The Seminole Springs Elementary Media Center is the "heart" of our school. Students have the opportunity to exchange books before class each morning and throughout the day. We promote reading by hosting book fairs, inviting authors to visit us, utilizing reading motivation activities, and mostly by being enthusiastic about books and demonstrating the joy of reading every day!
We also facilitate a student run Morning Announcement Television Production hosted by our talented 5th grade students. These students script and prepare for the roles of host, director, camera operator and AV tech each morning as they provide this important service to the school community.
The media center is always in need of volunteers to assist with miscellaneous tasks throughout the year so plan on stopping in to lend a hand when you can!
DESTINY <=== Online catalog of books available at our media center.
Welcome to the Library!
We have an open flexible library schedule which encourages students to visit the library as they need new reading material and also provides story time, individualized reader advisory, skills instruction, collaboration with teachers and group projects. The library is open for check out starting at 9:00am
We have a very extensive collection and are frequently adding new books! Our library is organized using the Dewey Decimal System which places nonfiction books of similar subjects together. Our picture books are grouped together by author and so are the chapter books. Students may check out up to 5 books at a time and books should be renewed or returned each week.
Books are labeled with colored dots for quick reference. However, these dots are just a guide and we ask the students to always read the first page and consider if the book is a good fit as well as personally interesting before they check out a book.
The joy of reading is it's own reward - but we offer a few other incentives to keep our Bear Cub's noses in a book!
The library will host a Scholastic Book Fair in the Fall and Spring of the school year. The Book Fair provides a great opportunity for student to add to their personal book shelf as well as funding to purchase additional books and supplies for the media center. Win-Win!
Sunshine State Young Readers!
We are pleased to announce that our third, fourth and fifth graders will be participating in the Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award motivational reading program cosponsored by the Florida Department of Education Instructional Media Office and the Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME). This program which correlates with the Sunshine State Standards in the area of Language Arts, provides encouragement for students to read for pleasure and helps to develop an awareness of current literature for children. Students in third through fifth grade who have read or have heard at least three of the books on the nomination list will be eligible to vote for their favorite book the first week in April. Students will be honored for their outstanding participation in the program and the winning title will be announced at our SSYRA celebration in May. **All of these books will be available at our school library on a limited basis, so students may want to visit the local public library to obtain a copy.
ALL students will have a chromebook and charger checked out to him/her at the start of the school year for educational use. This device will remain at school (unless otherwise arranged) and is the responsibility of the student it is assigned to. If a student has an issue with their chromebook, please bring it to the media center. Many setting problems and wifi issues can be fixed by Mrs. Purdham, however, damage such as cracked screens, missing keys, water damage, etc. must be sent out for repair and a repair fee will be assessed to the student in Destiny.
For more information on chromebook policy, please refer to the LCSB Student Code of Conduct.
Meet Your Library Media Specialist…Trish Purdham
Hello! I am honored to be serving the students and staff at Seminole Springs Elementary as Library Media Specialist since 2006.
I earned my Bachelors Degree from the University of California, Riverside in 1990 and my career in education began in St. Lucie County, Florida at Mariposa Elementary as a second grade teacher in 1992.
In 1996 I completed my Ed. Masters Degree, became certified in Media Education and transferred to the Media Specialist position in the same school. After six good years in the media center, my husband and I made the decision to move to Lake County where I was able to stay home with our three small children for four years.
In 2006, when our youngest child reached school age and enrolled at SSE, I was thrilled to become a part of the Seminole Springs Elementary School Family myself! I hope to have a positive impact on our students as I encourage them to become life long learners and lovers of reading and libraries!
Thank you for your support!