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 2018-2019

    Sunshine State Young Readers 2018-2019

    The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton Click'd by Tamara Stone
    Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller A Crack in the Sea by H.M. Bouwman
    Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray Curse of the Boggin by DJ Machale
    Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya
    The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas The Eureka Key by Sarah Thomson
    In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan The Firefly Code by Megan Blakemore
    Invictus by Ryan Graudin First Rule of Punk by Celia Perez
    Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer Forest of Wonders by Linda Sue Park
    A List of Cages by Robin Roe Frog Kisser by Garth Nix
    Love, Hate, and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed Ghost by Jason Reynolds
    My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier The Girl Who Could Not Dream by Sarah Beth Durst
    The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr How Lunch Box Jones Save Me From Robots, Traitors, and Missy
    This is Our Story by Ashley Easton       the Cruel by Jennifer Brown
    Want by Cindy Pon Restart by Gordon Korman
    What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan
      The Van Gogh Deception by Deron Hicks

     

  • 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