The W.D. Hartley Media program provides a rich variety of materials to support curriculum and promote a lifelong love of learning and reading. Kindergarten, First and Second grades have scheduled weekly classes that expose students to literature, library etiquette and skills necessary for using the media center and its resources to the best of their abilities. Third, Fourth and Fifth grades operate on a flexible schedule that allows teachers to work with the Media Specialist to create lessons that follow the curriculum and expose students to literature, library etiquette, library skills and expand research skills using the media center and its resources to the best of their abilities. Teachers are always welcome to conduct lessons in the Media Center for whole or small group activities.
Media Center Procedures:
- Open each morning at 8:30 a.m. and remaining open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons until 3:05 p.m. The Media Center will be closed every Wednesday afternoon at 1:50 p.m. for staff development and on Friday afternoons at 2:50 p.m. Parents are welcome to spend time with their child reading, checking out books, doing homework or taking AR quizzes.
- Parents are always welcome to come in after school to check out materials.
- Staff members are available to help select books based on individual needs and interests.
All classes have a weekly library time when students may check out library books and other materials. Books are due back the following week at their scheduled library class time. Students may check out a new book before their assigned library time if they are finished with the one they currently have checked out. Students sent to the Media Center to check out books should have their library card with them. This will assist in making sure each student is checking out appropriate reading level materials and returning back to class in a timely fashion.
Media Center Volunteers
Volunteers are always welcome! Volunteers are needed to help shelve books, organize shelves, repair books, process new books and other materials. We also use volunteers to help students take AR quizzes, read with students and assist students in finding books. This is a great way to become familiar with the materials and resources we have available.