From the VMS Media Center

October 2013

Another Busy Month!

The media center saw a lot of traffic yet again this month! The biggest activity it hosted was, of course, the Fall Book Fair during conferences. Aside from that event though, the media center was used by teachers 17 of the 20 days school was in session in October. Nine different teachers brought 60 classes in to use the media center computer lab, 7 teachers brought in 28 classes to use media center space for other non-computer work or book checkout. The media center iPad cart was signed out by 6 different teachers with 44 different classes using the iPads. The Star Lab also arrived the last week of October. Whew! October was a busy month in the media center!

StarBooks Cafe Book Fair

Lucky Locker!

This year the Book Fair Crew continued the Lucky Locker tradition. Six Lucky Lockers were chosen during preview week. Students received a $5 coupon toward the purchase of a book if they found a winning "ticket" in their locker. Winners were chosen from all three grades.

This fall's winners were Chance Blake and Sabrina Liddle from 6th grade, Vanessa Cichy and Alex Ettesvold from 7th grade and Kaleb Hammer and Tattyana Kirk from 8th grade.

Another Successful Book Fair!

October saw another successful Book Fair completed. Nineteen students planned and prepped the media center for the Starbooks Cafe Book Fair. Students created the cafe themed decorations, contests, flyers, and signs for the Book Fair. Many hours were put in after school getting ready for this event! Students also worked shifts during conferences.

And last, but not least, we had 5 different parent volunteers that helped make our Book Fair a success! Parents helped set up the Fair and run the cash registers during conferences on October 21st and 24th. Rae Beaver does an incredible job recruiting and scheduling our volunteers so a thank you to her as well!

By The Numbers...


October saw 865 total circulations of books and equipment in the media center. Fiction is still our biggest seller, which is no surprise with how much our students read!

Month-to-Month Comparison

Circulation numbers were less than September, but that shouldn't be surprising. We had a number of classes that came in to the media center in September to kick off the year with book check out. Now that the year is in full swing, many teachers rely on students to check out books during passing time, before and after school and during study hall. It is actually impressive that we still have such high circulation numbers with fewer dedicated book check out visits.

Upcoming Events...

Book club will be starting November 13th!