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Mission Statement for SPS Libraries
It is the mission of Springfield Public School libraries to support equity and proficiency, to be an integral part of the learning community, and to develop library programs that are reflective and respectful of the diverse needs of all stakeholders.
We do this by:
Fostering a culture of books, reading, and inquiry
Assisting students and staff with access to quality resources in a variety of media
Providing all services in a nurturing and inclusive environment
The overarching goal is to equip students with the skills necessary to become college and career ready.
EVENTS & RESOURCES
SORA - EBOOKS & AUDIOBOOKS
FREE access to thousands of eBooks and audiobooks, including Graphic Novels. Log in via your laptop or the Sora, by OverDrive Education app on your phone or tablet--see Sora How-Tos below for directions.
Statement on Equity and Inclusion
The librarians of the Springfield Public Schools endorse school library collections as integral components of the curriculum, which represent the varied experiences of our patrons and diverse points of view on both current and historical issues. A representative library collection enables our patrons to see themselves and others, illuminating the human experience in its unity and variety.
SPS library collections support:
SPS library collections develop:
Respect and appreciation for varied beliefs and values
Openness to multiple perspectives
Creativity and innovation