Welcome to the Library Media Center
- Each student in Kindergarten through third grade may check out one book at a time for up to one week.
- Each student in grades four and five may check out one or more books at their teachers discretion.
- A student may renew a book for another week if the book has not been requested by another person.
- There are no fines for overdue materials.
- 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.
- Reference books may not be checked out by students. They remain in the media center for everyone to use.
Gifts are always appreciated. They may be added to the media center collection, given to teachers, or donated to the public library.
TV News 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.
Gale Databases - Research Resources
Gale Databases offer an engaging online experience for information on a broad range of topics, such as global issues, opposing viewpoints, science, literature, history, and titles for suggested reading. The Marion County School System, through the Library Media Programs, is pleased to announce this new set of tools to support these 21st century learners as they develop critical thinking and information literacy skills. Gale online databases make discovering information engaging, simple, and fun for the user.
No password is needed within the Marion County Public School System. From any other computer, use the password student to access these resources.
SUNSHINE STATE BOOK BOWL
Students in grades 4 through 5 can qualify to try out for the Belleview Book Bowl team by reading and passing AR tests on 12 or more Sunshine books. The five member team will compete with other schools in the county on knowledge relating to the fifteen books.
Fall Book Fair
Open during the day in the Library Media Center from 8:00am until 1:45pm.
Spring Book Fair
Open during the day in the Library Media Center from 8:30am until 2:00pm.
MORNING NEWS SHOW
Every school day morning, a special group of fifth graders get together. These fifth graders create a morning news show for Belleview 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. Lewis or any news crew member 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. Every nine weeks the fifth grade teachers pick a new crew.
They look for students who have the following qualities:
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.
Students can win prizes by reading more of the books. If they read 12 or more "Sunshine Books", they are also qualified to try out for the Belleview Elementary Book Bowl Team.
Congratulations to the 2014-2015 Winning Titles!
Students in grades 3-5 across Florida voted for their favorite Sunshine State Young Readers' Award book. 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.
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.
FRA Book Nominations
Grades PreK - 2
Mrs. Melinda Boatright, Library Media Specialist
Media Center Hours
7:45 - 7:55 -- Morning News Show
2:20 - 3:05 -- Planning / Teacher Services
Every child has 35 minutes a week scheduled with his/her class in the Media Center.