Welcome to the Learning Commons!

Meet the Media Staff:

Media Specialist: Christa Holland

Media Clerk: Karen Hodge

Computer Lab Associate: Suzanne Aultman


Hours of Operation:

8:15 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.



How many books may I check out at one time?

You are allowed to check out three books at a time; two from the media center and one eBook

How long can I keep the books that I have checked out?

Check out is for two weeks. If you are not finished reading the book, you may renew the book for another 2 weeks.

What happens if I lose my book?

You will be responsible for replacing it and you will not be allowed to check out any books until your charges have been cleared off of your account.

What happens if I lose my library barcode?

If you destroy your barcode or lose your agenda and need a replacement barcode there is a $1.00 replacement charge for the sticker, ink and protective cover.

Can I check out books if I have an overdue book?

If you have an overdue book, you will not be allowed to check out any books until your overdue books are turned in.

How early can I come into the media center?

Students are not allowed to come into the media center before 8:15 a.m. unless they are accompanied by a teacher. After 8:15 a.m. you can work for whatever length of time you need, as long as you have a pass from your teacher in your agenda.

Am I allowed to print in the media center?

Students are allowed to print up to 5 pages (black and white) at no charge for a project or assignment. After 5 pages it is 25¢ per page. *Students may print up to 2 color copies (if the teacher requires it) at no charge. Each additional page is 25¢


Helpful Websites

The DMS digital card catalog helps you search through the all the books in our inventory at DMS Media Center. In addition, Follett Shelf (the blue box) gives you access to eBooks, Audiobooks and Databases

“A Lexile measure is a valuable piece of information about either an individual’s reading ability or the difficulty of a text, like a book or magazine article. The Lexile measure is shown as a number with an “L” after it — 880L is 880 Lexile”.This web-site is very helpful in explaining Lexile information; including, identifying the Lexile number of a book, helping readers find books to read in their Lexile range and explaining Lexile codes.* Be careful; several books can carry the same title but are written by many different authors. If you want to be certain that you get the correct Lexile number for a book, use the “advanced search” and enter both the title and author OR enter the ISBN.

“Meet your next favorite book” at this website.



Author’s Corner

Rick Riordan is widely known for the Percy Jackson series

Suzanne Collins is widely known for the Hunger Games Series

J.K. Rowling is widely known for the Harry Potter Series

Jeff Kinney is widely known for the Wimpy Kid series

Ally Condie widely known for the Matched Trilogy Series