School library media centers can contribute to improved student achievement by providing instructional materials aligned to the curriculum; by collaborating with teachers, administrators and parents; and by extending their hours of operation beyond the school day."  --"Close up:  NCLB--Improving Literacy through School Libraries,"
                   NCLB the Achiever, September 15, 2004, vol. 3, no. 13


Student Resources

Teacher Resources

Parent Resources                          


Mrs. Kathy Lindemer is the  library media specialist at Mariner Middle School.    There is an online card catalog is available on the Internet for use by students and teachers at home and school. The library media center has 18 Internet accessible computers. 

  UDLIB/Search databases are available to students and faculty both at home and at school.  Some of the databases include SIRS Discoverer, World Book and Britannica Online.  The online encyclopedias are available in Spanish and English.  These databases are available at home also.  Each each year the students are given the user name and password for Home Access.

Renaissance Place

Throughout the school year students are asked to take AR (Accelerated Reader) test on books that they have read. These are computerized tests that measure how well a student understands or comprehends what she or he has read.   Students and parents have access to a computer software program called Renaissance Place.  This program has a special feature called Renaissance Home Connect.  Renaissance Home Connect is an easy-to-use web-based interface which lets the student, parent, and teacher share in the educational experience by viewing progress on Accelerated Reader tests.

To Log in to Renaissance Home Connect go to:

In Renaissance Home Connect you can also:

  • Check Email Setup to sign up to receive emails showing your student’s test results
  • Click Help to get answers to your questions about Renaissance Home Connect.

Visit to find the Perfect Book!  All of the books listed here have test available at all reading levels. 

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