Rice Media Center

November/December Update

Rice Library System

Did you know Rice Library System is online? We provide students access to our Library Catalog to look up books they want to check out or even read eBooks online. Check out our online catalog system at books.tylerisd.org (Login: StudentID/Birthdate mmddyy)

The Media Center is encouraging students to participate in our Gingerbread House display. The first gingerbread man story appeared in 1875 published in an American children's magazine called St. Nicolas Magazine, since then there are many derivations.

The Gingerbread House display is fabulous! So excited seeing each creation come in!

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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.

We will continue with a new S.T.E.A.M project in January after the Christmas Break!

Breakfast Book Club (3-5 Grade ONLY)

Breakfast Book Club!

I will select 6-8 students for book club sessions. Depending on how many students apply for a particular book, you may be selected for more than one book club session. We will have 8 sessions through out the year.

I will notify Breakfast Book Club members of which book club session they will be in. Students 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.

The next book club sign up will be sent out in January! Look for our next selection of children's literature to sign up and join us at the breakfast book club!

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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.