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Welcome to the Library Media Center

  • Ms. Bobette Ross, Library Media Specialist

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    Maker Space Day Suessical Celebration District Literacy Day Summer Library 

    How Does covid Affect Anthony Media Center? 

    Until Further Notice.....

    • Masks will be optional in the Anthony Media Center. But students will be required to use hand sanitizer before and after touching books.

    • K-2 students will come as a class and have story time and checkout.  3rd-5th grade students will come to the Media Center is small groups of 4-6 students at a time. 

    • Students will social distance from others -at least 6 ft apart.

    • Only three students at a time will be allowed in the Morning show Studio with Ms. Ross to ensure safe social distancing.

    • Returned books will be quarantined and will not be circulated for one week after return. 

    • Students MUST NOT share books or let their friends "borrow" their library book. 

    • No Maker Space Activities will be held in the Media Center.

    ****Parents- I understand your health concerns, but please DO NOT attempt to disinfect/wash the library books! They will be quarantined and sanitized from within the Media Center. Water and chemicals like hand sanitizer and clorox wipes can damage the library book covers and the book binding, so please don't clean our books! Thank you!

    We are all in this together and we will get through it! 




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    Check out these reading websites and activities!







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    PBS Resources!

     Library Hours:

    • 7:30am-3:40pm

      Mission Statement
      The mission of the Anthony Elementary 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.


    1. Each student in Pre-K and Kindergarten may check out one book for the period of one week to be kept in the classroom.

    2. Each student in 1st and 2nd grades may check out 1 book for a period of one week.

    3. Each student in 3rd. 4th and 5th grade may check out 2 books for the period of one week. 

    4. Students may renew a book for an additional week.

    5. There are no fines for overdue materials.

    6. Up to 10 additional books may be checked out when a student is accompanied by his/her parent, under the parent's patron number.

    7. If a student as any overdue books, or owes a fine for damaged or lost books, he/she may not check out another book until ALL books are returned or fines have been paid. They can take a book from the "Second Chance Books" shelf.

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    Gift Policy

    Gifts of new or gently used books are always appreciated. They may be added to the media center collection, little free library, given to teachers, or donated to the public library depending on the condition of the books and current needs of the Media Center.

    Five-Finger Test to Check Book's Reading Level

    Help your child use this test to find the PERFECT BOOK to read!

    1. Open the book to the middle. Pick a full page of text.

    2. Read the page (aloud if possible).

    3. Put one finger up for every word you can not pronounce or do not know.

    4. If you get five ( 5 ) fingers up on one page, the book is too difficult to read independently.

    5. If you do not get any fingers up but are reading very slowly and decoding almost every word, you will not enjoy the book. 

    Activities in the Media Center!

    Library Leaders- two safety patrol students are assigned to the media center to assist the media specialist with various jobs.

    TV Broadcast Studio - Our studio prerecords a morning show. Student recognition is featured. Students assist in the operation of the show with supervision from the media specialist. The crew consists of anchors, cameramen, announcers, video recorders and video editors

    Seussical Celebration- PreK- 2nd-grade students participate in Dr. Seuss stations on Dr. Seuss's Birthday!

    Teddy Bear Picnic- a special even for PreK students (and their teddy bears) only!

    Pumpkin Decorating Contest This year the Media Center will host its first annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest. We will use a Storybook character theme. It will be a fun activity and provide small fundraiser for the Media Center.

    Scholastic Book Fairs- There will be two Book Fair this year. One in December and One in May.

    SSYRA Ice Cream Social- A special event in April for third through fifth-grade students who have read at least three Sunshine State Reader Books. 

    SSYRA Jr. Cookie Party- K-2 students enjoy cookies and punch while they discuss there favorite SSYRA Jr. Book.

    MyOn Quarterly Challenge Every nine weeks, the media specialist will create a MyOn School-Wide challenge. Those who complete the project task will be a part of the quarterly Myon Celebration.

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    MCPS Destiny

    http://mymariondestiny.marion.k12.fl.us (home access)
    Formerly, the OPAC, Destiny is the new library media center catalog. Not only is it available at your school computer, but now teachers, students, and parents can log in and access it from home to check out the Marion County library collections anytime, anyplace, anywhere!

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    Kids' Rules for Safety on the Internet

    Students of all ages are enjoying the Internet, so it is crucial that parents and guardians be aware of the risks their children will face. The following suggestions are my recommendations for safety online. For more online safety information, for activities for practicing online safety with your child, and for contracts and guidelines please visit SafeKids.com. You may also request SafeKids information by calling 1-800-843-5678.

    Anthony Elementary Online Safety Policy:

    1. Information online is not private. Never tell anyone online your last name, your phone number, where you live, or where you go to school.

    2. Never e-mail a picture of yourself to a stranger.

    3. If you see something that makes you uncomfortable, don't look around or explore; get your parents or teacher instead.

    4. Never make plans to meet Internet friends.

    5. Never open an e-mail, file, or Web page from people you don't know.

    6. Never give out your password, except to responsible adults in your family or a teacher.

    7. Never visit sites that offer special prizes, contests, or games. These sites may be trying to get your personal information or get money from you.

    8. Always follow family and school rules for the Internet. Rules are there to make sure you stay safe.

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    News Show/Video Production Club

    Our Morning news show, AES TV airs daily. It is a prerecorded show uploaded to youtube. Typically, different students in our video production club and students in grades 4 and 5 work on the show throughout the year. (Right now, Covid 19 Protocols are in place. See above.) Additionally, students learn how to write scripts, use cameras, and ipad equipment. They also learn the basics of making videos using imovie and Do ink apps. 

    The purpose of our morning show is to let the school know about daily and future happenings at Anthony. If your class is doing something special, let Ms. Ross know and she will be glad to include this information on the AES TV morning show!

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    Sunshine State Young Readers' Award Program

    The Sunshine State Young Readers' Award program presents 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 who complete 3 books will attend the ice cream reveal party on the day the winners are announced!

    See 2021-2022 List above!

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