There is always something to do in the media center, so parents/guardians are always welcome to come by and help out. Please contact our media specialist Jennifer Price to coordinate your time. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Media Center’s mission is to instill the love of reading into all students. This is done by supporting and collaborating with the teachers and by maintaining a collection of diverse materials on a variety of reading levels.
Media Center Visits
Every K-5 class comes to the media center on a weekly basis for a lesson and to check out books. Middle Grades classes come with their Language Arts teachers or during homeroom.
Students may also come to the media center on an individual basis throughout the day beginning at 7:30am.
All students may check out a book of their choice. Once students have been given the STAR test, which gives them their reading level, they may check out two at once. Students will be allowed to check out more books if they are asked by their classroom teacher to check out certain books. For example, a fifth grader may have three books checked out: a book of world records, a book on his reading level, and a book about WWII.
Middle school students are allowed to check out three books at a time as long as they aren’t overdue.
Books are checked out for one week, and may be renewed up to two times. After a book has been overdue for four weeks, a letter will be sent home to parents/guardians notifying you of the missing book. If a book is lost or damaged, parents/guardians will be asked to replace or pay for the book.
Young Adult Books
Students in grades four through eight are allowed to check out books from the young adult section. The books on these shelves are written with older students’ interests in mind and may contain mature content. Students in third grade are allowed to use this section with written permission from parents/guardians.
Seventh/Eighth Grade Books
Students in seventh and eighth grade are allowed to check out books from this specific section. Students in sixth grade are allowed to use this section with written permission from parents/guardians.
It is time to get On the Same Page with Little Shop of Stories!!!
Join us by reading The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate, a wonderfully written story based on the true story of Ivan the Gorilla.
We will have some book club meetings in October to discuss Ivan, so be on the lookout for the dates. A wrap up celebration will be help Thursday, October 20th at 7:30 am in the Media Center.
Don’t forget to sign the media center door when you finish The One and Only Ivan. Parents are invited to sign it as well!
Little Shop of Stories hosts a variety of events surrounding this book as well. Be sure to check these out! http://weareonthesamepage.org/events/