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Media Center

The media center is the center of our school. Students use the Media Center to practice their chess skills and quiet reading in our Ocean Oasis reading room in the morning before school as well as borrow books for the enjoyment of reading. Time in the Ocean Oasis is also a reward utilized by teachers throughout the school during the day or as a place to calm ourselves when that quiet place is needed to refocus.  Our media center is also the location of our Makerspace during Enrichment Clusters, the newsroom for WOGA's daily broadcast and periodic media classes. Teachers and Mrs. Evans use our main library area for research and for class wide media instruction.  Faculty and staff use the center for training and resource materials. 

Media Center Policies for Book Check Out

We expect students to visit the library at least once a week and follow the policies below:
  
Second Grade to Fifth Grade Students  - 2 Books Out at a time.
 
Students  can return the books  and check out other books as soon as they are done. However, they can't check out books for more than a week unless the book is brought back to be renewed. Books can only be renewed once.  Students MUST return books in the same condition that they were checked out.   Students will be fined for damaged books and will not be allowed to check out additional books until the fines are paid.

ORANGE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM RESOURCES

http://www.ocls.info/

STATEWIDE READING PROGRAMS

The Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) Program is a statewide reading motivational program for students in grades 3 through 8, in a collaborative effort between the Florida Association of Media in Education (FAME) and the Florida Department of Education (DOE). The purpose of the SSYRA Program is to encourage students to read independently for pleasure and to read books that are on, above, and below their reading level in order to improve their reading fluency. Sunshine State books are selected for their wide appeal, literary value, varied genres, curriculum connections, and/or multicultural representation. The SSYRA committee is comprised of 20 qualified school librarians located throughout the state of Florida, subdivided into two committees- grades 3-5 and grades 6-8.

Click on the links for the lists of SSYRA books for the 2019-20 school year!

2019_20 SSYRA Jr..JPG

2019_20 3-5_2019-20_ssyra_annotated_list.pdf

2019_20 SSYRA 6-8.pdf

VIEW OGA’S LIBRARY COLLECTION

You can now look up books in OGA’s media center from home!  Simply click on the link below to be directed to the website where you can view the collection.  There are many helpful links on the homepage for you to use as well.     http://destiny.ocps.net


FUNDRAISING

Three Book Fairs will offer students the opportunity to purchase books on their own.  One book fair will be held in the fall, and another two in the spring with the second one being an end of year sale.  Look for the dates of these fairs in our OGA Newsletter!  Money earned from the book fair is used to purchase new books for the media center.