Welcome to the Library Media Center
Library Media Staff: Mrs. Williams, Library Media Specialist
Media Center Hours
8:45- 3:45 for check in/check out, A.R. testing, and conducting research
- Each student may check out two books at a time for up to two weeks, unless they have V.I.P. status (see below).
- A student may renew a book one time.
- Designated sets of encyclopedias and/or reference materials are available for checkout to students overnight.
- Reference books may not be checked out by students.
- Fines are charged at five cents per day for overdue books with a maximum fine of one dollar.
- Lost materials will be paid for by the student as soon as possible.
- Students with outstanding fines or books out WILL be able to borrow books from our "second chance" book shelf until their debts are cleared.
~The library media center sends out notices (hard copies and/or emails) on a regular basis to students
who have overdue books or fines. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mary Grace Williams at Mary.Williams2@marion.k12.fl.us.
Our school places a strong emphasis on daily reading by our students. Accelerated reader is a program designed to encourage and promote successful reading and comprehension. It provides teachers and students with a fun and exciting way to track and measure their reading progress and set future goals for improvement. A.R. emphasizes careful reading of books at a student's ZPD, or Zone of Proximal Development, and is one indicator of a student's ability to comprehend reading material. Students earn points for successfully answering questions regarding the book read which then go towards meeting the goal set by their language arts' teacher. Our school provides incentives for students who successfully meet their goal. Our V.I.P program, mentioned below, offers rewards and special privileges for our students that choose to go above and beyond the classroom expectations.
Sunshine State Young Readers Award
The Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) Program is a statewide reading motivational program for students in grades 3 through 8, sponsored by the Florida Department of Education and Florida Association for Media in Education. The purpose of the SSYRA program is to encourage students to read independently for pleasure and to read books at their reading level in order to promote improved fluency and comprehension. These books are selected by librarians across the state and are chosen from a variety of genres that offer cross-curricular connections as well as a wide appeal. Students who read the Sunshine State books will have their name added to a chart in the library indicating the book read. Prizes will be awarded to the top students who read them all. The Sunshine State Young Readers Award books for the 2019-2020 school year for middle school are listed below.
~ 24 hours in Nowhere by Dusti Bowling
~The Adventures Guild by Zack Loran Clark
~All's Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson
~Boy X by Dan Smith
~Breakout by Kate Messner
~Captain Superlative by J.S. Puller
~Elephant Secret by Eric Waters
~Ethan Marcus Stands Up by Micjhele Weber Hurwitz
~Greetings from Witness Protection by Jake Burt
~Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake
~Knockout by K.A. Holt
~Nightbooks by J.A. White
~Playing Atari with Saddam Hussein by Jennifer Roy
~Slider by Pete Hautman
~Small Spaces by Katherine Arden
The mission of the Belleview Middle 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.
* To determine IF a book has an A.R. test associated with it, or to find out how many points it is worth, click on the link below.
* T o track your child's A.R. progress and to set up alerts go to:
* To determine which books we have in our school library, go to your child’s portal and click on the DESTINY icon.
Go to your child's school and search by title, author, series, or genre.
* For access to our electronic books or e-books, go to FOLLET DESTINY tile on your student potal, select Belleview Middle School, clcik the DESTINY QUEST link on the left hand side of the page, then click FOLLETT SHELF on the top right of the page.
Scroll down to the section titled "eBooks".
* Our school district now subscribes to Gale Virtual Reference Library Curriculum Edition, 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.
To access Gale Researching Resources go to the student portal or click on the link below.
http://galepages.com/fl_mario check with your student for home access password. They should have it written in their planner.
* To access World Book Encyclopedia resources go to the student portal or click the link below. Many ebooks are also available on this site.
http://www.worldbookonline.com/?subacct=N2342 Check with your student for home access password. They should have it written in their planner.
Please Contact Mary Grace Williams at Mary.Williams2@marion.k12.fl.us, if you need assistance.
