Media Center

  • Mrs. Maturell, our Library Media Specialist


    Welcome to Chapel Trail Elementary Media Center site!  Here you'll find a place for everyone:  students, teachers/staff, parents and community members.  There is a lot to do....checkout books, conduct research, volunteer or just come in and enjoy reading a book!  Our goal is to have ALL students and their parents reading daily!


    The Media Center is open for students and parents on Tuesday / Thursday mornings from 7:30am until 7:45am and Monday / Wednesday's afternoons from 2:00pm - 2:30pm .  We are open until 2:30 pm on Monday and Thursday afternoons.  Students can visit the media center in the mornings before school on their own but must have a parent with them from 2:00-2:30 pm.   A parent must accompany the student in the afternoons.  We are asking all parents to sign in at the front office before going to the Media Center.

    Chapel Trail's SPRING Book Fair!!!!
    Book Fair


    We are always in need of volunteers to help keep our media center running smoothly.  If you can spare a few minutes each week and would like to volunteer, please contact Mrs. Maturell.  Before volunteering you will need to complete the on-line application at  We look forward to hearing from you!

    Reading Motivation Programs:

    1.  A.R. - Please refer to the AR section of this website for information.

    2.  READING ACROSS BROWARD 2018/2019

    • Grades K-2 students need to read 100 picture books.  Please CLICK HERE
    • Grades 3-5 students need to read 50 chapter books.  Please CLICK HERE


    Please visit this website, to view the current Florida Reading Association Books.  Mrs. Maturell reads the nominated picture books and the students vote on their favorite book.  All the votes from the participation Florida schools are emailed to Tallahassee and the book that gets the most votes gets the FRA award!


    Please visit this website, to view the current list of Sunshine State Readers.  There is a cart in the media center that has the SSYRA nominated chapter books.   Students who read three or more of these books by March get to vote for their favorite book.  The votes go to Tallahassee and the book with the most votes gets the SSYRA Award.  Please encourage your child to participate because every vote counts!


    Pizza Hut sponsors motivated readers with rewards of YUMMY pizzas.  Please CLICK HERE to read an informational letter about this great program.  Each month from October to March,  our Chapel Trail Gators should share  books with a family member and record the titles on this form. When he/she returns the completed form, the teacher will honor it with a FREE PIZZA coupon!  (Limited to one pizza per month)

    CLICK HERE  to download a copy of the Kindergarten and First Grade Pizza Hut Record Forms.  (8 titles per month)


    At the beginning of the year, the students were given a flyer with different websites which included the passwords to log in to each website.  The Broward County School District provides these sites for students to access from school or home for free.  Please refer to your child's agenda for the flyer.  Extra copies of the flyer are available in the media center, feel free to stop by and pick up a copy.

    Some of the most popular sites:

    BEEP:  Broward County Public Schools' Doorway to resources focuses on the student achievement, academic performance and best practices.

    DESTINY QUEST:  An online catalog of books and materials available in the media center.

    TUMBLEBOOK LIBRARY:  An online collection of animated, talking picture books and chapter books. or  click "Student Portal" then click "Doorway2"

    WORLD BOOK:  Online encyclopedia which provides access to magazine and news articles, websites and multimedia materials.

     World Book: 


    There will be TWO book fairs this school year.    If you would like to volunteer for the book fair, please contact Mrs. Maturell.

    Literary Fair

    CLICK HERE for GREAT information about reading with your child at all levels.  Also enclosed is a list of appropriate titles.

    CLICK HERE for a culturally relevant reading list.