Welcome to the West Shore Media Center

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  • Never Stop Learning
     
    Media Center Hours
    Mon. - Thurs. 8AM-4PM/Fri. 8AM-2:30PM *Hours are subject to change due to meetings, testing, or school functions.
     
    Web Collection Plus OPAC
    You can search the West Shore Media Center collection from any computer. Click on OPAC under the links section below.
  • Florida Teens Reads 2019-2020

    Sunshine State Young Readers 2019-2020

    The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater 24 Hours in Nowhere by Dusti Bowling
    After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay The Adventurers Guild by Zack Loran Clark
    A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer All's Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson
    Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson Boy X by Dan Smith
    The Deceivers by Kristen Simmons Breakout by Kate Messner
    Dry by Neal & Jarrod Shusterman Captain Superlative by J.S. Puller
    Moonrise by Sarah Crossan Elephant by Eric Walters
    Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer Ethan Marcus Stands Up by Michele Weber Hurwitz
    The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed Greetings from Witness Protection by Jake Burt
    Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe by Preston Norton Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake
    The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo Knockout by K.A. Holt
    Prince Charming by Rachel Hawkins Nightbooks by J.A. White
    Sadie by Courtney Summers Playing Atari with Saddam Hussein by Jennifer Roy
    This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada Slider by Pete Hautman
    Whisper by Lynette Noni Small Spaces by Katherine Arden
       

     

  • Access to Resources and Services in the School Library Media Program 

    Your school has a wonderful room that houses information on lots of topics, with something special for everyone. That room is the library media center. In it you will find what our school board recognizes as "the center" of the educational program of the school. It provides materials and services that meet academic, technical, personal and social needs of the school community."

    In meeting these needs, the media selection policy makes available a wide range of materials on varying levels of difficulty, with something to appeal to everyone. Many religious, ethnic, and cultural groups are represented in the school library, and specific criteria are used in considering items to be included. Because libraries are forums for information and ideas, books are provided for the interest and enlightenment of all students and teachers.

    Many of these books are on various reading program lists, such as Sunshine State Young Readers’ Awards, Accelerated Reader, Reading Counts, and Florida Teens Read. Some of these lists also include recommended reading levels. These reading levels are determined by companies that are selling the book product, and they do not necessarily reflect the appropriate chronological age, developmental age, maturity level, or family values for all students. As with all other aspects of a student’s education, parents are encouraged to be involved in a student’s book selections. The books in the media center, whether part of a specific reading program or not, are available for the review of all patrons, but are specifically recommended for none.

    Since reading is vital to success in our world, and since we know that the best readers are those who have parents that are involved in their education, we encourage parents to read and review the books your student selects. Come in and visit. Browse the collection of your school media center. You may find just the right book to share with your child.

    Brevard Public Schools June, 2003 Revised 2011