The mission of the John S. Jones Elementary Media Center is to provide a program which functions as the information center of our school, to assist students in becoming effective users of information, to promote a love of reading, and to encourage the development of lifelong learners.
John S. Jones Elementary Media Center is located in the center of the building and is often referred to as the “heart” of the school. It is an integral part of the school curriculum and provides a wide range of resources and information that satisfy the educational needs and interest of the students. The collection contains over 10,000 books including fiction and non-fiction selections. In addition, magazines, videos, and reference materials are available for teacher and students.
The media center operates on a flexible schedule thus providing students with the opportunity to visit the media center on a daily basis. Students use the media center individually, in small groups, and in whole groups for a variety of activities including material selection, check-out, and research. The media center contains nine computer workstations which allow students to access online resources. It is fully automated and networked thus allowing students and teacher access to the online catalog from their classroom. The media center utilizes Renaissance Place software to implement Accelerated
Reader Enterprise which provides
students with access to over
120,000 AR Quizzes.