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Escambia County Middle School Media Center


           December "Book-It" Reading Logs have been

                 passed out to all 5th and 6th graders.


"Book-It" Reading Logs are due back December 16, 2016

Each 5th / 6th grade student that completes and returns their "Book-It" reading log will receive a coupon for a free personal pan pizza from Pizza Hit.


The following students received a ticket for a free personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut for returning their December "Book It" Reading Logs


Aubrianna Williams






Escambia County Middle School




Check-out Times

1.  Students will be allowed to come to the Media Center to check out a book at any time as long as they have a pass from their classroom teacher.

2.   Students will also be able to check out books during recess and before school.

3.  Generally, the library will remain open to teachers until 3:20 p.m.


Check-out Period

1.    Books may be checked out for one week at a time. Students are encouraged to renew their books if they do not finish reading it within that week.

2.   As soon as a student returns a book, they are free to check out

      another book.

3.   Staff members have no limitations placed on the number of books

      they may check out or the length of time the books may be

      checked out. All staff books must be returned by the end of the

      school year.

4.   Reference books may be checked out to a teacher for use in the



Overdue, Damaged, or Lost Materials

1. Escambia County Middle School does not charge fines for overdue materials.

2. If students have overdue books, they are not allowed to check out additional items.

3. When a book is lost or damaged beyond repair, payment is to be made in the library, by cash or money order (no checks). A receipt will be provided. The money will be used to replace the lost or damaged book.

4. At the end of the school year a deficiency for overdue books will be issued and the return of or payment for the missing materials is expected before the last day of school.





Library Committee Members

 Sara Chavers, Library Media Specialist


Scott Benton, Library Media Instructional Aide


 Tiffany Hobbs, 6th Grade ELA Teacher


 J. Osbourne, 5th / 6th Grade Counselor


 Nicarla Andry, Read 180 Teacher


 Kim Downey, 8th Grade ELA Teacher



      ECMS Library Media Center Rules and Policies

Individual Student Use 

The Library Media Center (LMC) is open for student use during school hours: 7:30 -3:00.


About the Alabama Virtual Library

The Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers, and citizens of the State of Alabama with online access to essential library and information resources. It is primarily a group of online databases that have magazine, journal, and newspaper articles for research. Through the AVL, an equitable core of information sources are available to every student and citizen in Alabama, raising the level of excellence in schools and communities across the state.



Computer and Internet Use

  • The LMC has computers and a networked printer available for student use.  Students may use these computers for research, word processing, desktop publishing, and multimedia productions.
  • Access to the computers and internet services are given to students who agree to act in a considerate and responsible manner.


Behavior While in Library

  • Absolutely no food or drinks are allowed in the LMC, which includes gum, candy, sunflower seeds, water, and sodas.
  • Students should enter the LMC quietly and read, study, and work quietly while in the LMC.


  • Remember the LMC staff is here to help you in the LMC, do not hesitate to ask!

Escambia County  Middle School uses the STAR Reading Test and Accelerated Reader Program to aid in recognizing student reading levels and matching instruction to individual student needs.


The STAR Reading Test is a computer-adaptive reading test and database.  It gives the reading levels of students K-12.  Students will use the results in selecting reading materials suitable for their level.  Teachers are given test results to aid in the instruction of their students.

  • All students will take the STAR test three times during the school year:  The beginning or the year, the end of the first semester, and at the end of the school year.
  • Teachers and parents are given the results of the tests.
  • Students are given their reading levels using colored dots, each color representing a grade level.