Library Media Center

Donald H. Batson Memorial Media Center

East End Media Center's Mission
Our mission is to support the school’s curriculum, help students develop skills in finding and using information, promote recreational reading, and encourage life long learning.

Media Center Rules and Consequences
Rules-
1. Follow directions and listen.
2. Use shelf markers to mark your spot on the bookshelf.
3. Respect others and library property.
4. Talk in a quiet voice.
5. Always try your best!
Consequences for Breaking Rules-
1st offense- Verbal warning
2nd offense- Time out
3rd offense- Lose book check out privileges for the day
4th offense- Color change
(Consequences are left up to teacher discretion)

Circulation Policies
Students are able to check out the following number of materials, based on grade level:
Kindergarten and First Grade – 1 book, Second and Third – 2 books, Forth and Fifth Grade - 3 books. Students are encouraged to check out at least one book on their lexile or AR reading level. Students may keep each book out for one week. Any students wishing to keep a book longer may renew their book at least once. Additional renewals may be granted as long as there are no requests for the book.

Book Care
Students are responsible for the materials checked out to them until they are checked back in at the library.
Book Care Tips: Keep books in a safe, dry place away from pets and small children (Please do not carry water bottles in your backpack with your books); Avoid eating while reading your books; Turn pages carefully to avoid tearing; Always use a book mark or paper to mark your place, never larger items like pencils; If a book is damaged, return it to the library for mending. NEVER try to mend it at home. We have special materials for mending books. If a book is returned damaged, the student may be asked to pay a fine according to the amount of damage that has occurred.

Lost and Overdue Books
No late fines are charged for overdue materials. However, check out privileges will be limited if students do not return materials. It is important that students return books in a timely manner. If materials are kept beyond the assigned due date, the materials are not available for children and teachers who need them. Lost books must be paid for in full to East End Elementary.