The mission of the Marietta Middle School Media Center is to encourage students and staff to become lifelong readers and users of information. The Media Center's collection and services also aim to support and enrich the curriculum of Marietta Middle School.
The Media Center is available for students is from 7:15 a .m. through 2:30 p.m. Students visit the Media Center with a class or with a pass from any teacher.
Most fiction and non-fiction books have a three week loan period and may be renewed any time.
We expect our students to be responsible for the materials they check out. To encourage that responsibility, there is a fine of 5 cents for each day a book is late.
Please keep in mind that books that are not returned, are books that are unavailable to other students!
The Media Center collection consists of reference, non-fiction and fiction books, audio and video tapes, magazines, newspapers, and Spanish-language materials. We currently house over 14,000 books and almost 1,100 audiovisual items. There is an on-line catalog, a mini-lab of 20 research computers, a professional development area, a video distribution system, and a daily news broadcast area.
In addition to traditional resources, computer research is done using electronic databases, multimedia encyclopedias, atlases, and the Internet. With a signed Internet Access Agreement, students may access the Internet through the Media Center Home Page. Fully-automated circulation and catalogs provide easy access to the collections.