• WELCOME TO OUR MEDIA CENTER

     
        Where the quest for knowledge begins...


     The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it."  ~James Bryce

    Mossy Creek Elementary library,  a great place to find a book or adventure that fits your interests perfectly! During our weekly visits we learn about the library, check out great books to read, Web tools for learning, how to access and use information, research, and so much more! We learn how to access information on the internet safely, and use our Media Center website to extend what we are learning in our classrooms and in the Media Center. We also reach out to others to spread the joy of reading through our many service learning projects that make a difference!

    Stop by today to start your next adventure!

    Media Specialist

     I am Ms. Landy your media specialist. I have taught in the library for over twenty years. I began my career with the New York City Department of Education in Brooklyn, New York as a library teacher in grades K-6. I relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina, where I taught K-5 with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. I am now here in Aiken County beginning year twelve at Mossy Creek in North Augusta, South Carolina. I have absolutely loved helping to motivate and cultivate a life-long love of reading with your children!!! Looking forward to the great year ahead with your child!
     Nicole Landy - nlandy@acpsd.net

    Media Assistant

    My name is Geannie Coleman, and I am the Media Center aide. I have a B.S. in Physical Education from Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina. This is year four for me in the library, but I have been working at Mossy Creek for 7 years. I enjoy going to the beach and spending time with my family.  Working with students and watching them grow their love of reading has been such a joy for me.

    Geannie Coleman - gcoleman2@acpsd.net

    We can be reached  by phone or email during media center hours from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.

    Phone: (803) 442-6090

    Looking forward to a great year with your child!

     

    Media Center Policies

    Circulation

    The Media Center strives to be an essential part of the instructional program and the hub of the school. We are assisting students and staff in becoming effective users of ideas and information while creating life-long learners and lovers of reading.

    The media center operates on a fixed schedule. Students come during their regular scheduled class time and are permitted to come throughout the day to exchange their books once they have finished reading and to utilize the media center at the convenience of the classroom teacher. Teachers and students are encouraged to check out materials as needed for personal or classroom use. Students are aware that classroom library books do not go home, but they are allowed to take media center books home.

     

    Check out

    Books are due weekly and may be returned before the due date if needed. If time beyond the due date is needed, books can be renewed.

     

    Taking Care of Books

    Why is it important to take care of library books?

    To make sure everyone in our community/school has the opportunity to read the books in the library's collection, its important students keep the books they borrow in good condition. They can do their part by handling library books properly, protecting them when you're not reading them, and reporting any damage that happens in your care to Ms. Landy or Mrs. Coleman.

    Once a student checks out a book and leaves the media center, it is their responsibility to keep up with and take care of the book(s) they borrow. It is in good faith that we have loaned them the books in hope that they will return them in the same condition they were borrowed. There are no overdue fines when books are returned late, however we do know that accidents happen but when a student returns a book that is damaged (liquid, writing and marking with crayons, pencils, pens or markers, torn pages and labels pulled off) or has lost it he or she will have to pay to replace it.

     

    Expectations

    Why do we have expectations in the media center?

    To help keep us safe, to help us get along/work together and to help us learn. We are a ONE RULE CLASSROOM

    If what you are doing INTERFERES learning, hurts someone’s heart or PREVENTS you from being your best self. You shouldn’t be doing it!

    Students Expectations:

    Be
    Thoughtful
    Respectful
    Responsible
    Honest
    We expect students to:

    Follow expectations and directions at all times!

    Use volume levels,
    Use body/line basics.

    Keep hands, feet, and objects to themselves.
    Be respectful to adults and each other.
    Be good citizens by being ALL ABOUT THE TURTLE WAY!
    Remember: Each class session is a "new class” and a "new beginning”.