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Welcome to Creekside Elementary's Library Media Center

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Library Policies and Procedures

  • Classes come to the Library Media Center and STEM lab once a week for a "Book Blast" check out which is scheduled for 25 minutes.  The media specialist and classroom teachers will collaborate together to schedule addition time for students to conduct research, work on inquiry based projects and makerspaces and to read for pleasure.
  • Our Library works on a Fixed and FLEX schedule which allows students daily access to our Library Media Center and STEM lab resources.
  • Students in grades 3-5 may check out 2 books at a time.  
  • Students may recheck books for one extra week, if needed. Additional rechecks are up to the discretion of the media specialist.
  • It is the responsibility of the student to tell the media specialist when a book is lost or damaged. 
  • Student must pay for lost books.  

Accelerated Reader

  • Accelerated Reader is a reading incentive program in which students read books and then take comprehension tests written for the books.  Not every book has a test available.
  • Please remember that the reading levels listed are just a guide. Every student is individual, and each will test differently. While the word "Diplodocus" is a long word that would raise the reading level of a book, for a five-year-old dinosaur lover, it is not difficult at all!
  • We subscribe to the web-based version of Accelerated Reader, which gives students access to every available quiz.  To find out if a book has a quiz available, go to AR Bookfinder to look them up.  While the program is web-based, students may only take quizzes during school hours from school computers.

Book Fairs

  • The Creekside Library generally hosts two Crane Book Fairs each year. 
  • Proceeds from the book fair will go to purchase new books and materials for the Library Media Center and STEM lab.


Reading is the single best way to improve your child’s performance at school. Please encourage your child to read! 

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