Rice Media Center

January Update

Rice Library System

Did you know Rice Library System is online?

  • We provide students access to our Library Catalog to look up & hold books they want to check out.
  • Students can download the FOLLETT BRYTEWAVE K-12 app and read our eBooks online or offline.
  • Check out our online catalog system at books.tylerisd.org (Login: StudentID/Birthdate mmddyy)

Breakfast Book Club (3-5 Grade ONLY)

Breakfast Book Club!

Please sign up by clicking the following link: http://goo.gl/forms/EVhybZBxzC

Upcoming book club sessions have been set. The Giver will meet on Wednesday morning and Rump: the true story of Rumpelstiltskin will meet on Thursday mornings.

Breakfast Book Club members for each book club session will receive their book and a bookmark club pass.

Students come to the library with their book & breakfast during our meeting dates.

Breakfast book club starts at 7:30 a.m. and students should have read their assigned portion of the book to remain in book club.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math (STEAM) Home Challenge

Our STEAM home challenge is intended to motivate students to develop an interest in STEAM and encourage students to unlock creative potential. The student must be able to describe the problem and how it is solved with their creation.

Please limit the size of box you use for our latest S.T.E.A.M. Challenge!

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Robotics Club:

We are enjoying Robotics! Learning the commands that make our creation do exactly what we want it to do.

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Rice Elementary Media Center

Media Tech Specialist: Jodi Tunnell

Media Tech Assistant: Sarah Plummer

How often do students come to the library?

Kinder - 1st students come to the library every week. They check out books, listen to stories, participate in library stations and different activities. For 2nd - 5th grade students, we have an open library schedule and they are allowed to come to library whenever they need to. They also come with their class for a library lesson and check-in/checkout time as their teacher requests.

How many books can I check out?

Kindergarten & 1st graders = 1 book

(signed Library Media Center Permission Slips need to be returned before students are allowed to take library books home)

2nd - 5th graders = 2 books (An extra book is allowed while researching)

When are books due?

Student check-outs are for 2 weeks. They are allowed to recheck a book if they need more time to finish it. Students will receive an overdue notice for all materials that are checked out longer than 2 weeks.

Do you charge fines?

We do not charge fines for overdue books, only lost or damaged books. Books are marked lost when over due by 2 weeks. A student is expected to pay for lost or damaged books before continuing to check out more library materials.

Can parents check out books too?

ABSOLUTELY! Come see us in the library and get signed up as a Library Patron. Parents are allowed to check-out 2 books. When you are finished with them, you may send them back with your child or come to the library and get 2 new books. The check-out time is 2 weeks.