Welcome to the Library Media Center
It's an environment where we teach the skills necessary for the effective use of ideas and information, provide a rich variety of materials including technology to support the curriculum, and promote a love of reading.
Book collection overview:
The Library Media Center opened in January 2004 with approximately 5,000 materials, which include fiction, nonfiction, and reference works. Additionally, DVD, books on tape and video materials are available for curricular support by teachers. Currently we have over 10,000 materials in the library. When you log into the Destiny Catalog using your LVUSD Google credentials, you can view your record (check your due dates, renew your books, see your holds, or check your fines) or make lists of books you want to read. Library map.
The Library Media Center is the focus of the 1:1 Forward Learning student laptop program. Laptops are checked out and serviced through the Library Media Center.
Alice C. Stelle Middle School
Library Mission Statement
The mission of the Alice C. Stelle Library Media Center is to assist all students in becoming information literate, and in developing a love of reading for pleasure. Students will be taught and encouraged to develop strategies for becoming active and creative locators, evaluators, and users of information. The library media program exists to:
- help students foster a love of reading and appreciate the value of literature;
- help students develop skills needed to access information in a variety of print and non-print formats;
- provide resources and learning activities which support the curriculum;
- help special needs learners foster a love of reading and appreciate the value of literature by providing a large selection of lower reading level materials, engaging them in book talks, and offering technological assistance in the form of audio books;
- develop and maintain a diverse collection of fiction, non-fiction, and reference materials in various media;
- provide and maintain computer hardware and software;
- encourage and assist students, staff, and community members to become lifelong learners.
- provide STEM activities to encourage cooperative learning in the MakerSpace area;
- provide technology and service to support the 1:1 laptop program.
The library media center will work collaboratively with site and district leadership, other school sites, and the community to achieve and maintain this mission statement. LVUSD has developed a partnership with the City of Calabasas LIbrary to provide digital resources which support our curriculum and our students.
The Library Media Center is a place for quiet study or reading, doing research or checking out books. It is expected that you will respect the rights of other students in the Library Media Center. Uncooperative students will lose their library privileges.
- Students are expected to be courteous and respectful at all times.
- Backpacks may be placed on your chair, under the table or on the floor against a table leg with shoulder straps faced in.
- Please push in your chair before you leave.
- NO food or drink, including water, is permitted.
Accelerated Reader™ program
- To take an AR™ quiz, a student must bring a signed permission slip to the library before school, during lunch, after school, or from a class with the teacher's permission. IDs are not required, but are highly recommended as we will not look up your credentials if you don't have your ID.
- An online listing of the quizzes is available at arbookfind.com.
- Log on from home to see a stiudent's AR record using his/her LVUSD Gmail username and password - go to the Library RenLearn -AR tab to find the link to Renaissance Home Connect.
LVUSD LIBRARY BOOK CIRCULATION POLICY:The loan period for a library book is 21 school days. If the book is not returned or renewed by the due date, the book will be considered overdue. The fine for overdue books is $0.10 per school day up to a maximum of $10.00. Students with fines over $1.00 or overdue materials may not check out additional books until their record is cleared All materials checked out under a student's name are his or her responsibility.
Borrowing library materials:
- The current A.C. Stelle ID Card is required to check out materials. An ID is not needed to return or renew a book or to pay a fine.
- Students may check out three books at a time for a period of three weeks (21 days).
- Books may be renewed only once - renewals can be done online by logging into Follett Destiny using the LVUSD Google credentials.
- Students may request that a hold be placed on a checked-out title. Visit the circulation desk and place your request. You will be notified through your Language Arts class and the material will be held for one week at the circulation desk.
- Overdue book fines are 10¢ per school day per material. Students with overdue fines of $1.00 or more will not be allowed to check out new books until the fines are paid. Maximum fines per item are $10.00.
- Overdue notices are emailed home weekly.
- Students may keep track of their library records by logging into the Follett Destiny circulation software using their LVUSD Google credentials.
Borrowing class novels:
- English Language Arts teachers may require students to read novels during the year. These books are checked out through the library.
- The books are due back when the teacher is finished with the unit.
- Acer laptops are checked out through the library after receipt of a signed Student Device Use Agreement.
- Student is responsible for reporting problems with laptops to the library.
- Replacement machines will be available when laptop needs service.
- Student is responsible for damage to laptop in accordance with the Student Device Use Agreement
- Each of the Library Media Center student workstations have access to the catalog to use in locating fiction, nonfiction, and reference materials in the collection.
- Students may search by Title, Subject or Author for information.
- The Destiny catalog software is available online. Students can log in using their student LVUSD Google credentials to see their records, renew books, make reading lists, etc.
Using the computers:
- Computers are for schoolwork only - no gaming. No gaming on Acers, either.
- The LMC has a copy machine available for student use. Directions for usage are located on the machine.
- Printing is available, wasteful printing is not acceptable.
- Copy and paste what you need to print. If you don't know how, please ask.
- Students are responsible for citing their information sources according to MLA format.
Recycle your unwanted books, CDs, and DVDS to benefit the Library Media Center.