Anne Geer, Media Specialist (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kathy Thompson, Media Specialist (email@example.com)
Phone: (919) 363-1396
|Everyone at Turner Creek is welcome at the TCE Media Center. Through our varied collection of over 13,000 items we try to meet the needs and interests of readers of all levels. Our aim is to develop and nurture life-long learners through exposure to a wide variety of literature, print and online resources. We teach information literacy skills that help our students enjoy reading, as well as skills to better access, utilize, and evaluate information sources.|
The Media Center is open for student checkout from 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on school days. We operate on a flexible schedule which allows students to visit the library as often as needed to meet their reading needs. Students may come to the Media Center for circulation individually, in small groups, or as a class during the school day, depending on teacher discretion. Students also come to the Media Center for collaboratively planned, curriculum-related media lessons. Kindergarten students visit us as a whole class on a set schedule.
All grade levels beyond kindergarten are allowed to check out two books/magazines for independent reading, with additional checkouts allowed for class projects. We do not charge overdue fines, but we ask that students return books as soon as they are finished. If books get lost or damaged families will need to pay replacement costs – please help us teach your child responsibility by returning books promptly.
In conjunction with the AIG program we offer Battle of the Books Book Clubs for both fourth grade and fifth grade. Battle of the Books challenges students to read great books and then participate in a quiz bowl competition to showcase their knowledge. Working in teams, each student taking part in the Battle makes a long-term commitment to read at least 5-6 books from a chosen list and then competes in February answering questions about the book. The club will meet during the school day, on a monthly basis. Each month we will hold book discussions on the selected books from the list. Participating students will improve their teamwork and comprehension skills, practice question writing and get the opportunity to read great books! Monthly Book Club discussions are open to ALL fourth graders who have read the titles. This offers an opportunity for students who cannot make the long-term committment to a Battle Team.
for more information see the website: http://tcebattleofthebooks.wikispaces.com/home
Our Book Fair is scheduled in the fall, usually October or November. We use a variety of companies that offer high quality children’s books at reasonable prices. This is the major fundraiser for the Media Center collection – at least 25% of all profits come back to the school and are used to buy books and materials. The PTA helps us run the Fair.
Media Helpers is a student job open to fifth and fourth grade students. Media Helpers work in our busy morning checkout time, assisting students with finding books and helping at the Circulation Desk
We have MANY volunteer opportunities in the Media Center – from shelving books and assisting students to processing new books and repairing damaged ones. Whether you have a little or a lot of time to share, please contact us if you are interested in volunteering.