Media Center Information
The media center is open daily during school hours. All students will be visiting the media center once a week as a class for a half hour. While there, they will learn about books, how to use the media center, research and technology skills, and digital citizenship, as well as check out books to bring home with them. Students are welcome to visit the media center at any time with their classroom teacher's permission to return/exchange books.
All grades, except for kindergarten, can check out up to 4 books at a time. They may have the books for two weeks and renew at that time if they are not finished. Students may return their books at anytime and choose new ones with the permission of their classroom teachers. They do not have to wait until their media day! Kindergarten starts out the year checking out one book at a time for one week, and we move onto checking out two books by the time Winter break rolls around.
Once a library book becomes overdue, students are not allowed to check out additional materials until the overdue item is returned. Overdue notices are sent out monthly to students with overdue materials. If a child feels s/he has received an overdue notice in error, s/he should check with the library staff who will investigate further. If you would like to see what your son or daughter has checked out, or if they have any overdue books, follow these simple steps.
Taking Care of Books
At the beginning of each year, students are taught how to properly care for library books. Guidelines discussed include:
- Having a special place at home just for library books.
- Not eating or drinking while reading.
- Having clean hands when using library books.
- Keeping books out of reach of younger children and pets.
- Being gentle with the books.
- Using a bookmark or piece of paper to mark your spot instead of "dog-earing the pages".
- Making sure water bottles are either empty or closed when in your backpack with your library books.
Lost or Damaged Books
Edina School Board policy 703-5B requires that students pay for lost or damaged Media Center materials. Lost books that are paid for and then located later may be kept by the family or returned to the media center and considered a donation.
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What has Mrs. Winkel read lately?
by Cynthia Lord Year Published: 2014
Lucy, with her mother and her photographer father, has just moved to a small rural community in New Hampshire, and with her new friend Nate she plans to spend the summer taking photos for a contest, but pictures sometimes reveal more than people are willing to see.
by E.L. Konigsburg Year Published: 1967
Two suburban children run away from their Connecticut home and go to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, where their ingenuity enables them to live in luxury.
by Jason Reynolds Year Published: 2016
Ghost, a naturally talented runner and troublemaker, is recruited for an elite middle school track team. He must stay on track, literally and figuratively, to reach his full potential
by Sarah Weeks Year Published: 2016
Ravi has just moved to the United States from India and has always been at the top of his class; Joe has lived in the same town his whole life and has learning problems--but when their lives intersect in the first week of fifth grade they are brought together by a common enemy (the biggest bully in their class) and the need to take control of their lives.
Creek Valley Media Specialist
Creek Valley/Highlands Media Assistant