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  My kids will have computers, of course they will have books first. 

                                                                               — Bill Gates, N.Y. Times, 4/10/96 



Mission Statement

The mission of the Sharon Elementary Media Center is to provide a comprehensive program that incorporates the curriculum, a well-developed collection, and current technology while maintaining a focus on literacy. This program strives to enable students to be effective users of information and ideas while developing a love of diverse reading and lifelong learning.


Book Returns and Renewals

All student library books must be brought to the Media Center at the end of each 6-day rotation, whether for return or renewal. Returns must be back to the Media Center by the date stamped on the date-due slip. Renewals are to be brought in with students during Media time or Independent Checkout.

Lost or Damaged Books
Periodically, notices will be sent home in Friday Folders for overdue or damaged books.  Should a student’s book be lost, an “Intent to Pay” letter will be sent home.  It needs to be signed and returned to allow the student to continue checking out.  Payment will be collected at the end of the school year. Your assistance in the development of responsible students helps to support our Sharon School Guidelines.


Independent Checkout

Independent checkout is available during school hours.  At the beginning of the year, 2nd - 5th grade students will learn indepentent checkout procedures.  Encourage your students to take advantage of this time! Keep in mind that this additional opportunity for checkout is invaluable in helping students stay on top of their personal Accelerated Reader goals. Together, let's help our students maintain their enthusiasm for reading- both pleasure and informational!

Celebration Books

The purpose of this PTA-run committee is to provide the Media Center with library-bound, high-interest books while offering a wonderful way to celebrate a special person or occasion. Through your purchase and donation of a Celebration Book, you might honor a birthday, good grades, a fantastic teacher, an extraordinary tutor . . .  The self-serve Celebration Book Cart is located just inside the Media Center door and is available throughout the day.

Media Volunteers (Merry Media Mavens)

"Many hands make light work." The Merry Media Mavens know that truer words were never spoken! The efforts of these fine folks are what keep Sharon's Media Center the tidy place that it is. In order to maintain the status quo, they offer their time to shelve books, straighten up, create displays, process new materials, etc. If you are interested in joining the fun, please contact Camilla Mazzotta.