Molly Barker, Media Specialist
The mission of the River Ridge Elementary School Library Media Center is to prepare students for life-long learning, informed decision-making, a love of reading, and the use of information technologies.
The library media center is open Monday through Friday, from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm, during the regular school year.
The library media center maintains an open access policy. Students may come to the library media center at any time -- individually, in small groups, or with their entire class -- to check out and return materials, to read for pleasure or information, to hear stories, or research topics for reports, using a variety of resources. Additionally, students in kindergarten through fourth grade, visit the library for a fixed class time each week.
Library books are checked out for a period of 1 week, after which they become overdue. All students in K5 through 4th grades can check out a maximum of 4 books. K4 students can check out a maximum of 1 book.
Students who have overdue library books must return them before checking out more. Overdue notices will be printed and delivered to teachers on a regular basis. We do not charge fines for books that are overdue, however payment for lost books is expected. Refunds will be given for any books found and returned during the school year.
The library media program works to provide visits from children's authors. In addition, the library media center hosts two book fairs, and a variety of other special events and programming throughout the year.
The South Carolina Picture Book Award (K5-2nd grade) and the South Carolina Children's Book Award (3rd-4th grade) are sponsored by the South Carolina Association of School Librarians (SCASL). Students who read 5 or more of this year's nominees are eligible to vote for the title they liked best at the end of January. For more information and a podcast for each of this year’s titles, click on the book award links appearing to the left of this page.
The library media center is always looking for volunteers to help shelve books, prepare new materials, and other tasks. If you are interested in helping, please contact Mrs. Barker at (864) 949-7620 or firstname.lastname@example.org.