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Media Center


Picture of the SFCMS Media Center, taken April 8, 2019Media Coordinator: Ms. Mary Pollard Potter

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday through Friday, 7:25 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.
  • Students are welcome to visit the Media Center with their class or individually during the school day with a pass from their teacher.

24-Hours a Day/7-Days a Week/365-Days a Year Access:

  • Access Destiny, our Online Public Access Catalog, to search the catalog, read our eBooks, and access student account information via Destiny. Students are encouraged to keep track of due dates and renew their library books per library policies from home using their student accounts.
  • is a free, trustworthy, and reliable source for information provided by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. It consists of group of subscription online databases for student research and includes full-text journal articles, newspaper articles, eBooks, and other reference materials. Please see Ms. Potter in the Media Center to obtain the password.

Regular ELA Class Visits:

Open Media Center After School:

  • Wednesdays, 2:40 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • Open Media Center is a safe space for students to read, work on homework and group projects, explore our MarkerSpace, or use the technology and other resources the Media Center provides after school.
  • Please arrive on time to Open Media Center and have transportation home pre-arranged.
  • Students who stay with Ms. Potter after school on Wednesdays will be escorted to the café parking lot at 3:45 p.m. For safety reasons, walkers and bike riders must have a letter on file with the school office indicating that the student has permission to leave campus one hour later than their usual departure time.
  • Students whose rides are late more than twice will not be allowed to participate in Open Media Center.

Basic Rules and Expectations for the Media Center:

  • Please be respectful of others in the library by remaining quiet and calm.
  • Sixth graders may check out two books at a time. Seventh and eighth graders may check out three books at a time.
  • Books are checked out for one month and can be renewed once.
  • A fee of $0.05 per book per school day is charged for any overdue books.
  • Students with an overdue book or late fees must return or renew their books and pay any fees before checking out other materials.
  • All overdue fines and lost book fees must be paid by the end of the school year.

2020-2021 Media Center dates:

  • August 17, 2020: First Day of School; Media Center Reopens to Students for Checkout
  • September 15, 2020: Battle of the Books Interest Meeting in the Media Center, 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
  • December 5, 2020: Barnes & Noble Book Fair at the 121 Glensford Drive, Fayetteville, NC location
  • January 25 through 29, 2021: Scholastic Book Fair held in the Media Center
  • May 7, 2021: All Library Books Due to the Media Center for End-of-Year Closeout

Media Center News:

  • COVID-19 Update: Students who are in possession of SFCMS library books or student Chromebooks are asked to keep them over the summer. Arrangements will be made to collect these items at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year. All late fees are waived until further notice.
  • Makerspace: Did you know that SFCMS has a MakerSpace? Students are encouraged to explore and create during Wednesdays’ Open Media Center afternoons. The space currently includes Spheros and iPads, 3 droids, littleBits and Snap Circuits circuitry, Bloxels, StikBots, a green screen, origami, duct tape supplies, and more! Make and create in the SFCMS Maker Space!

Battle of the Books at SFCMS:

Published by Mary Potter on May 29, 2020