Welcome to the Library Media Center!
Our Library Media Center is committed to providing quality print and electronic resources while fostering information literacy through effective research and retrieval as well as developing a lifelong love of reading in our students.
Our library collection includes:
23, 093 book and print resources
1, 092 nonprint items that include ebooks, CD-ROMs, videos, math manipulatives, and audiovisual equipment
15 networked computer stations for student use
3 networked computers for administrative use
- 60 Nooks for classroom checkout
- 60 iPads for classroom checkout
- 2 Smart Tables for classroom checkout
Destiny Quest: http://acboe.follettdestiny.com, our computerized book catalog, accessible on any computer with Internet Access at school or at home, includes ebooks accessible at home.
The library media center averages over 400 checkouts a day.
K-2nd grades are on a fixed schedule, meaning they come every week for library instruction and checkouts.
3rd-5th grades are on a flexible schedule, meaning teachers can sign their classes up throughout the week to come to the library for library instruction and/or checkouts.
All 1st-5th grade students can come once a day on their own with a library pass to checkout books.
Student Checkout Information
Students can check out one book at a time for a period of one week. Books can be renewed twice. Students cannot checkout a new book until their old book is returned.
Overdue notices are printed every Monday afternoon and go home in Tuesday folders.
4th-5th grade students are charged 5 cents a day for any book over a week late.
Any lost or damaged book must be paid for, either by check or cash, before a student can check out another book. Checks are made payable to Pine Level Elementary School.
Accelerated Reader Enterprise (Once again available for student reading incentive)
Tests cannot be taken at home. Students are able to take a comprehension test on a book they have read and earn points. Their goal is to make a score of 100, but are expected to keep an average of 85 or higher in order to qualify for our 100 point club.
Math Facts in a Flash - is a subscription site, tied in with Accelerated Reader, that allows students to practice their math facts either at school or at home. Please encourage your child to practice their math skills using Math Facts in a Flash.
Brain Pop - www.brainpop.com Login: Username: pinelevel and password: brainpop.
This is an educational subscription site that students can access at home. There are learning videos and activities for students. Try it out!
Book Adventure www.bookadventure.com
This website is by the Sylvan Learning company. It allows students to take tests on books they have read. They are encouraged to take the tests at school. By taking a test on a book they have read, it helps them to improve their comprehension skills as it causes them to think about what they are reading. They can check their record at school and at home. Students are enrolled through their teacher's class. The teacher determines goals for the students.
Big Universe (www.biguniverse.com)
Students have been enrolled in classes in Big Universe. Teachers may give students assignments through this website. Students may use this site from home and do not have to have an assignment to use the website. They can click on READ and access a library of ebooks, some of which can be listened to, others can be read through the website. The students can also write stories through this website under the WRITE tab. Their username is the number found under the barcode on their library folder which begins with the letter S (and includes the S as part of the username).
Parent Involvement Center
The Parent Involvement Center is housed on the shelves in the front of the library. This section contains many reading and math resources available for parents to checkout to take home and use with their students. Teachers are also welcome to these materials. A sign-in/sign-out notebook is used to checkout materials. All materials and resources are managed through the federally-funded Title 1 program in place at our school.