Media Center News

W.G. Sanders Media Center

First RIF Celebration on Family Literacy Night

We jump started our RIF celebration with a Family Literacy night! It was a grand time for administrators, teachers, parents, students and their siblings. The students that attended were privileged to have first choice at selecting their RIF books that evening. With a special fund, we purchased books on topics that would interest parents and each of them were also able to take a book home. Some of our 8th grade students with aspirations to become teachers and media specialists read Clifford books to the pre-schoolers and primary grade students that attended. Students with winning essays from the American Education Week essay contest read them during the program. We ended the evening by having ELA teachers and their students talk about their favorite books they've read this school year.

Editorial Cartoon Visual Literacy Contest

We were pleased to have several entries submitted for this contest. The editorial cartoon contest ended on November 14 and the awards ceremony was held on December 3. We had one winning entry! I'anna Osborne won 3rd place for her entry titled "Lesson Learned." Congratulations!

Technology Fair

Our second Technology Fair is being planned for Thursday, March 14. It is our goal to have every teacher represented with projects from their students. A member of the Technology Focus Team will be contacting you in early January to confirm which project your students will present during the Fair. If you need help planning and implementing a lesson using technology, please come see Ms. Williams, media specialist.

Richland County Public Library

Along with the new branding, the library has new library card options. There are currently four library card designs - a general design, one for teens, one for children and one for Literacy Circle donors. Customers can now choose from one of three new designs. If you already have a library card but want a new one, you can get it - absolutely free of charge, until March 1. Just present your old card to the staff at any branch.

One Book, One Columbia

The word is finally out! The selected title for the 2013 city wide One Book One Columbia initiative is The Dry Grass of August, authored by Anna Jean Mayhew. (see below) A number of events are planned with the programming running from January 11 - February 28. The book is an engaging narrative focused on this riveting debut novel, which is set in the South in the 1950s.

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Happy Holidays! Enjoy family, friends and a good book! Be safe!

Media Center Staff

Shirley Williams, Library Media Specialist

Sharon Austin, Media Center Assistant