TO FIND A BOOK IN OUR SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER
Media Center Procedures
- Take good care of our books.
- Return books on time. Books may be checked out for two week and may be renewed two times.
- 2 books may be checked out at a time. 1st Semester Kindergartners will be allowed 1 book.
- Use whisper voices.
Students are required to pay for all lost or badly damaged books. Books will be marked as lost in the database if it is not returned within 90 days after being checked out. A letter will be sent home requesting payment for such a book.
Payment in cash must be taken to the media center, upon which a temporary receipt will be given. A receipt will be sent home after the payment is processed at the office by the book keeper.
If a book is found and returned, fines will automatically be deleted when the book is checked in. If the book was already paid for, refunds will be made once proof of payment is established.
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
- assist with inventory
If you are interested, please contact the Media Specialist. Before volunteering, you must complete the on-line application at https://www.browardschools.com/Page/32044. 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 WHES 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.