Media Center Policies

Welcome to the IES Media Center

We strive to support and empower students to become lifelong learners and readers.




Checkout Procedures

Students in K-1 will be allowed one book per check out.

Students in grades 2 – 5 may borrow up to 2 books check out.  

All students must return their media contract before they can check out books to go home. Students will not be able to checkout any books if they have any lost or overdue books.

Lost/Damaged Books

During the school year, the students learn about the how to take care of their books.  Should a book be accidentally damaged, please do not try to repair it yourself. Return it to the media center staff and tell us what happened. We will try to repair the damage using professional book repair materials and techniques. If the damage cannot be repaired you will be responsible for the cost of replacing the damaged book. Should a book become lost while in your child’s possession, he/she will be held responsible for paying for the book or supplying an exact copy back to the media center (ex. replace a paperback with a paperback or a hardback with a hardback).   



For K-2, it is suggested to read the SSYRA, Jr books.

For 3-5, it is suggested to read the 3-5 SSYRA books.

Students who read at least 3 of the 2019-2020 SSYRA books, they are eligible to vote for their favorite this spring.  Also, all students who take an AR quiz on any of these books and have a passing score can receive a small prize from the library. Students would need to inform Mrs. Hohman during their library time in order to receive the prize. 


Need some book suggestions beyond SSYRA, try:

Florida Literacy Association Book Awards:


Caldecott Award Winners:


Newbery Medal Winners:

Common Sense Media Reviews:

Accelerated Reader – Optional program for students

All students in K-5 have the ability to use this program during the school day from the convenience of the student Launchpad. Students would log into

Username: Student number

Password: Birthdate YYYYMMDD

Students would then click on Library Research Tools and then Click on Renaissance.

How to check the reading level of a book

Families are able check your child’s AR progress by visiting:
Username: student number (4804....)
Password: child's first name


Student Research

FINDS: Research Model:

Learn more about Copyright:



Homework Help:

Orlando Public Library:

Florida Electronic Library:


Parent Tips

Florida Department of Education- Just Read, Families:


*Don’t forget, you can check the Canvas Media Center page too for information.  Students can log into their Launchpad, click on Canvas, Choose Independence Elementary course