Media Center

  • Welcome to the Library Media Center

    Ms. Neal, Library Media Specialist






    SSYRA 3-5 book list


    Media Center Hours

    • 7:20-3:00 -- Media Center Open
    • 7:45 -- Morning News Show
    • 2:05-3:00 -- Planning / Teacher Services 

    Circulation Policy

    • Students in kindergarten and first grade may check out one book for one week. 
    • Students in 2nd through 5th grade may check out two books for one week. 
    • If a student needs a book(s) for longer than a week, book(s) may be renewed. 
    • Students who have overdue, lost, or damaged books are responsible for these books before checking out more book(s).
    • All reference books including encyclopedias will remain in the media center for everyone to use. 
    • Lost materials will be paid for by the student as soon as possible.
    • Students who have overdue books will receive a notice from the media center. 

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    Gift Policy

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


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    TV 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.


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    Mission Statement

    The mission of the Dunnellon Elementary's 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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    myON is an online resource providing over 6,000 books for students. A variety of reading levels, genres, and topics are available allowing students to choose books “just right” for them. The program supports students in their reading with optional features such as audio recordings of each book and highlighting the text so students can track their reading along with the recording. With such an extensive library, students will expand their knowledge and vocabulary as they read books that interest THEM!


    myON Login


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    Sunshine State Young Readers' Award Book Bowl


    More Information Coming Soon 


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    Morning News Show

    Every school day morning, a special group of fifth graders get together. These fifth graders create a morning news show for Dunnellon Elementary School.

    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 Ms. Roland know and we will try to feature your class on the show! 


    If you are a fifth grader, you too can be on the Morning News. We look for students who have the following qualities:

    • Positive attitude
    • Responsibility
    • Teamwork 
    • Good attendance
    • Good grades 


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    Sunshine State Young Readers' Award

    The Sunshine State Young Readers' Award program presents a list of 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.


    Click here to see 2019-2020 book lists.


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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. 


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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.

AR BookFinder Program

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.

Accelerated Reader Program