Welcome to the Media Center!
At the heart of Brookwood Middle School, right in the very center, lies the Media Center, a place where students can go to check out books, read magazines, conduct research, and access technology resources. A place where teachers can go for instructional support, collaboration, and materials to supplement their curriculum.
It's a very BUSY place. One that promotes reading for information and for pleasure, finding the very information students need, and acquiring necessary information literacy skills that all students should possess.
Our commitment is to provide services and resources to the students, teachers, and administration at Brookwood Middle. Resources include over 10,500 books, 15 student and professional periodicals, and one newspaper, not to mention the numerous online resources and periodicals available for use.
Mrs. Sherrie Cox,
Library Media Specialist
205-342-2748, Option #4
The Library Media Center supports the Alabama State Course of Study, the basis of our school curriculum program and its publication "Alabama Library Media Handbook for the 21st Century Learner" as well as "Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs," published by the American Association of School Librarians and the American Library Association. In addition, the Library Media Center endorses the literacy principles of the 2008 Standards of the 21st Century Learner of the American Association of School Librarians.
The Library Media Center provides open access for all students. The Library Media Center uses Destiny a Follett software product as its automated management system.
Destiny provides TitlePeek®, which gives students a chance to preview books on-line; and One Search®, which lets students get information from the school library and the Internet as a whole with a single search, and WebPath Express®, which limits student searches to approved, grade-appropriate web sites. Destiny access is available to teachers and students at school and at home via Internet access.
Brookwood Middle School Library Policies
The Brookwood Middle School Library Media Center is open daily from 8:15 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Students may come to the library any period of the day with a corridor pass, except during the librarians lunch period. Students may check out two books at a time. Books are due two weeks from the day they are checked out, and overdue books accrue fines at a rate of ten cents per day. If lost, the cost is $25.00 to replace a hardback book and $10.00 to replace a paperback.
Need to do some research or find a resource? Here are two helpful links that will provide you with access to various types of online resources! Enjoy!
Click the following link for some great resources! There's something for everyone!
Each year, the library has at least one book fair, offering students, teachers, and parents an opportunity to purchase books.
The library sells a number of school supplies including pens, pencils, highlighters, and spiral notebooks.