Library Media Center Orientation:
At the beginning of the school year, all homeroom teachers will bring their students to the library media center for an orientation prior to them checking out materials. During this orientation, the library media specialist will discuss rules, expectations, and care of materials.
Kindergarten: Students are allowed to check out one book.
First Grade: Students are allowed to check out one book and may take it home.
Second - Fifth Grade: Students are allowed to check out two books and may take them home.
Teachers may check out any number of books and materials unless the items have been placed on reserved or a large number of students need the same materials.
The library media center subscribes to several periodicals for teachers and students. Also, we receive the Atlanta Constitution. Students may read current issues of student magazines in the library media center. Teachers may check out magazine(s)and return the item(s) in a timely manner.
Book check out is for two weeks. If the student desires more time to read a book, the check out maybe renewed for two more weeks. Overdue notices will be provided for teachers on a weekly basis. The teachers should give this information to the students. Fines are not charged for overdue books. However, the students will not be allowed to check out additional materials until the overdue items have been returned. In the event the book is damaged or lost, the student will be responsible for paying for the book. Any lost or damaged book must be paid in cash.
Teachers have a selection of DVD's and CD'S to choose from in the Library Media Center located in the office located behind the Library.
Teachers also have access to the Learning Resources Center (LRC) for additional DVD's, CD'S, software, and sheet music. Please contact the Library Media Center staff for client numbers and password information. For more information about LRC, please visit http://lrc.dekalb.k12.ga.us
In our library media center, there is a professional collection that is available to all teachers and administrators in order to keep them abreast of current educational issues and trends. In addition, teachers have access to a professional library at the Jim Cherry Center. For more information, about the professional library, please visit http://plibrary.dekalb.k12.ga.us.
Individual and Small Group Usage of Library Media Center
Teachers have the opportunity to send students to the Library Media Center on an individual or small group basis. Please send a pass with them. If sending a small group to the library media center, teachers may send up to three students. If the group is more than three students, the teacher should schedule a time with the library media specialist to bring the entire class.
Library Media Committee:
The library media committee is composed of teachers, parents, administrators, and students. The committee will meet once a semester unless there is an emergency meeting. Our duties are to discuss and prioritize purchases that are funded by federal and state monies and decide on media materials acquisitions that will benefit the school community. Also, if any materials are challenged, the media committee is responsible for handling the concern on a school level.