Media Mission: Our mission is to inspire students to be the best they can be through experiencing the joy of reading for pleasure and the confidence in reading for facts and information. Successful learning begins with reading, and we promote all readers to be leaders!
Media Center Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for students.
Students are welcome at all times throughout the day, whether in small groups, sent by the teacher, or as a whole class. Students K-2 may check out 1 book at a time and students 3-5 may check out 2 books.
Students are allowed to keep their books for two weeks. If a student needs to extend that time he/she may bring the book in and renew it for two more weeks. When the student's book becomes overdue, the computer will block the student from checking out anymore books until the overdue book is returned or financially replaced. When a book is 30 days overdue it is considered lost and must be replaced. Students are responsible for the books they check out. Overdue fines are not charged.
The Media Center will host two Scholastic Book Fairs every year. The first Book Fair will be during the week of Open House in September and the second Fair will be at the end of May. The Book Fair is a great way to promote independent reading and to help our Media Center improve its book collection for students.
Access our Media Catalog at home at: Timbercrest Media Catalog
Students can also access our ebook collection through the Folletshelf link on our catalog page. Use the media catalog link above. Use alpha code and birthdate to log in.
Accelerated Reader Program
Timbercrest Media supports the Accelerated Reader Program. This is a motivational reading program that offers students the opportunity to take quizzes after reading books. The quizzes consist of 10 questions that enhance students' comprehension and reading skills.
As students take and pass the quizzes they accumulate points. There are goals we have set in the media center for students to achieve and when they do they receive award certificates and free books. Students may also appear on our daily news show to be acknowledged for their accomplishment.
Students can use arbookfind.com to look up books and see if they have a quiz.
This program is optional and should not be used for grades in the classroom.
Sunshine State Readers Award Program
15 books are chosen each year to support this motivational independent reading program for students grades 3-5. The media center offers awards and prizes for students who read the books and pass RC quizzes. Students can also receive charms for a charm bracelet that correlate with each book and its' theme. At the end of the school year the Media Center has a "Sunshine State Reader" party for students who participated.
Visit the Sunshine State Readers Award Program website: SSYRA Program
Media Center Access
The purpose of the school library media center is to encourage the love of reading and to support the school community and curriculum goals through self-selected reading materials. The media specialist collaborates with families and teachers to support students in the selection of reading materials that meet their reading interests.
Media Access Levels
Parents and guardians have the right to limit their child’s access to materials in the school library. The media access level a parent/guardian selects for their student will be in effect for the student’s academic career in Volusia County Schools. The parent/guardian may request a change in access at any time by completing the form again or contacting the school media specialist.
The default access for all students is limited.
Definitions of access levels
- Limited Access: A student may access materials in the media center except for items on the parent permission required list and Young Adult (YA) titles (middle school only).
- Unlimited Access: A student has full access to the materials in Volusia County Schools libraries including access to any titles that require parent permission. This includes permission for the student to check out Young Adult (YA) titles when the student is in middle school.
- No Access: A student is not permitted access to materials in any of the Volusia County Schools libraries without parent permission.
Process for Modifying Media Access
Parents may modify their child’s access to materials in the school library by completing the Volusia County Schools Media Access or by completing a paper-based Volusia County Schools Media Access form available from the school media specialist.