Circulation Policy

1) Each student may check out two books/items at a time for up to two weeks.

2) A student may re-check a book one time.

3) Designated sets of encyclopedias are available for checkout to students overnight or over a weekend.

4) Reference books may not be checked out by students.

5) Current issues of magazines may be used in the library but may not be checked out. Back issues of magazines may be checked out over night or over a weekend.

6) Fines are charged at ten cents per day for overdue books, magazines and check-out encyclopedias Two dollars is the maximum for each item.
7) Lost materials will be paid for by the student as soon as possible.

8) Students may not check out any items if they have an overdue book or have unpaid library fines.

The library media center sends out notices on a regular basis to students who have overdue books or fines.

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Gift Policy

Gifts are always appreciated. They may be added to the Media Center collection, given to teachers, or donated to the public library.

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Activities

Accelerated Reader – AR is a computerized reading program which allows students to test on books and earn rewards as they reach their goals.

Sunshine State Young Readers’ Award – Each year Florida educators choose 15 books for the Sunshine State list. This program is open to all students. Students must read at least 3 books from the list to be qualified to vote for their favorite book.

Sunshine Book Bowl – Students who have read all of the Sunshine State books by March may try out for the Sunshine Book Bowl team. Five students will be on Osceola Middle School’s team. They will compete against other middle school teams in the county.

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National Library Month – April is National Library Month. Special Activities and events will take place.

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Osceola Middle’s Media program is to ensure that the students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. This is accomplished by providing intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats; by providing instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading, viewing, and using information and ideas; and by working with other educators to design learning strategies to meet the needs of individual students.