Welcome to the Library Media Center

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    Circulation Policy | Gift Policy | Activities | Mission Statement

    Sunshine State Book Bowl  | Fall Book Fair

    Morning News Show | Sunshine State Young Readers' Award

    FRA Children's Book Award



    Circulation Policy

    1. Each student in Kindergarten through second grade may check out one book for as long as one week.
    2. Each student in 3rd thru 5th grade may check out 2 books for as long as one week.  
    3. Students may renew a book for an additional week.
    4. There are no fines for overdue materials.
    5. Students may not check out any materials if they have overdue, lost or damaged books that have not been returned or paid for.

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    Gift Policy

    Gifts are always appreciated. They may be added to the media center collection, given to teachers, or donated to the public library.


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    TV Broadcast 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.


    Sunshine State Young Readers' Award - Each year Florida chooses 15 books to be on the Sunshine State list. This program is open to all third through fifth grade students. Students must read 3 books from the list to be qualified to vote for the book they like best. To earn more prizes, students read more Sunshine Books.


    Sunshine State Book Bowl - Students must read all 15 Sunshine State books and pass the AR tests with a 80% or higher to qualify for the Book Bowl try-outs in February.


    Book Fair - Harbour View hosts two annually Scholastic book fairs. It provides the opportunity for students to purchase books that they can keep.


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    Mission Statement

    The mission of the Harbour View 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.

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    Sunshine State Book Bowl

    Students must read all 15 Sunshine State books and pass the AR tests with a 70% or higher to qualify for the Book Bowl try-outs in February.


    The five-member team will compete with other schools in the county on knowledge relating to the chosen fifteen books. Harbour View has done very well in the past, and we are proud of all our Book Bowl teams!


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    Fall Book Fair



    Open during the day in the Library Media Center.



    Morning News Show


    Our morning news show will air each morning at 7:45 a.m.


    Students will work on the show throughout the year. Students will rotate on to the show every six weeks.
    Students learn how to use a video camera, how to use the sound board, how to speak into a microphone, how to write a script, and how to act while on TV.


    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. Chinn or any news crew member know, and we will try to feature your class on the show!


    We look for students who have the following qualities:


    • Positive attitude
    • Responsibility
    • Teamwork
    • Good attendance
    • Good grades


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    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.


    If students read 13 or more "Sunshine Books," they meet the requirements to try out for the Emerald Shores Book Bowl Team. This is our year!


    2015-16 Sunshine State Young Readers Award Finalists (Grades 3-5)



    • Athlete vs. Mathlete by W.C. Mack
    • Blast Off! by Nate Ball
    • Eight Keys by Suzanne LaFleur
    • Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
    • The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm
    • Freaky Fast Frankie Joe by Lutricia Clifton
    • The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy
    • The Hypnotists by Gordon Korman
    • Kizzy Ann Stamps by Jeri Watts
    • Nerd Camp by Elissa Brent Weissman
    • Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen by Donna Gephart
    • Pie by Sarah Weeks
    • A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
    • Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
    • White Fur Flying by Patricia MacLachlan



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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:


    Click here to see 2015-2016 book nominations


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Media Staff

Media Center Hours

  • 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.