Media Center Procedures
Our media center offers students an opportunity to select a variety of high interest age-appropriate books to read in the classroom and at home. Check-out day is an exciting time as students search for that "just right" book. This year, check-out days will be on the second day of Media. Students in grades K - 2 may check out two books and students in grades 3 - 5 may check out up to three books. All students are expected to be responsible while using the books and to return them on time and in good condition, so that other students may also enjoy the books in our collection. Students must return their books before checking out new ones. If students have forgotten their books on check out day, they may turn in their books the next morning and check out new books. They may also renew books they have not finished, but they still need to bring them in on the due date so that we can scan them again.
A book is considered lost if it has not been returned within 90 school days after the due date. Students and parents are expected to pay for lost or damaged library boopks. All financial obligations are recorded in the district database and remain as part of the student's file until the debt is satisfied. Students with lost unpaid books may be prohibited from participating in extra-curricular activities.
Thank you for encouraging your students to read and to return all library books on time this year. Happy Reading!
The Media Center will be open from 7:30-7:55 for students that do not have computer access at home. They’re able to make sure they are completing their iReady minutes and take any AR test. They can also check in or check out books during this time, IF they missed their regular check out day.
Please encourage students in grades 1-5 to take part in our schoolwide AR competition. They will be recognized each quarter for achieving their goal.
This year we will have 2 book fairs as usual. Our first Book Fair is scheduled for October 1-5th. You will be receiving more information as the date approaches.
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
- assist with book fair
- type certificates
- assist with inventory
If you are interested, please contact the Media Specialist. Before volunteering, you must complete the on-line application at BCPS Get Involved. We look forward to hearing from you!
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.
Reading Across Broward is now available through digital source. Students and parents may list books through Beanstack.
- Mrs. Gonzalez, Media Specialist