Library Media Center


    Ms. MaryBeth Gokee, Library Media Specialist

    Ms. G and reader


    Media Center HoursCat in the hat

    • 8:00--2:50     Library Open for Flex and classes
    • 7:40 - 7:55 -- Morning News Show
    • 7:15-3:45 for STAFF members

    Circulation Policies

    1. Each student in PK & K may check out one book at a time for up to one week--these books stay in the classroom.
    2. Each student in grades 2 through five may check out 2 books for as long as one week.
    3. A student may renew a book for another week if the book has not been requested by another person.
    4. There are no fines for overdue materials.
    5. Students may not check out materials if they have not returned overdue books. They also may not check out books until they have paid for books that have been damaged or lost. Second Chance books are available.
    6. Reference books may not be checked out by students. They remain in the media center for everyone to use.
    7. Makerspace resources remain in the Library but may be used by approved students of good behavior.


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    Gift Policy

    Gifts are always appreciated. Please see Ms. Gokee prior to donating, for needs and specifics. Thank you

    They may be added to the media center collection, given to teachers, or donated to the public library.


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    Book Fair--TWICE a year!!! :)




    TV Broadcast Studio -

    Our studio televises live announcements each morning. Student recognition is featured. Students operate the entire show with supervision from the media specialist. The crew consists of anchors, camera and sound technicians, announcers, video mixer, and assistants.


    TV crew


    MyON readers--MyON


    MyON reading program offers more than 6,000 interactive books for our students. With Ms. Gokee assessing and setting lexile levels, students may read, do projects for fun and for academic work. Focusing on fun, the enjoyment of reading and academic requirements, MyON encourages ALL readers to grow independently. **Students must bring earbuds or headphones if they want to read on MyON in Media Center.


    Media Center

    Sunshine State Young Readers' Award - Each year Florida chooses 15 books to be on the Sunshine State list. This program is open to all third through fifth grade students. Students must read 3 books from the list to be qualified to vote for the book they like best. To earn more prizes, students read more Sunshine Books.


    Sunshine State Book Bowl - Sunshine State SSYRA Jr. books : must have read 12 of the 15 titles by Dec. 1st to tryout for the team; SSYRA voting: must have read at least 3 titles to vote in April for the best SSYRA book of the 15 titles.


    Book Fairs - Reddick hosts two yearly Scholastic book fairs. These provide the opportunity for students to purchase books that they can keep. There is one book fair in September and one in February at RCES.



    MakerSpace with Ms. G~~

    Our children are exploring their STEaM-related interests in a design format space, where students work independently on a project of creating/designing something of choice.

    Task cards with ideas are available.

    Deconstructing alarm clock


    Pre-planning for projects


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    Mission Statement

    The mission of the Reddick Elementary Library 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.

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    MCPS Destiny (home access)
    Formerly, the OPAC, Destiny is the new library media center catalog. Not only is it available at your school computer, but now teachers, students, and parents can log in and access it from home to check out the Marion County library collections anytime, anyplace, anywhere!


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    Kids' Rules for Safety on the Internet

    Students of all ages are enjoying the Internet, so it is crucial that parents and guardians be aware of the risks their children will face. The following suggestions are my recommendations for safety online. For more online safety information, for activities for practicing online safety with your child, and for contracts and guidelines please visit You may also request SafeKids information by calling 1-800-843-5678.


    Reddick Elementary School Media Center would like everyone to remember:

    1. Information online is not private. Never tell anyone online your last name, your phone number, where you live, or where you go to school.
    2. Never e-mail a picture of yourself to a stranger.
    3. If you see something that makes you uncomfortable, don't look around or explore; get your parents or teacher instead.
    4. Never make plans to meet Internet friends.
    5. Never open an e-mail, file, or Web page from people you don't know.
    6. Never give out your password, except to responsible adults in your family or a teacher.
    7. Never visit sites that offer special prizes, contests, or games. These sites may be trying to get your personal information or get money from you.
    8. Always follow family and school rules for the Internet. Rules are there to make sure you stay safe.

    Internet Safety Links


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    Sunshine State Book Bowl  Sunshine State Young Readers Award

    Students in grades 3 through 5 can qualify to try out for the Reddick Book Bowl team by reading and passing AR tests on 10 or more Sunshine books. The five member team will compete with other schools in the county on knowledge relating to the fifteen books.


    Reddick has done very well in the past, and we are proud of all our Book Bowl teams!

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    Sunshine State Young Readers' Award2016 Book Bowl Team

    The Sunshine State Young Readers' Award program presents fifteen books chosen each year by a committee of Florida librarians. They are chosen for their quality and appeal, and represent some of the best in children's literature today. Students in grades 3 through 5 are encouraged to read at least three of the books, so they can vote for their favorite. Every year, the author of the book with the most statewide votes is presented with the Sunshine State Young Readers' Award.

    Students can win prizes by reading more of the books. If they read 10 or more "Sunshine Books", they are also qualified to try out for the Reddick Elementary Book Bowl Team.

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    FRA Children's Book Award

    The FRA Children's Book Award is a program sponsored by the Florida Reading Association and is for students in Pre-K through second grade. Students read or have read to them eight quality books, and then vote on their favorite book. The votes are tallied at the state level, and the author of the winning book receives recognition.


    Students in PreKindergarten, Kindergarten, first grade and second grade have the opportunity to read or listen to recent literature that is considered the best in the state.  Students also learn about the importance of voting.

    Click here to see 2015-2016 book nominations.


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    Five-Finger Test to Check Book's Reading Level

    Help your child use this test to find the PERFECT BOOK to read!

    1. Open the book to the middle. Pick a full page of text.
    2. Read the page (aloud if possible).
    3. Put one finger up for every word you can not pronounce or do not know.
    4. If you get five ( 5 ) fingers up on one page, the book is too difficult to read independently.
    5. If you do not get any fingers up, but are reading very slowly and decoding almost every word, you will not enjoy the book. 


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    Morning News Show

    • Our morning news show will air Monday-Friday morning at 7:45 a.m.
      Students will work on the show throughout the year. Students will rotate on to the show each semester.
      Students learn how to use a video camera, how to use the sound board, how to speak into a microphone, how to write a script, and how to act while on TV.
    • The purpose of our show is to let the school know about daily and future happenings and schedules. If your class is doing something special, let Miss Senn or any news crew member know, and we will try to feature your class on the show!
    • We look for students who have the following qualities:
      • Positive attitude
      • Responsibility
      • Teamwork
      • Good attendance
      • Good grades

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    Quick Links

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Accelerated Reader Program

The Accelerated Reader (AR) Program provides teachers and children a fun and exciting way to promote reading at home and in the classroom. The kids love to watch their progress and teachers often involve the students in setting AR point goals for the year.

Accelerated Reader Resources

If you would like to see which books we have in our school library, go to Destiny, our online card catalog, and click on our school.

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