Media Messages

A newsletter for LMES teachers, parents, and students

Summer Reading Edition 2014!

Show Proof of Summer Reading!

Summer reading keeps your mind sharp and helps avoid “summer slide” learning loss. Read as often as you can from print books, e-books, audio books, or magazines. Sign up to participate in a summer reading program. When school starts back in August, show your reading medal to Mrs. Matney as proof that you read for the fun of it over break. You will get a special treat!

Lexington County Public Library

Lexington County's summer reading program runs June 2 - August 9. Read and earn fun prizes!

Richland Library


Balloonopolis for all ages

Come sign up for the Summer Learning Challenge and get a fantastical balloon creation!

2-4 p.m., Wednesday, June 11

Happy Un-Birthday Party for ages 3-12

You have one birthday per year, but 364 un-birthdays. Join us for stories, games, crafts, and a treat to celebrate your very merry un-birthday!

2-3 p.m., Wednesday, June 25

Fran Sanderson for all ages

Singing Librarian Fran Sanderson and her traveling guitar make a return appearance for this one of a kind storytime. Enjoy singing, dancing and stories that are sure to strike just the right note.

3-4 p.m., Saturday, July 5

Read to a Dog for ages 6-12

Practice your reading with a furry friend!

3 p.m., Thursdays

June 12, July 10, August 7

Dog Safety for all ages

Children will learn how to politely approach a friendly dog and how to avoid being bitten by a stray dog. They will get to practice their skills with trained therapy dogs.

3:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 16

A Taste of Sign Language for all ages

Join us to learn the American Sign Language alphabet and try some simple words.

11 a.m., Tuesday, July 22

Family Storytime for all ages

Enjoy stories, songs and more, all perfect for your family.

11:00-11:30 a.m., Every Friday

Scholastic Challenge

Log your reading minutes online through the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. If you're looking for an easy way to keep track of your reading minutes, download the Scholastic Reading Timer app.

Read for My Summer

Read books online for free through the Read for My Summer 10-week program. Special books will be highlighted from the We Give Books library every week, along with fun interactive tools and activities to make each book come to life.

TD Bank

Kids in grades K-5 can earn money for reading books! Go by your nearest TD Bank or print out their Summer Reading Form online. Read 10 books this summer and receive $10 in a new or existing Young Saver account.

Need book suggestions?

Storyfest SC

Saturday, June 7th, 9am-4pm

SC State Museum

Join in for a day of fun with author presentations, sessions from local storytellers, crafts, face painting, and visits from Cocky...all free of charge! Special guests include children's book authors, Nina Crews and Brian Lies.
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LMES Night with the Columbia Blowfish

Wednesday, June 18th, 6:30pm

301 S Assembly St

Columbia, SC

For students who participated in the Blowfish Reading Rewards Program. Bring your Blowfish bookmark with you (after you get it back from your teacher) to claim your tickets and meal voucher. The game starts at 7:05. Arrive early if you plan to march in the pre-game parade.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Lake Murray Elementary Media Program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information and to empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, ethical users of information, and productive users of technology.