Media Center

Children in a media center reading books
  • The Media Center provides a wealth of resources to include but not limited to books, videos, e-books, online databases, computer resources, printing/photocopy services, tutoring, after-school assistance, and more. Students are welcome to use the Media Center between the hours of 6:45 and 5:00 p.m. During the school day students must present a pass to use the facilities.

    Please complete the survey below to help us tailor our services to meet your needs.

    Hours
    8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Pink Coding Club
    3:50 pm to 5:30 p.m. - Thursdays
               

    Access

    Students must have a valid SLMS ID to use the Media Center. During the school day, students must check-in at the circulation desk and present a school-issued pass to the Media Center Staff. Passes are to have an assignment written out on them (this may include recreational reading).

    Computer Use

    Students needing to use a computer must wear their SLMS ID badge. Students and staff using Silver Lakes Middle School’s computers agree to abide by the School Board of Broward County’s Acceptable Use Policy for Internet and Telecommunications Use. Remember that computers are for educational use only.

    Note

    • Remember your school identification card! It's your passport to borrow library books.
    • Take good care of our books.
    • Return books on time.  Books may be checked out for two weeks and may be renewed two times.
    • 5 books may be checked out at a time.

Volunteers

  • If you love to read and help children, then volunteering in the Media Center is a wonderful opportunity. We are looking for dedicated individuals to help with the following areas.

    • shelve books
    • prepare materials
    • to assist with the book fair
    • type certificates
    • assist with inventory

    If you are interested, please contact the Media Specialist.  Before volunteering, you must complete the online application. We look forward to hearing from you!

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.
    • Two books may be checked out at a time for 2nd to 5th grade.  K and 1st may check out one book at a time.  
    • Use whisper voices.

Book Donations

  • 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 of 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.

Media Clerk

  • Ms. Anna Rokicki