Media Center Policies & Procedures
Mission: Liberty Pines Academy Media Center is an educational environment where students are exposed to ideas through the use of print and non-print resources in a variety of media formats. The school media center aims to foster the development of life-long learning abilities and a love of reading in all of its students. It provides teachers with instructional materials and professional resources to help with their daily teaching strategies. The media center offers an array of resources that support and enhance the curriculum, and also provides an integrated program for teaching literary appreciation and information technology skills.
- The LPA Media Center will be the intellectual strength of the school and will be a strong predictor of academic achievement.
- The LPA Media Center will foster the development of life-long learning abilities and enjoyment of reading in its students at all grade levels.
- The LPA Media Center will help to develop inquisitive and compassionate learners by ensuring access to and the successful use of accurate, current and relevant information.
- The entire LPA community will be essential to the overall success of the media center.
- To provide opportunities for students to develop and expand their literary appreciation and information skills
- To provide resources and consulting services to teachers and students while supporting the curriculum
- To provide resources and consulting services to parents and community groups appropriate to the school setting
- To encourage appropriate instructional applications of technologies and provide guidance in their use
- To manage effectively and efficiently the library media center facility, resources, and programs to benefit the entire school community
- Number of books checked out:
Kindergarten – One book
First Grade – One book
Second Grade – Two books
Third Grade – Three books
Fourth/Fifth Grade – Four books
Middle School – Four books
- All books are due within ten (10) school days, but may be renewed if needed longer. Books may also be returned early if a student is no longer reading or using them. Return materials on time so they are available for other students and patrons.
- Some exceptions for additional book borrowing may be granted for curriculum related research or other special projects as directed by the LPA classroom teachers.
- Students will be charged replacement cost for lost or damaged books. If a lost book is found and returned to the Media Center by the end of a calendar school year in good condition, monies will be refunded. If an item is returned after a calendar school year has closed, the item will be considered a donation to LPA Media Center.
- Some reference materials will be allowed for checkout to students in grades 3-8 on an overnight basis if needed for curriculum related projects or assignments. Permission must be granted first by the Media Center staff. These items must be returned at the start of the following school day.
- Students who have outstanding charges such as fines, lost, or damaged books will lose their checkout privileges until they have paid the charges.
- Students are encouraged to check out books for both Winter and Spring Break, as to encourage reading during the holiday.
The following Media Center Rules need to be followed by students at all times when in the Media Center:
Quiet voices are appreciated so as not to disrupt others using the Media Center.
- Please pick-up after yourself. Books need to be returned to the shelf or a book cart.
- Papers and trash are to be placed in the trashcan or a recycle bin.
- Remember to walk.
- Respect the needs of other people using the Media Center.
- Use a shelf marker when selecting books to help keep the books on the shelf in good order by the call number.
- Food, candy, and drinks are harmful to books and other media materials. These items need to remain outside the Media Center.
- Students are encouraged to keep their library books in a separate book bag whenever they are not being read. If they do this, the books are less likely to be damaged and they will have their books with them when they visit the Media Center with their class.
- Misuse of library materials or misconduct in the media center will result in loss of media center privileges.
- Students will not be allowed to check out materials if they have overdue items.
Media Center Brochure 2019-2020