Rice Media Center

September Update

Welcome Back Rangers!!

On this page you will find:

  • Monthly STEAM Home Challenge
  • Breakfast Book Club information
  • Robotics Club information
  • Rice Media Center FAQ

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

Notice we are adding the Arts into our STEAM! Such a vital component I can't believe I left it out to start!

Our STEAM home challenge is intended to motivate students to develop an interest in STEAM and encourage students to unlock creative potential. This month students are being asked to:

Breakfast Book Club (3-5 Grade ONLY)

Breakfast Book Club!

Our next application form will be posted in October's Media Center Update. I will include the videos and form for you to apply for books you would like to join us reading. I will only select 6-8 students for one book club session. 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 book club pass. Students come to the library with their book & breakfast during our meeting dates. If your child has a food allergy please let me know immediately.

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.

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No longer accepting applications:

The club start date will be October 5. Students accepted into Robotics Club will receive a notice informing them of meeting dates next week.

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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.