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1395 S. Blue Lake Ave.
Deland, FL 32724
(386) 943-4375
    Media Center News and Reading Counts

       2020-2021 School Year Media Theme

    "Go Back in Time with Books!"

    Media Policies & Check Out Procedures

    • Primary students may check out one book at a time
    • Intermediate students may check out two books at a time

      Students who check out books may keep the book for one week and then renew it for one more week if they have not finished reading it.  Student must have their book with them for it to be renewed. No fines are assessed for overdue books, but students may not check out another book until the overdue book is returned.  In addition, if a student damages or loses a library book they are responsible for the current replacement cost of the damaged/lost item. 

      *Parents & family members, please do everything you can to encourage your student to take care of their library books. You can help:

      1. Remind your child to keep their books clean & dry (no water bottles in backpacks)

       2. Help keep books in a safe place away from pets & small children

       3. When changing a residence, place library books in your child's backpack for safekeeping/return

      Media Programs:

      Reading Counts

      Reading Counts is an extra-curricular, literature-based motivation and management program that is designed to encourage students to read for pleasure.

      Students in grades 2 – 5 who choose to use the Scholastic Reading Counts program may use it to track their progress and will receive positive recognition for their efforts.  Students at Freedom Elementary must take RC tests at school with at least 80% accuracy in order to receive a passing score.


      The Sunshine State Young Readers Award is a statewide reading motivational program for students in grades 3–5.  The purpose of the program is to encourage students to read independently for pleasure.  The books are selected for their wide appeal, literary value, varied genres, curriculum alignment, and diverse representation. Students at Freedom Elementary must read the selected titles independently and take the respective RC tests in the media center.  Students who read and pass at least 3 titles are eligible to vote for the state winner.


      The purpose of this program is to create student interest in reading for pleasure by exposing our primary students to a variety of appropriate literature.  The SSYRAjr titles are selected for their wide appeal, literary value, varied genres, curriculum connections, and diverse representation.  Miss Ross will share the picture book titles with students during scheduled lessons.  Students are encouraged to read the chapter book titles independently. 



    Mission Statement

    The Freedom Community will provide a strong foundation for academic and social growth to support our students in achieving their personal best.


    Freedom's Media Center

    Lauren Ross - Media Specialist 

    Beth Boggs - Media Assistant 


    Mission Statement

    The Mission of the Media Center at Freedom Elementary is to be the best in Volusia County and the State of Florida. The Media Center will provide a book collection that will pique student interest and encourage a lifelong love of reading!