my students and their parents have access to not only the Murphy Library Media Center but also public libraries.  We are very fortunate to have a wonderful school library media center here at Murphy.  Still it is my hope that all of our students will use public libraries as well.  I encourage parents to bring their children to libraries early and often to help them connect to books, computers, and other resources that will help them learn and grow throughout their lives.

Connecticut has a program called Inter Library Loan (ILL) where any citizen that owns a current, town library card may borrow material from any public library in the state for free!  We also have ICONN.  ICONN is the Connecticut Digital Library that provides free access to a collection of information databases and other electronic resources.  Connecticut citizens may access the web site www.iconn.org from home by entering their public library card number.

It is important for our children to apply for a blue, Library Card at the Raymond Library to be eligible for free access to ICONN and to use Inter Library Loan.  Any resident of Montville five years or older can get a card.  A parent or guardian must provide proof of residency (such as a license or piece of mail with your address on the front), to obtain a library card.  Parents need to accompany their child(ren) to the library to get a card, prove residency, and co-sign for the card.

Why buy when you can borrow?  The Raymond Library has over 10,000 books, magazines, movies, CDs and other materials for the whole family.  Librarians are on hand to help recommend materials suitable for various ages and interests.  Once you have your Raymond library card you can use any public library in Connecticut.  Public libraries also offer a variety of programs to stimulate an interest in reading and learning.  Preschool story hours expose young children to the joy of reading, while homework centers provide computers and assistance to older children after school.  Summer reading clubs keep children reading during the school vacation and have been shown to be an important factor in avoiding decrease in reading skills over the summer.

How can we instill in children the desire to read?  By reading!  Children need to be reading and read to daily.  Research shows that the more children read, the better their comprehension, vocabulary, and reading speed becomes.

So Get Smart!  Get your child(ren) and yourself a library card at Raymond Library and use it!  Any child that brings in and shows me their Library Card during the school year will receive a special gift. So please, Get carded @ your library today!


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