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282 N. Blue Lake Ave.
Deland, FL 32724
(386) 822-4070
    Media Center

    Ms. Stringfellow, Media Clerk and Ms. Dumet, Media Specialist

    General Information

    The Blue Lake Elementary School Media Staff seeks to make the media center an integral part of the school program.  The underlying goal of the entire open media center concept is to establish a lifelong love of reading and enjoyment for the media center as a place to locate information.
    The media center is open to students from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Kindergarten through fifth grade will participate in media classes and full use of the center.  Students will receive age appropriate instruction on the use of the media center, literature enrichment, and study skills.  Students can keep their book(s) for two weeks maximum.  If they are not finished with the book after that time period, they need to renew it for another two weeks.  Students in grades K-2 may check out one book at a time.  Students in grades 3-5 may check out two books at a time if they so choose.  We encourage the younger students to bring their books back after one week.  Overdue fines will not be charged; however, students are financially responsible for any lost or damaged books.  Lost books should be paid for  in the media center.  If you have questions regarding lost books and fines, please call us at 822-4070 (x21945 or x22096). The classroom teacher will determine how often they can come to the media center for check out.  Students also can come to the center to take Reading Counts quizzes.  We would like students to feel comfortable in using the media center and eventually be able to use it independently.
    Types of books in the media center:  
    • fiction
    • Easy fiction
    • Nonfiction
    • Biography
    • Reference  
    Additional materials/equipment:  
    • magazines
    • computers to search for books
    • computers to take Reading Counts quizzes
    • computers to search the internet
    • computers with Groliers and World Book encyclopedias



    Sunshine State Readers

    Edgar Allan’s Official Crime Investigation Notebook –M. Amato

    Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies –A. Beaty

    The Fast & the Furriest –A. Behrens

    The Trouble with Chickens –D. Cronin

    The Familiars –A. Epstein & A. Jacobson

    Tuesdays at the Castle –J. George

    Sophie Simon Solves them All –L. Graff

    Turtle in Paradise –J. Holm

    Guinea Dog –P. Jennings

    Neil Armstrong is my Uncle & Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty
    Told Me –N. Marino

    The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester –B. O’Connor

    Fortune’i s Magic Farm –S. Selfors
    Aliens on Vacation –C. Smith

    The Books of Elsewhere: The Shadows –J. West

    President of the Whole Fifth Grade –S. Winston

    All books will be Reading Counts and are available for checkout.  Last year's state winner was Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper.