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

    ​​Mrs. Simmons, Media Specialist and Ms. Stringfellow, Media Clerk

    General Information

    The Blue Lake Elementary School Media Staff seeks to make the media center the heart of the school creating a culture of reading and literacy. The primary goal of the media center is to establish a love of reading and enjoyment for the media center as a fun place to read and learn.
    The media center is open to students from 7:00 a.m. to 2:45 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, study skills, and STEM/technology related lessons.

    The media center is open early and after school. Students may also come during lunch and/or recess. When students visit the media center, they may read, take Reading Counts quizzes, and check-in and out books. Finding a just right book is always encouraged.

    Use the link below to check and see if a book has a Reading Counts quiz!

    Reading Counts prizes are distributed the first week of every month. The Reading Counts Ice Cream Sundae Reward Party is the first Friday of every month. Here is a list of prizes for Reading Counts points. 

    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-1 may check out one book at a time.  Students in grades 2-5 may check out two books at a time.  Read them and return them.

    If you have questions regarding media programming, please call us at 822-4070 (x21945 or x22096).
    Types of books in the media center:  
    • Fiction
    • Everybody fiction
    • Nonfiction
    • Biography
    • Reference  
    Additional materials/equipment:  
    • laptops
    • iPads
    • robots
    • Makerspace centers​ 

    Check out our Facebook page!

    Looking for a book? Search for a book in our media center! 

    Looking for a book? Check out ABDO Zoom and our eBooks!


    Sunshine State Readers JR

    SSYRA JR Book List K-2

         Sunshine State Readers (2nd -             3rd) A Modified List

    SSYRA Book List for 2nd and 3rd Graders

    Sunshine State Readers (4th-5th)​

    SSYRA Book List 3 - 5

    Harry Potter Series Challenge

    Harry Potter Hogwarts' Feast Reward