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    Media Center News | Circulation Policy | Gift Policy | Activities | Mission Statement
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    Sunshine State Young Readers' Award | FRA Children's Book Award | Quick Links | Find it Fast 





    Mission Statement

    The mission of the Marion Oaks Elementary Media program is to ensure that the students and staff have access to resources in a variety of formats and become 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.



    Media Center News

    7:50 - 7:55 -- Morning News Show
    2:20 - 2:55 -- Planning/Teacher Services



    Circulation Policy

    1. All books may be checked out for a one week period. 
    2. Students in K - 3rd grade may checkout 1 book.
    3. Students in 4th - 5th grade may checkout 2 books. 
    4. Students may renew a book for an additional week if no one else has requested it. 
    5. There are no fines for overdue materials.
    6. Students may not checkout any materials if they have overdue, lost or damaged books that have not be returned or paid for.
    7. Encyclopedias and other reference books may not be checked out by students. They remain in the Media Center for everyone to use.

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    Gift Policy

    Gifts are always appreciated. They may be added to the Media Center collection or shared with teachers.


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    TV Broadcast Studio - Our studio televises live announcements each morning. Student recognition is featured. Fifth grade 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.



    Sunshine State Young Readers' Award - Each year Florida chooses 15 books to be on the Sunshine State list. This program is open to all 3rd - 5th grade students. Students must read 3 books from the list to be qualified to vote for the book they like best.


    Sunshine State Book Bowl - Students who have read 13 Sunshine Books by February may try out for the Sunshine Book Bowl. Five students will be chosen to be South Ocala's Book Bowl Team. They will compete against other schools teams in the county.


    Book Fair - Marion Oaks Elementary hosts two Scholastic Book Fairs a year. These Book Fairs provides the opportunity for students to purchase books that they can keep.

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    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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    Morning News

    The Manatee Morning News is our school news show that the fifth graders produce. They broadcast the pledge, lunchroom tips, and announcements. Fifth graders with good grades, a GREAT attitude, and ability to follow directions will have the opportunity to apply to work on the broadcast team.

    Our Video Production Team in action!


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    Book Fair

    Our fall Book Fair was exciting. Our next Book Fair will be held January 28 - February 1, 2019 to celebrate Literacy week.

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    Gale Resources

    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, you'll need a password. Ask your teacher for the password.


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    Sunshine State Young Readers' Award

    The Sunshine State Young Readers' Award program presents a collection 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 -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.

    If students read 13 or more "Sunshine Books," they are also qualified to try out for the South Ocala's Book Bowl Team.


    Click here to see 2018-2019 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:


    FRA Book Nominations
    Grades PreK - 2

    Click here to see 2018-2019 book nominations. 

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    Quick Links