Media Center

Welcome to the

 South Douglas Elementary School

   Media Center

Home of the Reading Bear Cubs!

Hours of Operations:

Students   8:00 am—2:30 pm

 Our Media Center

The Media Center is located across the hall from the main office.  There are over 20,000 items including fiction and non-fiction books, reference materials, videos, and audio visual equipment that are stored in our center.  The Media Center is staffed with a full-time media specialist and clerk ready to help you with your media needs.

Library Badge

Each student will receive a badge at the beginning of the year to be able to check out books. The badge includes a photo ID card, plastic cover, and lanyard.  The badge is school property and will be collected at the end of the year.  Students will not be allowed to check out books without having their badge on.  Replacement cost for a lost or damaged badge is $5.00. 

Checking Out Materials

All books may be checked out for a two week period.  Students will not be allowed to check out books if they have any overdue or damaged book or badge.

Check out limit:

Kindergarten  — 1 book

1st –5th Grade — 2 books

Parents— 5 books

Lost, Damaged, & Student Fees

Students are expected to pay for any book lost or damaged.  Non-payment of student fees will result in withholding of final report card.  Fees not paid for will be carried over to the next school year. Charges not paid for in elementary will carry over to the middle and high school levels. If an item is found and returned to the library within the school year, a refund of the paid replacement cost may be requested. These requests are processed in June.


Items can be renewed twice if no one else is waiting on them.  You must renew in person with the book. Students must have their library badge when renewing any items.

Reserving Materials

If an item you need is checked out, it can be placed on hold at the circulation desk.  You will be notified when the item is available. 

Classroom Volunteers

We look forward to your visit with us.  There are a few items we would like for you to help us with during your visit. Please…

  • Schedule a time to be trained on the equipment in the back room.

  • Clean up your work area before returning to the classrooms.

  • A volunteer box of supplies is available in the backroom and clearly labeled.

  • Please do not remove supplies from our circulation desk.

  • Children are not allowed in the back rooms.  

  • Little ones should be supervised during your visit and they should refrain from playing with instructional items at the reading circle and table areas.

  • Check with our Media Specialist before using the Media Center for meetings or small group activities.

  • Remember this is a quiet area for students to learn.

  • Let us know how we can help you.  

We look forward to seeing you and your child in the Media Center!!!

Mrs. Ana Leibbrand, Media Specialist

Mrs. Wendy Peacock, Media Clerk