• Welcome to the Oak Park Media Center

    Media Center

    Mrs. Ruby Heffington, Media Specialist


    The Oak Park Media Center is located directly behind our front office and we like to think of it as the heartbeat of our school. Mrs. Ruby Heffington is our Library Media Specialist.   We strive to provide quality literature resources for our students and offer instruction so that they can independently locate information for their research needs.

     Oak Park Media Center goals include providing a warm, positive, inviting atmosphere where students are encouraged to further explore topics that are being taught in the classroom. Students are encouraged to feel comfortable in reading for pleasure and to become information literate. Students can achieve a few of these goals through participation in the MyOn.com and i-Ready reading programs, as well as the Sunshine State Young Reader's Award program. In addition, our Pre K, Kindergarten, First and Second Grade students participate in the Sunshine State Young Reader Award, Jr. program. Computer access is available in the Media Center as well as individual classrooms.

    The Sunshine State Young Reader's Award is a statewide reading motivation program for students in grades 3-8. The program is cosponsored by the School Library Media Services Office of the Department of Education and the Florida Association for Media Education (FAME). The Florida Reading Association program encourages younger students to begin to appreciate quality literature. Students in grades K-2 will listen to fifteen different nominated titles during their Media class time and vote for their favorite selection in the spring.


  • Media Center Policies

    The mission of the Oak Park Elementary Media Center is to provide students with the opportunity to become lifelong seekers of knowledge and information. Students will use the library as a place to become curators of information, acquire digital and literacy skills, and develop the 4 C's of education, critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity.

    BPS Elementary Media Specialists:

    Our mission is to inspire a life-long love of reading and learning and promote an information literate community.


    BPS Access to the Media Center

    Collection Development

  •  Sunshine State Young Reader's Award Information




    Sunshine State Young Readers Award, Jr.

    SSYRA, Jr.


    Sunshine State Young Reader's Award Information for grades 3-5 and grade 6

    SSYRA Info Grades 3-5 and Grade 6