Media CenterInstructor: Kathy Kerce
The Summerville Middle School Media Center is open from 7:45 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The Media Specialist is always ready to assist students, faculty, and staff in the use of the MC and available resources. Web-Safari is the on-line catalog and can be accessed by clicking here:
The school library media program serves to provide resources that support and strengthen the curriculum while meeting state and national standards, to bridge the digital divide, and to encourage reading for learning, for pleasure, and for life.
The media specialist is a teacher, an instructional partner, an informational specialist and the administrator of the school library media center. The media specialist desires to directly affect student achievement by collaborating and planning with teachers, teaching informational literacy, and providing supplemental curriculum resources.
The purpose of the Media Center is to provide a place that is conducive to reading, studying, and research. Student’s behavior in the media center should be considerate. Students are expected to respect the rights of others, the property of others, and the school. Students not following these guidelines will be instructed to return to classroom.
Students may visit the Media Center during as a class or during classroom instruction periods with a PASS. Students are issued a free library card (one per year) and it is the student’s responsibility to keep the card in a safe place. If the card is lost or destroyed there is a $1.00 to replace.
Students may check out one (1) book for a two-week period. A book may be renewed once, if another patron has not previously reserved the book. Students having an overdue book WILL NOT be allowed to check out another until the overdue book has been returned.
Students are responsible for materials check-out of the Media Center and are expected to pay for lost or damaged books. He/She WILL NOT be allowed to check out materials until obligations are met.
Reference materials are checked out only by teacher request. Students are not allowed to check-out reference material or magazines at this time and should not remove theses resources from the Media Center.