Welcome to the Manassas Park Elementary Library Home Page!

I am so glad you are here! Please use the links to the left to navigate my site.

Happy Reading!


What's happening in the Library?

Keep on Reading!

The end of the year has arrived!

Here are some dates you need to be aware of as we end the year.

May 20 - Last day to check out library books

May 23 - Last reminder note home to students

May 27 - All books are due

June 13 - Central Library Visit (Summer Reading Program)

If you have any questions or concerns, please email or call anytime.

Mrs. Hayden

Welcome Mrs. Woo!
I would like to announce that Mrs. Woo has joined us as the Library Assistant at MPES this year. She will be available to help students check books in and out as well as assist them in locating materials in the library. Please welcome her the next time you see her!

Wanted: Lost or Overdue Books! Students and Parents,
If you receive a note saying you have a lost or overdue book, please look everywhere for them and return them to the library as soon as possible. We will be mailing overdue/lost notices at the end of the school year (June 16). If you receive a notice from the library and you feel you received it in error or you and your child cannot find a book, please contact Mrs. Hayden or Mrs. Woo in the library at 703-368-2032.

Thank you for helping to keep our library collection complete!

Helpful Links

Library Information

Library Volunteers!!!

I am excited to announce a volunteer opportunity for the 2015-2016 school year. I am in need of parent volunteers who can volunteer for 2-3 hours a week, either in the morning or afternoon.Typical duties include:
-shelving books
-making copies
-creating book displays
-checking in magazines
-helping with the Scholastic Book Fair
-Other reading events

If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Hayden at (703) 368-2032 ext. 18429 to arrange a time to meet and discuss training.

Library Hours

Monday - Friday 7:45 - 3:45

Library Mission Statement

The mission of the Manassas Park Elementary Library is to support the curriculum, encourage a love of reading, and ensure that all students become effective users of information in both print and electronic formats.

Library Procedures

Checkout Policy - Students may checkout up to two books at a time. If they have anything overdue, they may not be allowed to checkout any new books until those items are returned.

Lost/Damaged Materials - From time to time, some library books may end up damaged or lost. If this happens, please contact Mrs. Hayden as soon as possible so we can discuss our options.

Library Catalog Information

At Manassas Park Elementary School, we now have Follett Destiny for our online catalog (OPAC) needs as well as for checkout.

I am pleased to announce that the Destiny catalog is now available in school and at home! You can access the catalog here: Destiny Online Catalog. All students will receive a lesson on how to use the Destiny catalog during 2nd quarter.

Meet the Librarian

Meet your Librarian!

My name is Mrs. Hayden and this is my tenth year at Manassas Park Elementary School and my thirteenth year teaching. My previous work experience includes working for the U.S. Customs Service as a cataloger, an elementary librarian in Bennington, Vermont and eleven years ago I was the librarian at Manassas Park High School.

I received my bachelor's degree from Kutztown University in Kutztown, PA and I am fully certified to teach library/information literacy skills in Pennsylvania and Virginia. I graduated from the University of South Carolina in May 2012 with a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science.

Some of my hobbies include: medieval/renaissance reenactments, reading, painting fantasy figurines, floor hockey, watching movies/anime and touring Civil War battlefields. The picture you see above is Davis College on the campus of the University of South Carolina in Columbia. I can now call this wonderful building home of the School of Library and Information Science.

Contact the Librarian

I want your child's library experience to be a challenging and exciting one. If you have a question, concern, or praise feel free to leave me a note. I will try to answer all emails within two business days. -Mrs. Hayden