The mission of the Guy B. Teachey Media Program is to
ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and
information. We want our students to...
-become lifelong learners
-be informed decision makers
-use information technology effectively
-locate, access, and evaluate information and ideas to satisfy their information need.
The school media center maintains an open access policy.
Students may visit to exchange books, browse, read, study, explore,
research, or work on small group projects and activities. Open
circulation hours are 7:30 A.M. to 8:00 A.M. daily. Afternoon checkout will be available from 1:50 P.M. to 2:20 P.M on days 5-8 of the Encore Rotation. Students may visit the media center during these times with the permission of their teacher and a media center pass.
As a library, we
boast a collection of over 10,000 books! Our holdings include a large
number of children's books, DVDs, reference materials, and computer
software. We welcome you to come in at any time to borrow a book to use
with your child at home. Our school also subscribes to a number of
periodicals such as: Sports Illustrated for Kids, American Girl, and others. High quality online resources are available at www.ncwiseowl.org .
NC WiseOwl’s subscription databases provide access to articles from
thousands of magazines, from online encyclopedias and reference sources.
Using WiseOwl for online research places you in a safer,
advertising-free environment with age-appropriate information and tools
that assist with the research process. Multimedia resources such as
SmartBoards, computers, scanners, digital cameras, FLIP video cameras,
and AlphaSmarts are also available for use by students. Individual
laptops are available to students in grades 4 and 5 for classroom
instruction, research, and project based learning opportunities.
Circulation / Material Checkout
- All materials are checked out / scanned at the circulation desk on the computer.
- Students should provide their “library number” at the
circulation desk when checking out materials. Students will be issued a
library card at the beginning of the year.
- Students in Grades K-2 are allowed to borrow 2 books at a time.
- Students in Grades 3-5 may borrow 3 books at a time.
- The loan period for materials is 2 weeks.
- Reference materials (encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc.)
may be checked out for one night. Some reference materials may be
restricted to media center use only.
- Periodicals may be checked out from the media center.
- All students are responsible for any books or magazines checked out in their names.
- Items should be returned to the “Book Drop” or designated
place so that they will be correctly and promptly checked in.
Overdue / Lost / Damaged Items
Library users are responsible for the loss or damage of
materials in their possession. Money for lost or damaged materials can
be collected throughout the school year, but is usually delayed until
the end of the year, especially for lost items. Often missing items
resurface. If fines are assessed, parents will be notified of
replacement costs for lost / damaged materials.
notices will be distributed each 6 weeks during the school year.
Students who fail to return overdue materials will not be allowed
additional checkouts until materials are returned.