The mission of the Media Center is to support the curriculum of the school. Our Media Center contains over 14,000 items of age-appropriate material to fulfill this mission. Audiovisual equipment, housed in the Media Center, is available for teachers to use in the classroom.
Instruction is given in Information Literacy Skills and Internet Safety. Technology is integrated into all Media Lessons and practice is achieved through projects assigned by the classroom teachers.
HoursThe Media Center is open for students to check out books from 8:30 a.m. - 3:10 p.m. on school days.
Borrowing PrivilegesStudents in kindergarten, first, and second grades may keep library materials for one week. Students in third, fourth, and fifth grades have a two week check out period. We do not charge overdue fines; however, any item that is lost or damaged must be paid for.
ResourcesStudents use Destiny, our online library catalog, to locate materials in the Media Center. Destiny is available for students and teachers on computers located in the Media Center and in each classroom through the school network.
We participate in the Accelerated Reader program, which was designed to encourage students to read at the appropriate reading level. Books that are too easy do not encourage growth and books that are too difficult cause frustration. The most productive level is in between: books that are both pleasurable and challenging.
All students participate in the Marietta Reads initiative which encourages literacy and a love of reading throughout the community.