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Kate CHambers

Librarian, Media Specialist

At Madeleine since 2006

An educator since 2004

Education: Master's Degree, University of Portland





Library & Computer Lab

My name is Kate Chambers, and I am the Librarian and Media Specialist at The Madeleine School. I am originally from Philadelphia, and I moved to Portland in 2004 to attend the University of Portland for my Master’s Degree. There I met my husband and somehow never got around to moving back to Philadelphia. In May 2009, our son, Jack, was born, and in July 2011 we welcomed our daughter, Olivia, to our family. I love to read, take pictures and visit the beach.

I work with teachers to integrate computers into the classroom curriculum. Some examples of the applications we use and the projects that integrate technology include: math reinforcement activities, keyboarding in grades 3 & 4, social studies brochures, science PowerPoint presentations, grammar reinforcement, and much more. I am known for my enthusiasm, organization, and patience.

Library FAQs

May I come to the library or computer lab at other times?

Yes. You may visit the library or computer lab with a pass from your teacher.  Your teacher may schedule additional time in the library or computer lab for your whole class or small groups.

How many books may I check out, and how long may I keep them?

K & 1st may check out 1 book for 1 week.
2nd-8th may check out 2 books for 2 weeks
(additional books may be checked out for research projects)

What happens if I forget to return a book?

You will not be able to check out a new book until your overdue books are returned or you have paid the replacement cost.

What should I do if I accidentally damage a book?

Please bring the book back to the library to be repaired.  If the book cannot be repaired, you will be asked to pay for a replacement.

I want to make a donation to the library.  How do I do that?

See Mrs. Chambers. She has a few different ways you can donate to the library.