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Media Center

Welcome to the media center where our goal is to inspire a love of reading, provide opportunities that develop lifelong learners, and ensure that our students are effective users of information and ideas. 

DESTINY (card catalog)

 

Reading is a joy, a privilege and the right of every student.  As you select the library books you will read, please understand that every book is not the best choice for every student.  If a book is unappealing or offensive to you in any way, please return it and select another.  You know which reading materials best serve you and your own standards, reading levels, and beliefs. 

 

Summer Reading

6th grade      10 points

7th grade      11 points

8th grade      12 points

 

Parents and students should refer to the website www.arbookfind.com  to ensure an AR test is available for any book chosen.

 

Students must complete the summer reading requirement by August 5, 2016.  The summer reading will be recorded as the first test grade in his/her Language Arts or Intensive Reading class. Failure to complete the assignment will result in a zero for the first test grade. Students completing the required summer reading will earn a dress down day.

                                

Media Center Wish List

We accept gently used books appropriate for middle school students, ESPECIALLY SSYRA books (see link for list below) or newly released titles. PI hours will be given for books that we are able to use in the Middle School Media Center.

 

Contact Information

Media Specialist

Claire Brooks

claire.brooks@tvcs.org

352-259-0044

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AR Book Lookup

Curious if your book has an AR test?  Want to know the level and points?  Go to www.arbookfind.com to find out.  You can search by title or author.

AR HomeConnect

Do you want to check your child's AR information from home?

Go to AR HomeConnect

You will use your child's log-in information for this site. 

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PI Opportunities

1) volunteer to shelve books. 

2) Watch for information about volunteering for our Book Fairs (Aug 25 - Sept. 2nd and Feb 6  - 10th)

3) Volunteer for our end-of-the-year AR Reading Celebration (date TBA)

4) Parent Involvement Reading:

You must have a student enrolled at the middle school to check out and test on the titles below.  Parents will be awarded two PI hours for each book read with a passing score on the accompanying AR test.  Both qualifying parents may test on the same book to earn a total of four hours.  Please bring your PI card when you come to the media center to complete your quiz.  After reading the book of your choice, you will need to take an AR test on that book in our school’s library. A score of 60% or higher is considered passing and once achieved, 2 hours of informational involvement time will be added to your parent involvement account.  Limited copies of these titles will be available in our school’s library.  Parental selections are as follows:

Parenting Teens with Love and Logic: Preparing Adolescents for Responsible Adulthood by Foster Cline, Jim Fay     ISBN-13: 9781576839300

Positive Discipline A-Z: 1001 Solutions to Everyday Parenting Problems by Jane Nelsen, H. Stephen Glenn, Lynn Lott ISBN-13: 9780307345578

Homework Without Tears: A Parent's Guide for Motivating Children To Do Homework and To Succeed in School by Lee Canter, Lee Hausner      ISBN-13: 9780062731326

Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World: Seven Building Blocks for Developing Capable Young People by H. Stephen Glenn, Jane Nelsen       ISBN-13: 9780761511281

The Tween Years by Donna Corwin, Martha Moraghan Jablow         ISBN-13: 9780809229956

Queen Bees & Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends & Other Realities of Adolescence by Rosalind Wiseman         ISBN-13: 9781400047925

What in the World Are Your Kids Doing Online?: How to Understand the Electronic World Your Children Live In by Barbara Melton, Susan Shankle      ISBN-13: 9780767926638

Naked Reading: Uncovering What Tweens Need to Become Lifelong Readers byTeri Lesesne              ISBN-13: 9781571104168

The Five Love Languages of Teenagers Parent Study Guide byGary Chapman        ISBN-13: 9780633019815

Dream So Big: A Parent's Guide to Helping Your Child Believe and Achieve by Christopher B. Pearman,  Ian Blake Newhem, Raven-Symone (Foreword by)      ISBN-13: 9781440504020

I'd Listen to My Parents If They'd Just Shut Up: What to Say and Not Say When Parenting Teens by Anthony Wolf   ISBN-13: 9780061915451

Masterminds & wingmen : helping our boys cope with schoolyard power, locker-room tests, girlfriends, and the new rules of boy world  by Rosalind Wiseman    ISBN-13: 9780307986689

*NEW* How to Talk so Teens Will Listen and Listen so Teens Will Talk   by Adele Faber  ISBN-13: 9780060741266

*NEW* Positive Discipline for Teenagers  by Jane Nelson  ISBN-13: 9780770436551

*NEW* SPANISH TITLE Como hablar para que los Adolescentes Escuchen y como Escuchar para que los Adolescentes Hablen by Adele Faber   ISBN-13: 9780060841294

 

5) Service Hours  Are you a shopper instead of a reader?  Students often request books that are "the next in the series," and we award PI service hours if parents are interested in purchasing books.  We also accept book donations based upon the needs in our collection, and service hours are awarded based on the books' retail value and condition.  Here are a few titles that are top on students' lists:

** list coming soon 

 

MEDIA CENTER POLICIES

We have established the following policies to encourage students to uphold our core value of stewardship as they use media center resources:

  • Two books may be checked out for two weeks and renewed for another two-week period if there is no hold on them.
  • Late books and overdue fines greater than $1.00 will restrict signing out additional items.
  • The replacement cost will be charged for lost or damaged books.
  • Late books will be charged $.05 per day after a five day grace period.   
  • Student computers are provided solely for academic purposes from 7:15 AM- 3:15 PM. Additional computer labs are also available.
  • Students are asked to be respectful of others and use the media center as a place for reading, studying, and conducting research in a quiet atmosphere. 
  • Students need a pre-signed pass from the media staff to come to the media center before, during, and after school. Teachers in before-care, the lunchroom, and after-school guides will have passes.

 

EBOOK SOURCES

ManyBooks.net – popular titles, recommendations, and recent reviews of more than 29,000 eBooks available for Kindles, Nooks, iPads, and most other eReaders.  Best of all they’re FREE!

Project Gutenberg  - over 42,000 free eBooks available for readers to download or read online

 

DIGITAL INFORMATION SOURCES

Infotrac – magazines, newspapers and reference resources with reliable, accurate information (username and password are available in media center)

Academy of Achievement - biographies about leaders and visionaries who have helped to shape our world

American Rhetoric  -  database of 5000+ full text, audio, and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews & recorded media events

Biography Base collection of 5485 biographies

Infotopia – a search engine with trusted websites.

World Factbook – information on the history, culture, government, economy and geography of 267 countries. 

Florida Electronic Library – (Login with the 14 digit # on your public library card)

State of Florida iTunes U – resources on Florida culture and history.   

Florida Center for Instructional Technology - digital resources, such as maps, clip art and photos.

 

CITATION RESOURCES

Owl Purdue – MLA and APA formatting style guide

EasyBib - bibliography and citation generator

Citation Machine – a guide for creating MLA and APA formatting

 

 LIBRARIES

Sumter County Library Services

Marion County Public Library System

Lake County Library System

Lake Sumter State College

Media Center Acrobat(.PDF) Documents

2016 Summer Reading Letter -
2016-2017 SSYRA Book List -
Media Center Rules and Procedures -
Summer Reading Fiction Report -
Summer Reading NonFiction Report -

Media Center Links

Book Adventure - Create book lists, take tests, earn prizes!
InfoTrac Database-password and user available in media - Great Online Research Database
Just Read Families - Just Read Family Information
Juvenile Series and Sequels - Lists of hundreds of series. Easy searches!
Kids Reads! - Great descriptions of series books.
Scholastic - A varied resource for parent and student use
Sunshine State Books - Sunshine State Book Lists
Works Cited Format - Works Cited Format


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