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Media Center

Stone Lakes Elementary Library Media Center




 Open daily from 9:00-2:45 for students and parents

Early morning checkouts, AR quiz- taking, and Makerspaces are open from 8:05-8:30

Monday…1st grade

Tuesday…2nd grade

Wednesday…3rd grade

Thursday…4th grade

Friday…5th grade

Media Specialist…Mrs. Dempster
407-207-7793 x4142227; lorri.dempster@ocps.net

 The Margaret Osteen Library Media Center is the heart and hub of learning at our school.  Our library offers an extensive collection of books and ebooks in a variety of genres. We are constantly updating and expanding our collection to provide the best resources to support our Common Core State Standards and to provide great books for reading enjoyment. The Media Center is your library and information center. It is a reading room, a special place, where students are learning and developing a lifelong love of reading. Our media center is also home to our Makerspaces that provide students opportunities to explore, create, design, and tinker.   

 Policies and Procedures 
Kindergarten and first grade students may borrow 1 book for 1 week.
Second & third grade students may borrow 2 books for 2 weeks. Fourth and fifth grade students may borrow three books for 2 weeks. Books may be renewed one time. Fines are assessed for lost or damaged books and are payable on Schoolpay. Checkouts may be restricted until fines are paid.

Students can access Destiny, the online card catalog, in the library or from home via the ocps launchpad. https://launchpad.classlink.com/ocps Destiny is located in the Library Research Tools folder. When a student is logged into launch, they can view their own checkouts, search for books, check availability of books, and checkout ebooks online.

Sunshine State Young Reader Award
3rd-5th graders who read 3 or more SSYRA books 
are eligible to vote for their favorite Sunshine State book in the spring.
 Students who read and take AR quizzes on all 15 titles are invited to a special readers’ celebration in May. For a list of this year’s titles visit F.A.M.E., Florida Association for Media in Education at https://www.floridamediaed.org/ssyra.html

Sunshine State Young Reader Award, Jr. 
 
The Sunshine State Jr. titles are picture books shared with kindergarten-second graders during regularly scheduled library class visits. Students will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite title in early February and the state winner will be announced in the spring. For a list of this year’s titles visit          https://www.floridamediaed.org/ssyra-jr.html

Destiny
Our digital "card catalog" allows you to search the many resources we have available in our Media Center. You will also find important links to other recommended websites on the Destiny home page.
 
Encyclopedia Britannica
Britannica School is specially designed for differentiated instruction, allowing students to move easily to material of higher or lower reading levels as needed. The content of Britannia School is reliable, age-appropriate, updated continuously and closely correlated to all curriculum standards, including the new Common Core State Standards, for which it provides a multitude of suitable texts in all subjects. Students can find this resource on launchpad in the Library Research Tools folder.                                         


Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader is designed to be part of a comprehensive reading program. It does not replace a reading series or other instructional materials; rather, it supports and enhances them. As the Common Core State Standards emphasize, effective reading programs develop students' ability to draw knowledge from text. Moreover, all students must be able to tackle complex texts independently. One of the primary benefits of Accelerated Reader is that it is a vehicle for this essential learning transfer. It is supported by a vast body of scientific research, and has been favorably reviewed by the What Works Clearinghouse and the National Center on Student Progress Monitoring.

How Does AR Work?
Teachers work with their students to set a quarterly goal after students have taken the STAR test. Students read AR books and take an AR quiz on the computer for that book. When a student reads a book on their independent reading level, a score of 80% or higher is expected. AR book levels are based on the difficulty and text complexity of a book. You can find a list of AR books by point levels, subject, title, or author on AR Bookfinder at
www.arbookfind.com/. Students earn points for successful completion of books and quizzes. Point values are based primarily on length. You can sign up to receive email notifications from Renaissance Learning when your child has taken an AR quiz.

Volunteers
We welcome parent volunteers at our library media center. There are a variety of ways you can help in the library including shelving books, processing new books, repairing damaged books, and helping at our two annual book fairs.

Eagle News Network
Fourth grade students on the news crews produce the Stone Lakes morning news show every Monday through Friday. They learn to operate cameras, teleprompters, video equipment, and audio mixers while participating on camera as anchors and behind the scenes during production. 



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