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400 Sixth Street
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
(386) 424-2600
    Media Center

    ​​​​​​​​​​Media Center

    Mrs. Samantha Anderson is our Media Specialist. 

    Mrs. Jennifer Griffin is our Media Clerk .

    Media Hours during school days 7:45 a.m.-2:05 p.m.

    Checkout Policy - Students in kindergarten and first grades may check out one book if they do not already have any overdue or damaged books.

    Students in grades 2-5 may check out two books if they do not already have overdue or damaged books. Books may be checkout out for a period of one week and may be renewed once.

    Students must pay for any lost or damaged books before they can check out another book. Students or parents may pay for lost or damaged items in the media center during regular school hours.

     Parents may also check out books from the media center. Up to five books may be checked out for a period of  one week. 

     Please do everything you can to help your children take good care of the books they check out and to return them on time.  Parents are responsible for lost or damaged books their children check out from the media center.

    Goals and Activities 

    The goal of the Read-Pattillo media staff is to assist and encourage every student to develop a life long love of reading. Research shows that reading just 30 minutes per day outside of school increases student success throughout life. Please take time to read with your child each and every night.

    Your child will come to the media center at least once a week during the school year to check out books, participate in story time, and to learn information skills. The students at Read-Pattillo​ love to visit the Media Center. We have an electronic card catalog, which makes finding books easy and fun. Our large computer lab offers students the opportunity to learn skills and perform child safe internet research. 

    In addition to the media classes, students will be encouraged to  participate in many reading activities.  Look for information about other media events in fliers and newsletters that your child brings home throughout the school year.

    We look forward to a great year with your child. ​

    Reading Counts

    During the school year, students will have the opportunity to participate in the  Reading Counts  program.  Students in second through fifth grades will receive instructions for this program as one of their first media lessons. Students may use this program to set reading goals, select books, take tests and track their progress in reading. Students will be rewarded throughout the school year as they reach their personal goals.

    Students who choose to participate in this voluntary reading program simply read a book and take a test on it. When a student passes a test, he or she will receive points which will accumulate throughout the school year.  There are now over 40,000 Reading Counts tests available. We have over 1500 Reading Counts books in our media center. To see what books are reading counts and how many points they are each worth please click here...​

    Media Center Activities

    ​Celebrate Literacy Week - "One Book" Kickoff! 

    ​Our school kicked off Celebrate Literacy Week with our "One Book" program! Each class will be reading Katherine Applegate's Crenshaw and we had guest readers in to read the beginning portion to each classroom. Students will continue to ​read-aloud in their classroom over the next month!

    ​Read Across America Day in honor of Dr. Seuss’ Birthday​​​​

    During the week of March 2nd, we celebrated Read Across America Day in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday!  Students in the first grade as well as all faculty and staff members received special Cat in the Hat hats from the McKain family to wear proudly during our day of celebration!  Students in grades K-3 took part in a special read aloud in the Media Center with guest readers from the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse! ​


    Celebrate Literacy Week with “One Book, One School” & Storybook Parade

    ​​During the last week of January, we promoted “Celebrate Literacy” along with schools from around the state. Throughout the week, the school celebrated accomplishments in reading and encouraged students to become lifelong readers. Monday was the kick off of “One Book, One School” with special guest readers. Each class received two new books: “The One and Only Ivan & Ivan” and “The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla” both by Katherine Applegate.





     Tuesday and Wednesday provided students with information about the local library. The K-2 students even had a walking field trip to the New Smyrna Public Library. Thursday students designed a bookmark to illustrate the creative ideas in literacy. Friday was the culminating event​ with all students and staff participating in a Storybook Parade. Read-Pattillo's Storybook Pa​rade