The Washington Media Center wants children to reach their academic potential. The Media Center is committed to providing quality learning opportunities. The Media Center often gives book talks and read-alouds that meet the learning objectives taught within the classroom. The Media Center is not just about books, though. Classroom research projects occur in the library. Digital Citizenship lessons are taught to each grade level. Through robotics technology, we have students build, program, and code to solve problems. Other technology, such as Virtual Reality and Global Skypes, gives students numerous ways to experience, learn, and grasp concepts taught. The library always has something happening!
The Washington Media Center is continually adding to the library collection. The collection includes non-fiction, fiction, picture books, magazines, graphic novels, and biographies. We also have a growing section of bilingual books. Kindergarten and first grade students may check out one item. Second through fifth grade students may check out two items.
Students in third through fifth grade will have an assigned computer device, charger, and protective case checked out to them through the Media Center. These devices are for educational purposes only. USD 475 retains full ownership of these devices. Periodic checks on the status of the device will occur throughout the year. At the end of each school year, the device is turned in to the Media Center.