St. Paul Lutheran School’s Media Center is utilized by students from 15 months through 8thgrade. It is primarily a resource for independent reading and research. But Media Center services include:
- Story time for Early Childhood Enrichment Center (ECEC)
- Story time for Pre-Kindergarten
- Circulation of books for students in Pre-Kindergarten 4 through 8th grade
- Reading Counts for Kindergarten-8th grade
- Computer Island for student technology access
- Access to the Reading Counts E-catalog
Our media center manager works very diligently to stock our media center with books that interest school aged readers, that match our values, and that reflect trends in state standards. We are blessed that the media center manager can assist students find books that meet their interests and reading levels.
Twice a year, students and parents are invited to promote reading through our Scholastic Book Fairs. This program is managed through the media center and enhances the range of books available for students.
Parents are invited to purchase a book for the Media Center as an honor to a child on his or her birthday. The child gets to read the book first and then it is placed into circulation with an permanent inscription honoring the student. New birthday books are introduced to the students during chapel announcements.
SPLS students are encouraged to read independently to increase both skill and enjoyment. One avenue for increasing independent reading is monitoring student reading and reporting progress. Reading Counts, a service of Scholastic Books, allows to students to read books of their own choosing, taking brief comprehension exams, and earning points.
The books in the SPLS Media Center have been tagged for reading level and point values, making choosing the next great book to read a breeze.
World Book Resource for St. Paul Students
Link to the World Book Online resource for students.
Reading Counts Ecatalog
Link to search Reading Counts ecatalog for quizzes on books for students.
Coming Soon! Overdrive
Through RenWeb students will be able to link to Overdrive and circulate ebooks through Overdrive.com.