Media Center

  • The mission of the Library Media Program at Midtown Academy is to provide students with the skills and resources to become independent critical readers, thinkers, and informational explorers for the 21st Century. We will accomplish this by providing a collection of resources and information that will satisfy the educational needs and interests of students and staff in a flexible setting where students may develop the skills they need to analyze, evaluate, interpret, and communicate information and ideas. 



    Materials Available for Checkout:

    • Students can check out 2 books at a time.
    • To access our online library catalog, please visit our Destiny page and login with your PCSB credentials. You can also access it on Clever.


    Library Hours:

    • 8:30 - 8:45 Before School
    • 9:00 - 3:00 Library Open (Closed 11 - 12 for Lunch)


    Checkout Period:

    • Books can be checked out for up to 2 weeks with an additional 2-week renewal.
    • Books in high demand will be renewed at the discretion of the Media Specialist.
    Library Schedule:

    The library schedule is a flexible one. Teachers will be provided with a sign-up schedule each year that assigns a biweekly 30-minute block that includes a media lesson and class book check-outs. Media lessons are planned to align with grade level standards along with AASL, ISTE, NETS and Florida B.E.S.T guidelines and standards. Teachers can also reserve additional time blocks for book checkouts, information literacy lessons, or research by speaking with the Media Specialist.


    Small Groups of Students to the Media Center:

    Students may also visit the media center in small groups with their teacher's permission. 

    • K-2 (groups of 3)
    • 3-5 (groups of up to 5)


    Media Center Rules and Expectations: 

    • Use a quiet voice - level 0 or 1 whisper voices
    • Walking Only
    • Keep your hands and body parts to yourself
    • Treat books with respect
    • Always use a “Shelf Marker” to replace the book on the shelf exactly where you found it …. if you choose not to check it out.
    • Treat all books with care
    • Return the library books on time


    Overdue, Lost and Damaged Library Materials:

    • There is no daily charge for overdue books; however, student check-out privileges will be suspended whenever a student has overdue, lost or damaged materials.
    • Students can again check out once the matter is resolved as follows.
    • Overdue: The book or magazine must be returned to the library or brought in and renewed for another one or two weeks.
    • Lost: Parents are responsible for paying the replacement cost for any lost items. Payment must be arranged directly with the Media Specialist.  If repayment causes financial difficulties, please communicate with the Media Specialist via note, email, or phone to have the fee adjusted or waived.


    Contact Information:

    Meredith Myers, M.L.I.S.
    Library Media/Technology Specialist





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