Media Center

  • Here at Forest Hills, we strive to instill in our students a lifetime love of reading.  By encouraging your student to continue to read throughout the school year and the summer, you too can help encourage the love of reading.  Reading is the key to a successful future.  To help in the endeavor, we are providing some recommended summer reading lists.  The first reading list has been created by the Broward County Public Library System.  The second reading list comes from Just Read, Florida, an organization that promotes literacy. Finally, below is a link to Reading Across Broward. Make sure your child records all the books he/she has read alone or with an adult on the RAB form that can be found via the link below.

    Reading Across Broward (RAB)

    Reading Across Broward is a reading motivation program for students in grades Pre-K-5. The program runs from April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019. Any books read during the validity period can be counted. There are two participation levels. The first is Level One for students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade Two and readers of picture books and non-fiction books on the students level. The second is Level Two for students in Grades Three-Five and readers of chapter books and non-fiction books on the students level. To participate in Reading Across Broward, students read the required number of books for each level and record this information on their record sheet. Remember, since the program began on April 1, 2019, any books students read over the summer should be counted.

    All RAB forms are due on or before Friday, April 5, 2019!

    Click on the appropriate link below to print a copy of a Reading Across Broward form.

    Thank you for taking the time to participate in your child’s success.

    Media Center Procedures

    • Take good care of our books.
    • Return books on time.  Books may be checked out for one week and may be renewed two times.
    • Grades 1-5 may check out 2 books at a time.  Kindergartners will be allowed 1 book.
    • Use whisper voices.

    Book Donation Policy

    We sincerely welcome gifts and donations in the form of materials or monetary funds. All donations are reviewed according to the collection and development policy and must meet the same criteria as all other items. Books not accepted for the collection will be disposed of in a manner determined by the library. The use and disposal will be at the discretion of the LMS in the interest in maintaining an appropriate and balanced collection.

    The donation should meet the following criteria before adding to the collection.

    • The offered items are within the scope of the library’s collection and their use falls within the stated library mission.
    • The library has enough time and resources to process and maintain the offered items.
    • The item does not unnecessarily duplicate materials already held.
    • The item’s condition is acceptable.
    • The library has space to store the donated items.
    • The item is supportive of the school's curriculum or interests of faculty and students and is on an appropriate elementary school academic level.