• Library Media Center

       

    Library Media Center  

              

     Goals of the Media Center Program     

    •  To help the students acquire an interest in and enjoyment of reading.      
    • To acquire and maintain a balanced collection of media center resources which meet the needs of the users.      
    • To teach the students the necessary skills to be efficient and effective information users.      
    • To support the PGCPS curriculum and the teachers' classroom programs by providing necessary materials and appropriate guidance and instruction to students.      

     Media Center Policies     

    • Grades PRE-K – 4 have a fixed schedule for library media center time.   Grades 5- 8 have a flexible schedule to use the LMC. However, children are encouraged to use the Media Center whenever they need to come.  With faculty permission, students may come to the library any day and any time during school hours for browsing, book exchange, or reference work.   
    • Parents are invited and encouraged to use the library's resources. The media specialist is available to recommend appropriate titles or provide materials, bibliographies and book lists to parents if requested.   
    • Most books are loaned for two week time periods and must be returned or renewed by the due date. Longer time periods are available on request.     
    • Use of computers, technology, and the Internet in school are for educational purposes only as stated in PGCPS Acceptable Use Policy.    
    • Overdue notices are sent out quarterly. There are no fines charged for overdue items, but prompt return is expected. Students with overdue items may be restricted from further borrowing until the overdues are returned or renewed.     
    • Borrowers are responsible for materials signed out to them. Any lost or damaged library materials must be paid for according to a fee schedule set by the district or the replacement cost of the item.     

        How Parents Can Help the Media Center Achieve Its Goals    

    • Encourage your children to read. Show an interest in the books your child brings home. Read with your child on a daily basis.     
    • Encourage your child to take good care of library materials. Provide a safe place for him/her to keep library materials at home.     
    • Help your child remember to return materials on time by checking the due date in the back of the books or on the back cover of books.     
    • Use the public library with your child.     
    • Provide close supervision when your child is using the Internet at home.     
     

     

    Finding Books in the Andrew Jackson Library Media Center

     The DESTINY
    ON LINE PUBLIC ACCESS CATALOG (OPAC) 
     
     
     
     

    1. Access OPAC by typing http://destiny.pgcps.org in your browser URL window    

    2. Choose your school from the OPAC (Andrew Jackson Academy)    

    3. Click on the “Catalog” tab    

    4. Search for a book by the keyword, title, author, subject, or series