As part of the most recent Media Center Policy update, the Media Center Procedures and Guidelines were developed to support the new policy. The Effingham County School District Media Centers Procedures and Guidelines can be found here:
Students have scheduled times to visit the library as a class during their school day. Students may visit the library during flex times if given permission from their teacher. In addition to helping students choose and check out books, I will be teaching library skills, research skills, and reinforcing reading skills for the classroom.
Students in kindergarten may check out 1 book. Students in grades 1st-5th may check out up to 2 books at a time. If students need to check out more for a project, please see Mrs. Harden.
Length of Time Students May Keep Items:
The loan period is two weeks. However, if a student needs to keep the book for another week then he/she may bring the book and renew it.
Reminder notices (overdues) will be sent out periodically. If a student has overdue books, he/she may not check out any more until those overdues are cleared. If a book is lost or damaged, then the student will be asked to pay a fee before additional checkouts can occur.
Create a quiet, special place in your home for your child to read.
Keep books and reading materials readily available.
Help your child see that reading is important.
Set a good example for your child by reading books, newspapers, and magazines.
Talk about what you are reading.
Be attentive to your child’s interests and developing skills.
Remember to be somewhat non-judgmental about the text your child chooses: cartoons, instructions for video games, fantasy, sports, or fashion magazines can be the key to unlocking a lifetime of reading pleasure.
Visit bookstores, public, and school libraries regularly to find materials for pleasure reading.
Imagine a library where you can check out books, audiobooks, and other resources online, from the comfort of your own home. That's Destiny library! Destiny library is a popular online library management system used by schools and libraries around the world. It allows students and parents to easily search library books.
Lightbox learning is a type of reading that is enhanced by multimedia elements, such as videos, images, audio recordings, and interactive activities. This can make reading more engaging and informative for students of all ages.
Sora reading is a digital reading app for students, developed by OverDrive. It allows students to borrow and read ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines from their school library. Sora also includes a variety of features to help students engage with the text, such as highlighting, note-taking, and vocabulary lookups.