Media Center

  • Welcome to the Library Media Center


    Ms. Roland, Library Media Specialist
    Ms. Hutton, Media Assistant

     

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    SUNSHINE STATE YOUNG READERS' AWARD BOOKS

    SSYRA 3-5 book list

     

    Students in grades 3-5 across florida voted for their favorite Sunshine State Young Readers' Award book. The Ghost's Grave is the winner in the 3-5 grade category for 2009.   We will be voting for this year's winner the last week in March.  Students who have read 3 of the 15 books can vote for their favorite book.

    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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    Activities

    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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    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. 

     

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    Sunshine State Young Readers' Award Book Bowl

    The 2013 SSYRA Book Bowl preliminaries are scheduled for April 30, 2013 and the finals are May 3, 2013.

    The five-member team will compete with other schools in the county on knowledge relating to the picked fifteen books. Dunnellon has done very well in the past, and we are proud of all our Book Bowl teams!

     

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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 2013-2013 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. Below are the Florida Reading Association's Children's Book Award Nominations for Pre-K through Grade 2:

     

    Click here to see 2012-2013 book nominations.

     

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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