•   Media Center

    Jean Childs Young Media Center

    The Jean Childs Young Library Media Program is designed to support the school's instructional program to promote student achievement. The media specialist collaborates with teachers in planning and implementing lessons that incorporate information literacy skills. The media specialist also assists teachers and students with integrating and utilizing technology when teaching, researching, and communicating information.

    The library media program offers flexible and equitable access to a wealth of information and resources for teaching and learning, teachers' professional needs, as well as the recreational and research needs of students. The collection consists of materials that are diverse and unbiased.


    Media Center Hours
    The media center is open from 8:45-4:30 Monday –Thursday and 8:45-4:00 on Fridays. The media center operates on a flexible schedule. Students seeking media services must have a Student Instructional Plan filled out by their teacher. Teachers may send up to five students at a time for independent or guided instruction.

    Students may check out one book at a time for a period of two weeks.
    • Overdue notices will be given to students notifying them of late books.
    • Students cannot check out books if they have any overdue books.
    • A fine will be assessed for lost and damaged books.
    • Reference and special collection materials cannot be checked out of the 
    media center unless special permission is obtained from the media specialist.

    Media Center Rules
    • Upon entering the Media Center, sign in at the circulation desk.
    • Work quietly and do not disturb others who are working/studying.
    • Get permission from Media Center staff before using computers.
    • As in any classroom, eating, drinking, cell phone use and music are 
    not allowed in the Media Center.

    Technology Use
    • When using the Internet, obey the Acceptable Use Policy. Students who violate the rules will lose computer privileges.
    • Computer games, e-mail, online shopping, chat lines, and non-academic websites are prohibited.
    • Students are not allowed to access social media site on school computers.

    The Media center supports the GPS twenty- five -Book Campaign in which students are to read twenty five books during the school year. To meet this initiative, students are encouraged to participate in the various reading programs sponsored by the school and Media Center.