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Purpose of the Media Center

The media center at Lavonia Elementary School has been established to provide users with print, non-print, and digital information resources needed to promote lifelong learning and a love of reading. The collection reflects the needs and requests of our library patrons along with the consideration of literary interests and information needs. The common core standards are an integral part of our media center, so the collection will also support and be designed to reflect those standards. It is the goal of the LES media center to integrate current and emerging technologies into the curriculum so students are prepared for 21st Century information literacy skills.


The mission of the media center at Lavonia Elementary School is to provide resources to meet academic needs, to promote enthusiasm and enjoyment of reading, and to support the curriculum through literature, research, and collaboration. 

Media Center Student Hours: 7:40 - 3:20 

Media Center Teacher Hours: 7:30 - 4:00



LIBRARY CARDS. The first library card will be provided to each student free of charge. Replacement cards will cost $1.00. Library cards need to be brought and used with every visit to the media center. Library cards will be kept in an index card organizer in each classroom. Index card organizers will be furnished to each classroom teacher. The organizers will be returned to the media specialist at the end of the school year to use for the next school year. There should not be more than 4 students at a time from one classroom to visit the library during open checkout times. Please make sure students leaving the classroom to visit the library sign out in order to track where students are in case of a fire alarm.

Kindergarten students may check out ONE book per week at the beginning of the school year, so that they can become familiar with the media center, the checkout system, and using both.  It will be left to the discretion of the individual teacher if and when students begin taking books home nightly.  They will select their own book, with assistance, and will be guided as they learn the check-in and check-out procedures. It will be left up to the discretion of the media specialist as to the increase of books to check out on a weekly basis depending on factors such as the student’s care of the library books and responsibility of returning books on time.

Grade 1 students may have a maximum of TWO books checked out in their name. At the beginning of the school year, students will check out books only from the FICTION sections. After a NONFICTION genre lesson, first grade students will be encouraged to choose from the Dewey section. First grade students will check out books as a whole class during their library time until after Christmas break. At that point, they will begin independent visits to check out books. Students need to be accompanied by an adult, at least until after Christmas.

Grade 2-5 students may have a maximum of TWO books checked out their name. Non-fiction checkout may begin in 2nd-5th grades AFTER a Dewey lesson with the media specialist.  Students are not to re-shelve the Dewey books or the Fiction chapter books unless they are series books, which the students can find easily in the series aisle or on book browsers. These are to be placed by the students in the book slot located at the circulation desk. Students need to be encouraged to vary the selection of books that they read (fiction, non-fiction, genres, chapter, etc.) Students will be encouraged to read more of the nonfiction genre to help in meeting the CCGPS.


Lost or Damaged Library Books

Students are fined only when library books are lost or damaged. Fines are not accrued for late returns. The purchase price plus a $1.00 processing fee is charged if a book is damaged beyond repair or is lost.  Paperback books are assessed at $5.00 each. Students who have lost/damaged books will not be able to check out another book until that one is returned or a replacement payment is made.  Receipts are given for payment. If a book that was supposedly lost reappears, the student may keep the book when the fee has already been paid. Students who are unable to pay for lost/damaged books will be able to check out one paperback book at a time until the lost book has been found or the replacement cost of the lost/damaged book has been paid. Multiple attempts, which include a letter sent home, phone call, or email notice, will be made to retain the replacement cost of a lost/damaged book.



 Page updated May, 2017