Media Center

Winston Media Center


The mission of the Winston Elementary library media program is to offer an inviting environment that is nurturing and a safe place to be. The media center assists teachers and students to become life-long learners and effective users of ideas and information by providing access to information, technology, and teaching information literacy skills.


The vision of the Winston Elementary library media program is to make learning and reading exciting, engaging, and fun. The library media program promotes interaction, collaboration, problem-solving, and creation, so students will develop a pattern of lifelong learning and foster a love of reading.


  • Establish a sound Lexile-Accelerated Reader program to support ELA standards.
  • Sponsor a Club Tome team and participate in the Tome Society.
  • Maintain a climate conductive to student exploration, experimentation, and self fulfillment.
  • Assist students in the development of the attitudes and skills which will enable them to become independent, life-long learners.
  • Assist in the development of the curriculum and instructional program of the school and support the achievement curricula and instructional goals.
  • Provide students and teachers with access to the variety of informational resources and materials necessary to achieve curricular objectives.
  • Provide access to materials that support a wide range of student needs, abilities, and interest.

Checkout Guidelines:

Library books may be checked out by students for a period of two weeks. They may be renewed if necessary by bringing the book to the media center. There will be no fine for overdue books. Overdue notices will be sent home periodically. Students with excessive overdue books will not be allowed to check-out until books are returned or the student has paid for the lost books.

Students may come at any time to the media center for individual check out.

 Kindergarten  1 book
 First and Second   2 books
 Third, Fourth and Fifth   2 books

Lost or Damaged Books:

Students are responsible for books checked out in their name. Fines for replacing or repairing a book will be assigned to students who lose or damage their books.

Prices are $15.00 for hardback, $7.00 for paperback, $5.00 for magazines. Fines for damaged books will be determined by the media specialist.


Media Programs:

Accelerated Reader  -


The AR program is web based and there are approximately 146,561 tests available for students to take. You may access this site by using the information below. Students will not be able to take AR test at home, but this is a great site to view student progress and help your child build a book shelf. Also, is located on this site. You can use this website to find out if books at your home are available as AR test. Please remember we do expect our 1st - 5th grade students to read and test on books in their Lexile range, so check out to find out if books are in your child's Lexile range. Another great way to help your child build a book shelf is to browse our library's electronic catalog at

Follet Book Shelf- Did you know that you can access your school's ebooks during the summer? You can! Click on the FollettShelf link to the left, choose your school, and login with your student username and password (the same one students use to login to school computers).


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