Media Center FAQs
Where is the Fletcher Elementary media center located in the school?
We are located on the lower level of the school where the first, second, and third grade halls all come together.
Who are the media center personnel?
Fletcher Elementary media center is run by Media Coordinator, Kristin Johnson and Media Assistant, Amy Keyser.
When can students check out materials in the media center?
Students in grades K-5 come on a set schedule with their classes every 3 days. During Media specials, students have the opportunity to checkout books. Students also get time on chrome books during the Media lessons and sometimes after checkout. Open checkout is available throughout the day when teachers can send students to exchange their books. We welcome all students anytime during the day to use our media center resources.
How many books can a student check out at one time?
Kindergarten students may check out one book at a time. First, second, third, fourth, and fifth grade students may have two books checked out at a time, unless they need more materials due to special projects and activities.
Can a student renew a book?
Sometimes a student needs more than one week to finish reading a book or to complete a project, so we do allow renewal of materials provided there is no one waiting for the book. Students are allowed to renew a book twice, and they must bring books to the media center in order to renew them.
What about overdue fines?
We do not charge overdue fines to students, and students are expected to return books in one week. If they go beyond two weeks overdue, we notify the teacher and will send a notice home with the student which shows the name of the book, its price, and when it was due to be returned. Students cannot check out additional materials until their overdue books are returned.
What about lost or damaged books?
If a book is lost or damaged beyond repair, the student is required to pay for the book in order to clear the book from his or her name. If a book is found within the same school year it was lost, a refund will be made to the student.
What do students learn during their media classes?
Media center classes incorporate the North Carolina Essential Standards for Information and Technology. The media center works in partnership with the classroom teachers, providing supplemental materials for their curriculum and serving as an extension of class instruction.
Do you ever need volunteers?
Yes! Yes! And double yes! We can always use volunteers to help shelve materials, process new materials, and work on any other special projects. If you are interested, please contact the media center through the school phone number (684-0580). We would love to have you!