Library/Media Center

The Library (Media Center) at ZSE is an exciting place for children.

In addition to their regularly scheduled classroom time, Media Specialist, Mrs. Jaydee Williams invites students to take advantage of the times listed below to make use of the library.

Homework Help Available in Library: 6:50 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
Library Hours: 6:50 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Students should be aware of the following rules before going to the library:

  • Students must check out books in order to take them from the library.
  • Books checked out are due back in the library within two weeks.
  • Books destroyed or lost must be paid for by the child’s parents/guardians (Florida Statue 233.47).

All other appropriate school rules apply when using the library.

Sunshine State Young Readers Award

The Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) Program is a statewide reading motivational program for students in grades 3 through 8, sponsored by the Florida Department of Education (DOE) and Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME). The purpose of the SSYRA Program is to encourage students to read independently for pleasure and to read books that are on, above, and below their reading level in order to improve their reading fluency. Sunshine State books are selected for their wide appeal, literary value, varied genres, curriculum connections, and/or multicultural representation.

Welcome to the newest reading award program the Sunshine State Young Readers Award Jr.  The mission of the SSYRA Jr. program is to develop student interest in reading for pleasure by exposing them to a wide range of appropriate literature. Sunshine State Jr. books are selected for their wide appeal, literary value, varied genres, curriculum connections, and/or multicultural representation. Students are encouraged to listen to these books read to them, read them in a small group setting, or read independently to develop skills in fluency and comprehension. Students will be eligible to participate in a mini "Battle of the Books" contest at the end of the year.

staff

Mrs. Jaydee Williams
Library Media Specialist

PH: 863-773-5473
EM: jwilliams@hardee.k12.fl.us

Links

Books

Read books online for FREE at https://www.readingiq.com/

Sunshine State Young Readers Awards Jr
https://www.floridamediaed.org/uploads/6/1/4/2/61420659/annotated_book_list___2018-19.pdf

Sunshine State Young Readers Awards 3-5

https://www.floridamediaed.org/uploads/6/1/4/2/61420659/3-5_2018-19_ssyra_annotated_list.pdf

Tumblebooks
http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/auto_login.asp?U=hardeecs&P=books

Dictionaries

Dictionary
http://dictionary.com/

The Internet Picture Dictionary

http://www.pdictionary.com/
Thesaurus

http://thesaurus.com/

Geography

World Atlas
http://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/world.htm

Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia.com
http://www.encyclopedia.com/

The World Almanac for Kids

The World Almanac for Kids
http://www.worldalmanacforkids.com/