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 2021-2022

    Sunshine State Young Readers 2021-2022

    The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontonornvat
    Date Me, Bryson Keller by Kevin Whye Becoming Muhammad Ali by James Patterson and Kwame Alexander
    Fable by Adrienne Young Bloom by Kenneth Oppel
    Grown by Tiffany Jackson Bouncing Back by Scott Ostler
    The Hive by Morgan Baden and Barry Lyga Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation by Stuart Gibbs
    Legendborn by Tracy Deonn Clean Getaway by Nic Stone
    Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles Cleo Porter and the body Electric by Jake Burt
    Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall Coop Knows the Scoop by Taryn Souders
    Stamped by Kendi Ibram X & Jason Reynolds Jinxed by Amy McCulloch
    They Went Left by Monica Hesse Me and Banksy by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
    This Is My America by Kim Johnson The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty
    Today Tonight Tomorrow by Kim Johnson The Unsung Hero of Birdsong, USA by Brenda Woods
    War and Speech by Don Zolidis Unteachables by Gordon Korman
    We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez When Stars Are Scattered by Bictoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed
    What I carry by Jennifer Longo Wildfire:  A Novel by Rodman Philbrick
       

     

  • 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