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.
Degrees and Certifications:
Hi! I am Mrs. Winkel and I am very excited to be returning for my 11th year at Creek Valley! I taught in the Prior Lake-Savage District before coming to Edina.
Creek Valley Media Specialist
Creek Valley/Highlands Media Assistant