Welcome to the Cleveland Avenue Media Center!
"Libraries house our dreams." Nikki Giovanni
The mission of the Cleveland Avenue Media Services Program is to support the goals of Atlanta Public Schools and increase student achievement by promoting an information literacy program to ensure that all students and staff are effective 21st century users of ideas, information and technology. Our primary goals are to advocate literacy, support standards and provide a plethora of academic information to teachers, students and the community.
It is the vision of the Media Center to be an extension of what is being taught in the classroom through collaborative planning with teachers.
~ Facilitate technological literacy among students and faculty.
The Media Specialist will :
Encourage, promote and advocate reading for information, pleasure, and learning.
~ Meet the informational needs of students and faculty to help them become lifelong learners.
~ Teach Cyber Safety to all students
~ Promote a positive, flexible learning environment focused on student learning and engagement.
Hours of Operation
The Media Center opens at 7:30AM and closes at 3:00PM.
• Students must always have a purpose for visiting the Media Center. Individual students and small groups that visit the Media Center must sign the sign-in folder at the circulation desk.
• Students will visit the media center to check out books; read; conduct academic research; practice literacy skills; learn about web-based educational programs; participate in makerspace activities, and to receive assistance with special projects.
• Students are expected to use quiet voices, be kind and respectful of others and handle books with care.
• Students are expected to keep the Media Center neat by cleaning up behind themselves. Students are not allowed to bring food, drink or chew gum in the Media Center.
Checking Out Materials
• All materials are bar-coded and must be checked out through Destiny, the automated circulation system.
• Students are allowed to check out one book at a time for two weeks.
• Students may renew materials that they wish to keep for an additional two weeks.
Materials must be returned in the book-drop at the circulation desk to insure they are checked in in a timely manner.
• Students are not assessed fees for overdue books; however, they are charged a fee for books that are lost or damaged.
• According to state law, report cards can be held if the library book is not paid for by the end of the school year.