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Mrs. Mary Kate Witry
Welcome to the Robert A. Black Magnet Media Center

This is an exciting year in our Media Centers. In September, we celebrated to opening of our new Media Center in the Lower Level at the Branch. In November, we are introducing our Young Adult section in the Main Library. Books in this area are available for check out to students in grades 7 and 8 only.

Our school has been the recipient of a First Books grant! This means that new, free books will be distributed to students during the course of the school year. These books are completely free and the students may keep them for their home library.

Students come to the Media Center for classes once or twice per week. Students in grades 1-8 earn a report card grade for Library Science. Written assignments are completed in class and for homework. Please note that late assignments will no longer be accepted in library class.
Grades 4 - 8/ Quarter Overview: During Quarter 3, we will be studying genres with a special focus on non-fiction and poetry. Students will be writing original poetry in preparation for our school Poetry Jam on Friday, February 28.

The Quarter 3 Library exam is linked at the bottom of the page. Due to our testing schedule, the exam will be assigned and due on a variety of dates.

Please note that late papers will not be accepted.

Classes with upcoming deadlines will be posted here:
Grade 4 Esparza- Biopoem only due Wednesday, March 5 at 8:00 a.m. to Mrs. Esparza.
Grade 5 Sullivan - Due Tuesday, March 4 at 11:45 a.m. at start of Library.
Grade 5 Hopkins - Due Tuesday, March 11 at 11:45 a.m. at start of Library.
Grade 6 - Tuesday Period 6 class - Due Tuesday, March 4 at 8:00 a.m. in homeroom.
Grade 7 - Tuesday, Period 2 class - Due Tuesday, March 11 at 8:00 a.m. in homeroom.
Grade 8 Wednesday - Period 3 library - Due Wednesday March 5 at 8:00 a.m. in Ms. Roland's room.
Grade 8 Tuesday- Period 3 - Due Tuesday, March 11 at 8:00 a.m. in Homeroom.

All other classes should watch here for deadlines as they are determined in class.

Supply reminder: Grades Kdg. - 3   All students should come to the library with two good pencils and a box of crayons.
Grades 4 - 8  All students should have a pencil, pen, notebook paper and crayons/colored pencils or markers each week in Library class.
Book Check Out
Students in grades 2 - 8 check out books weekly for a period of one week.

Fines and Overdues
There are no fines for overdue books in our Media Center, however students are billed for lost or damaged materials.