Lakeside Library Media Center

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    Kutz, Laura - Library Media Specialist   


    Black History Month 2022 Resources  



    Learners can checkout LWMS's collection of e-books and audiobooks by using the Destiny link found on their desktop portal,

    under the Library Media Resources tab OR on the computer screen link above.

    Learners also have free access to Gale Resources, which is an amazing collection of eBooks and academic articles.






    Media Center Hours | Circulation Policy | Gift Policy 

    Library Activities | Accelerated Reading | 

    Research and Favorites | Recommended favorites | Quick Links


            Lakeside Library

            Sydney Gledden, an advanced art student, created this beautiful mural for the Lakeside Library  




    Student hours: Monday - Friday 9:20 - 3:45

    Teacher hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 - 4:00



                                                                                         The New Sunshine State Reading Book List  is linked below!                                

        summer reading

    SSYRA Books 2021-2022



    1. Each student may check out two items at a time.
    2. Library materials are checked out to students for two weeks and may be renewed as often as necessary.
    3. Reference books may not be checked out and are for use in the media center only.
    4. Patrons may not check out additional library materials until overdue materials are returned or paid for. Patrons may select from our "Free Books" selection or the Little Lending Library.
    5. All library materials must be returned to the media center at the end of every school year, unless renewed for summer reading.
    6. All materials checked out of the media center are the responsibility of the patron. Lost or damaged materials must be paid for in full before additional materials may be borrowed.


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    Book donations are always appreciated. All gifts will be evaluated by the media specialist and placed in the appropriate collection.

    Donations may be added to the Media Center collection, given to teachers for classroom libraries, added to our Little Lending Library, or our "Free Books" collection. 


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    Accelerated Reader Program – The media center promotes the Accelerated Reader Program by holding quarterly reading celebrations, awarding prizes to students who successfully reach their quarterly point goal, and offering prizes for "purchase" with AR points at the Lakeside Bait Shop. Students earning a cumulative 100 points or more for the school year are recognized on the "Soaring with AR" bulletin board in the media center. 

    AR Prizes         100+ AR pts display           AR Party             Rowe



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       Key West Sign   fountain        fiction      crayons  


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    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


    The best websites to use for research include: 


    *Although Google and other similar search engines are easy to use, they are not always reliable and valid. 


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    Mrs. Kutz's Picks:

    A Land Remembered-by Patrick Smith                           The Summer I Turned Pretty-Jenny Han               A Long Walk to Water-Linda Sue Park

    The Red Kayak-by Pricilla Cummings                             The Transall Saga-Gary Paulsen                            The One & Only Ivan-K.A. Applegate

    Escaping the Giant Wave-Peg Kehret                             Touching Spirit Bear-Ben Mikaelsen                      Echo-Pam Munoz Ryan



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           *  DESTINY


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    The Sunshine State Young Readers' Award program presents a choice of fifteen books each year recommended by students and chosen 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 6 through 8 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 at the annual FAME conference.

    LWMS had 10 students and two teachers who read all fifteen of the SSYRA books this year and each received a $15.00 gift cart to Wal Mart!

    Way to go, Reading Eagles!

    SSYRA winners                             SSYRA logo                    2021







Accelerated Reader Program

Accelerated Reader Program

The Accelerated Reader (AR) Program encourages students to read for pleasure. Students take a STAR test at the beginning of the school year which determines their recreational reading range. Students visit the media center to choose an Accelerated Reader book within their recreational reading range. After reading the book, students take an AR quiz to test their comprehension. Points are awarded for passing the AR quiz.

Most of the books in the LWMS Media Center are Accelerated Reader books. AR quizzes are available for both fiction and non-fiction books on a variety of topics.

To view a complete list of which books have AR quizzes, go to AR BookFinder Program. 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 Resources