About our Media Center
Students are encouraged to use the Media Center. Preferred hours are 30 minutes before the start of school, during a ten-minute break, and after school for research, reading, computer use, book checkout, etc. Destiny is used to provide a Library Search of materials available to the students. The circulation of materials depends on grade level and is found on the Policies and Procedures page.
Visit the Media Center
At the center of our Media Center is the Media Specialist. A trained information expert that will put you in touch with “just right books”. Currently the Media Center holds a little over 12,000 books, videos and audios. These are on hand for teacher, parent and student resources. We have many different genres, so finding something of interest is not an issue. The books will continue to be clearly labeled with reading levels by the AR book guide and a dot system to assess content will still be in place. Additionally, the Media Center also houses a new Maker Space complete with 3D printers and an engraving machine. Once trained on the use of these machines, students will be able to use the Maker Space to produce projects. An inaugural Maker Club will begin the end of August 2021 for 3rd -5th graders after school one evening a week. We continue with a close partnership with the W.T. Bland Public Library in Mount Dora. Any student of MDCA may have their own library card. An application is available in the Media Center or at the library if interested.
“Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.”
Neil Gaiman, Author
The Media Center is open from 7:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
If you are returning to MDCA next year, there is a summer reading assignment for your English class. The instructions can be found at the links below and on the homepage of the Bulldog News course in Canvas.
Assignments will be graded and counted in the 1st quarter grade book. Each grade level may have it as a different grade (test, homework, quiz, etc.)