Our school places a strong emphasis on daily reading by our students. Accelerated Reader is a program designed to encourage and promote successful reading and comprehension. It provides teachers and students with a fun and exciting way to track and measure their reading progress and set goals for improvement. A.R. emphasizes careful reading of books at a student's ZPD, or Zone of Proximal Development, and is one indicator of a student's ability to comprehend reading material. Students earn points for successfully answering questions regarding the book read, which then go towards meeting the goal set by their language arts' teacher. After reading a book, students log on to A.R. through their portal and take the test. This can be done at our school library or in classrooms with teacher permission. A.R. tests can NOT be taken at home. Access to the progress monitoring section of A.R. can be accessed from home (see below for link). Our school provides incentives for students who successfully meet their goal. Our V.I.P. program, mentioned below, offers rewards and special privileges for our students that choose to go above and beyond the classroom expectations.
To take Accelerated Reader tests from home, go to https://hosted257.renlearn.com/72115/
Username: student lunch number
Password: 2 digit birthday month and 4 digit year of birth (ex. if your birthday is July of 2007 you would have a password of 072007)
To determine IF a book is A.R. or to check the points or level of a book, go to:
To determine which books we have in our school library, go to your child's portal
and click on the Destiny icon.
To track your child's progress go to:
Becoming a V.I.P. or
VERY IMPORTANT PANTHER
50 Point Club
* Must have 85% average or
higher on AR tests
*Shout out on morning show
*Panther paw name on board
*Permission to check out 4 books
at a time
*BLUE V.I.P button-
This button allows you to come to the library before school, between 8:45-9:10
without waiting for a lanyard pass from the gym or cafeteria.
100 point club
* Must have 85% average or higher
on AR tests
* Shout out on morning show
* Panther paw name on board
*privileges of 50 point club
*Invitation to quarterly ice cream party
*SILVER V.I.P button-
Earning a 100 point silver button provides the holder with the freedom to come to the library after completing work, with teacher permission, for the purposes of reading or research. You also may come with those same purposes, with permission from the deans, after finishing lunch.
200 point club
* Must have 85% average or higher
on AR tests
*All of the benefits provided with the 50 and 100 point club
* 3-D bookmark
*GOLD V.I.P button-
The holder of the gold button is allowed to use electronics during their given and approved time in the media center. This includes programs such as “Cool Math”. BMS electronics day rules apply and failure to turn off device when leaving media center could result in loss of privileges.
* Engraved medallion presented at the end of the year awards ceremony.
300+ point club
* Must have 85% average or higher
on AR tests
* All of the benefits provided with the 200 point club
* Engraved trophy presented at the end of the year awards ceremony
Top Earner Awards:
The top 3 point earners will be receive recognition awards at the end of the year ceremony.
It seems each year the top point’s earner breaks a BMS reading record.
Will it be you this year?!!!
Good luck students and HAPPY READING!
eBook Information and Resources
We have a few resources for FREE eBooks so you can read new books at home! If you have any questions while navigation through these sites, please let me know!
eBooks through BMS- for access to our electronic books or e-books, go to the FOLLETT DESTINY tile on your student portal, select Belleview Middle School, click the DESTINY QUEST link on the left hand side of the page, then click FOLLETT SHELF on the top right of the page. Scroll down to the section titled "Ebooks".
eBooks through Sebco http://library.esebco.com/site/viewer , please email Mrs. Williams for the login information. Mary.Williams2@marion.k12.fl.us
eBooks through ABDO https://abdodigital.com/?tk=840BC558E6676AB1F4C9FA29D8EC6D69
Harry Potter from home- https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home
Audible is offering free listening while your student is learning from home! https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
The state of Florida has developed a research model called FINDS.
F – focus, find your topic
I – investigate, look for information about your topic
N – notes, take notes from the information, putting it in your own words
D – develop your paper/project based on directions from your teacher
S – score, based on your teacher’s requirements, make sure you have all the components before you turn it in.