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Regular Hours: 7:45AM - 3:15PM
Griffin Grind: 7:45 - 8:05AM

Stephanie Nichols - Media Specialist -  Email Mrs. Nichols
Maxi Farnsworth - Media Center Clerk -
Email Mrs. Farnsworth

Phone 864-355-4593/Fax 864-355-9392

Welcome to the Sterling School Media Center.  Everyone is welcome here - students, teachers, parents and guests. The mission of the Sterling School Media Center is to ensure that students and teachers can locate, evaluate and use information effectively, to foster a love of reading, and to create lifelong learners who are able to use their information skills to pursue their personal and academic interests. We follow the Standards for the 21st Century Learner for student learning. Please come visit us and see what we have to offer. 

What's New in the Media Center?

Teen Tech Week - March 7-11, 2011

Volunteering in the Media Center

Parents, we would LOVE for you to volunteer in the media center. Throughout the day, we often need people to help shelve and/or process books (especially from 11-1). If you know your ABC's and your numbers, we can teach you everything else! Email Stephanie Nichols or Maxine Farnsworth or call us at 355-4593 or just come by at your convenience. We will need extra help during book fairs.

The Griffin Grind

The Griffin Grind is a café for middle school students to come patronize in the mornings while they read, work online or browse in the library.

What is Web 2.0?

Web 2.0 is associated with web applications that facilitate interactive information sharing, user-centered, and collaboration on the World Wide Web. Interested in learning how this can benefit the classroom, click here to view The Amazing Web 2.0 Project Book!

Media Center Policies

  • Access
  • Circulation
  • Conduct in the Media Center
  • Computers

•The media center is open daily from 7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Students who need additional time in the library can make specific arrangements with the media specialist to come earlier or stay later.
•Students who would like to use the media center between 7:45 and 8:15 may get permission from the cafeteria or middle school hall staff upon arrival. They must go to the cafeteria or gym to check in first.
•Students who would like to use the media center after school is dismissed need to bring a note from a parent stating when they will be picked up.
•Teachers may send up to 5 students at a time with passes. Larger groups are always welcome with prior notice.
•Students are to show the media specialist or media assistant their pass and sign in at the desk upon entering the library.
•Teachers are encouraged to sign up for research or instructional time with the media specialist.

•Kindergarten, first and second grade students may check out up to 3 books (exceptions will be made with parental permission).  Students in grades three through eight may check out up to five books at a time.
•Books are due back in two weeks for kindergarten, first and second grade students. Students in grades three through eight may check out books for three weeks at a time since they tend to read longer books. The same books may be renewed once to give student ample time to complete them. However, books that have been renewed once should be returned promptly by the end of that time so that other students may enjoy those books. Students are encouraged to return books as soon as they are done with them so that other students may use them. We ask students to try to return all materials within 2 to 3 weeks.
•Book award nominees need to be returned within three weeks so that other students have a chance to read them.
•A book may be recalled after two-three weeks if another student has placed it on reserve.
•Reference books circulate overnight. They may be checked out after 2:45 p.m. and must be returned by 8:00 the next morning.  
•Reminders will be sent throughout the year to let students know what materials they have checked out.
•There are no late fees.
•Lost books will be charged the cost of a replacement book. If a title is unavailable, the cost of a comparable book will be assessed.

Students are expected to be respectful of people and things.


Computers are to be used for educational purposes only. All use must be in accordance with the district's Acceptable Use Policy. Internet access is implied; if you do not want your child to have access to the Internet you must contact the school.













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