December 2014

From the RMS Media Center

New Shelving!

The big news in the media center for the month of December was the arrival of our new shelving! With the help of some great parent volunteers we were able to move most of the books in one day. We continue to shuffle books now that we have a little bit more room to work with!

More Excting News!

The media center received a make over during the winter break. A fresh set pf paint sure does make a difference!

By the Numbers...

December was another busy month--and we had fewer days in school, making it extra crazy! The media center circulated 1,251 items with fiction our biggest seller as usual. Fiction books made up 83% of our circulations in December, followed by nonfiction at 14% and textbooks, ebooks, and temporary titles borrowed from other buildings making up the last 3%. A special thank you to the parents, substitutes and students that helped shelve all of these items for us this month!

The media center space and lab were used every one of the 15 days it was open. Notable events that took place in the media center this month: Digital Citizenship presentations were delivered to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students, 6th grade brought in a speaker for social studies classes, and 7th grade held their annual spelling bee.

RMS Top Ten--December 2013

1. Divergent by Veronica Roth
2. The Klipfish Code by Mary Casanova
3. True Stories of Amazing Courage: Behind Enemy Lines by Bill Doyle
4. The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens
5. Girl, Stolen by April Henry
6. The Raft by S.A. Bodeen
7. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson
8. Devastation (Book 1) by Gloria Skurzynski
9. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
10. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Upcoming Events....

The next book club meeting is scheduled for January 22nd in the media center.

The media center will be hosting an Open House event for PLCs on January 22nd. This event will allow teachers to see what resources the media center has for use and will also provide teachers with an opportunity to suggest areas for improvement.

The Book Fair Committee will be starting up again soon in preparation for the spring Book Fair!