Media Staff

Media Center Hours

  • 7:00 - 2:45: Check-in and check out books

    Open virtually all the time!

Circulation Procedures

    1. Students may check out books for up to two weeks.
      Grade K-2 one book
      Grade 3-4 two books
      Grade 5-7 three books
      Grade 8 four books
    2. A student may re-check a book one time.
    3. Designated sets of encyclopedias are available for checkout to students overnight or over a weekend.
    4. Reference books may not be checked out by students.
    5. Current issues of magazines may be used in the library but may not be checked out. Back issues of magazines may be checked out over night or over a weekend.
    6. No fines are charged for overdue books except in the case of a high demand book.
    7. Lost materials should be paid for by the student as soon as possible.
    8. Students may not check out any items if they have an overdue book or have unpaid library fines.

    The library media center sends out notices on a regular basis to students who have overdue books or fines.

Quick Links

Sunshine State Young Reader Awards

Middle School - Participate in the 20 Book Challenge!

  • What is the 20 Book Challenge? It's Fort McCoy Middle’s year-long reading program for the 2019-2020 school year.

    How does it work? There are 20 categories on the 20 Book Challenge list. Your job is to read a book for each category throughout the school year.

    What do I need to do?
     Choose a category and then find a book that fits the description. (Ask in the Library for suggestions!) Once you finish the book, be sure you fill out the online form to receive credit for your reading. You must complete the form fully to receive credit for that category.

    How can I track of my progress? Keep a copy of the checklist in your binder to mark what you've read, and Ms. Woerner will also keep track in the Library.

    Are there any prizes involved? Yes! There will be a weekly drawing to shop in the reward store from all entries received that week. The winner, chosen at random, will be announced during each Monday morning's announcements. At the end of each quarter, there will also be an incentive activity for students who are on track to completing their 20 books. For example, at the end of the 1st quarter, you'll need to have read at least 5 books to qualify for the activity; at the end of the 2nd quarter, you'll need to have read at least 10 books; and so on. Students who complete the 20 Book Challenge by the end of the year will be eligible for a big celebration in May, as well as awards at the end-of-year ceremonies!

    I'm ready! But what are the categories?? Check below!

    Click HERE for the handout with all the categories and information. 

    Click HERE to submit an entry for the 20 Book Challenge. 



    The document found HERE provides the instructions for putting books on hold from your Destiny account. 

Library Media Center

  • Mission Statement

    The mission of the Ft. McCoy School Media program is to ensure that the students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. This is accomplished by providing intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats; by providing instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading, viewing, and using information and ideas; and by working with other educators to design learning strategies to meet the needs of individual students. 

    Our school district now subscribes to Gale Library Media Online Databases, the ultimate, easy to use, Internet based reference resource for students and teachers-available from school or home 24/7. Gale Virtual Reference Library meets a growing range of research and curricular demands. How will Gale help you and your students? Search or browse more than full-text magazines. You can print, save, or email for your own or student use. Look up articles from regional, U.S.., and international newspapers.

    Integrate technology and engaging digital content to support instruction in all subjects: Math, Science, Social Studies, Geography, Language Arts, etc.

    Gift Policy

    Gifts are always appreciated. They may be added to the Media Center collection, given to teachers, or donated to the public library.

    Sunshine State Young Readers' Award
    Each year Florida educators choose books for the Sunshine State list. This program is open to all students in grades 3-8. Students who read at least three (3) books from the list are qualified to vote for their favorite book.