Welcome to the 2019-2020 new school year!  I am very excited to work with your children this year as we explore the Media Center and it's resources along with learning about the many exciting books we have available.  Your children will gain experience using various technology tools as well as we practice using the digital resources available in the media center.  If you have any questions about the library media program, please feel free to call me at (313) 432-5597 or email me at sherry.martin@gpschools.org.

    Again, I look forward to a rewarding and exciting year with your child!
    Ms. Martin
    Students in grades K through 2 come to the media center each week for a 45 minute class period. Students in grades 3 through 5 come for a 45 minute class period, but rotate Library Media class with Spanish.  During each visit, all students will receive an information literacy lesson and check out books.  A check out schedule is also created to allow grades 3-5 check out time in the library to exchange /choose new books when they are in Spanish.


    The mission of the library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. This mission is accomplished by:

    • Providing intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats
    • Providing instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading, viewing and using information and ideas
    • Collaborating with other educators to design learning strategies to meet the needs of individual students
    • Inspiring appreciation and enjoyment of reading


    The school library is critical to every student’s learning experience and academic achievement. To learn about studies confirming the connection with academic achievement and school libraries, please click on here on the "School Libraries Work!" paper.

    For questions or assistance with the Media Center, please contact:

    Sherry Martin, MLIS
    Media Specialist
    Ferry, Poupard, and Kerby Elementary Media Centers (313) 432-5597

    Kim Bahr
    Library Assistant
    Ferry/Poupard Elementary Media Centers (313) 432-4107 at Ferry and (313) 432-4807 at Poupard

    Denise Balke
    Library Assistant
    Kerby Elementary Media Center (313) 432-4407

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    Updated 09-14-19