Airport High School Media Center

Information for Faculty and Staff

Meet Your Library Media Specialists

Mrs. Cook

I grew up in Pine Ridge and am a graduate of Airport and the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary English Education and a Master of Library and Information Science. Before transferring to AHS in 2009, I taught seventh grade language arts at Fulmer Middle School for 12 years. My daughter, Natalie, who is a 2012 AHS graduate, and a 2016 graduate of Presbyterian College, is pursuing a Master of Divinity at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. My twin sons, Michael and David, also AHS graduates, are sophomores at Clemson this year. When I'm not reading a good book, training my hound dog, serving on church council, or cheering on the Gamecocks, I enjoy traveling and camping with my family in our "rolling hotel."

Mrs. Payne

I have been a library media specialist at Airport since August 2011. My husband, Nathan, and I are originally from Belton, South Carolina, a small town in Anderson County. I have an education degree from Lander University, and I earned a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of South Carolina.

Nathan and I have a little boy and little girl. We enjoy traveling, attending music concerts, and watching Carolina football; however, we have not done nearly as much of this since our son's arrival. We have one spoiled Highland Maltie pup named Connor.

Your library media specialists are here to assist you and our students. We welcome any opportunity for collaboration with classroom teachers. With prior notice, we will be happy to attend common planning time meetings to discuss possible collaborations.

Interesting Facts

Students are welcome to work on computers or check out materials during class time as long as they are being productive and have a pass from an appropriate faculty member.

On average, 70 students visit the Media Center daily. On particularly busy days, as many as 120 students have been known to sign-in. This is only the individual students who visit on passes. These statistics do not include the classes that visit the Media Center.

Each month, over 1,100 materials are circulated through the Media Center. That is a lot of books!

The Media Center also functions as the 1:1 device help desk and the point of contact for teacher requests for assistance from our district's computer services department.

Media Center Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

7:50 AM - 3:50 PM


8:45 AM - 3:50 PM

Destiny Catalog Online

Wondering if we have a certain book? The Media Center's catalog is available online. Simply choose Airport High School from the list of Lexington Two schools.

Did you know...?

We have several useful items in the Media Center other than books and DVDs.

Coffee House

Coffee House will be open on mornings of most late start Wednesdays. Faculty and staff can purchase coffee, hot cocoa, tea, or cider for $.50 per cup. Frequent patrons may choose to purchase a punch card for $5 and receive your 11th cup for free!

Advertise Your Reading

If you would like a poster, similar to this, to display what you are currently reading, please email Mrs. Payne. By advertising your reading, students are more likely to become interested themselves.
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Media Center Schedule in Google Calendar

The Media Center Schedule can be found in your Google calendar under "Other calendars." If you would like to schedule your class for space, view the schedule for available days/times (or just come see us), then email or stop in the Media Center to be placed on the schedule. We schedule for the Media Center computer lab, the Media Center classroom, and material check out.

Please keep in mind that the computer lab tends to book quickly, so you will want to plan ahead by several weeks.

Magazines and Professional Reading

We subscribe to numerous magazines that range in a wide variety of topics. They would be a great way to incorporate informational text in your classroom.

Our professional reading section has recently increased. Stop by to see what's new. We may already have that book that you have been thinking of purchasing!

Circulation Policy for Faculty and Staff

Teachers may check out materials for as long as the material is needed. Equipment is generally checked out to teachers for the school year unless otherwise noted. Teachers who lose or damage materials should see the media specialist. With prior notification, teachers may send students to the Media Center to check out materials for the teacher’s use.

Young Adult Book Award (YABA) Reading Program

To learn more about our school-wide reading initiative, click here:
Young Adult Book Award Reading Program.