The Ridgewood Media Center provides access to a wide variety of books, both print and electronic, to support students with research, learning and recreational reading. Our Media Center staff is also responsible for the distribution and collection of student devices.
Ridgewood Elementary School Library Media Center Mission Statement
Ridgewood Elementary School Library Media Center Vision
The mission of the Ridgewood Elementary School Media Center is to:
provide a program that supports the North Carolina State Standards for Grades K-5.
Support classroom instruction through collaboration.
Foster digital competency.
Develop a diverse collection representative of all students.
The vision of the Ridgewood Elementary School Media Center is to create a literacy rich environment conducive to learning for all students by providing equitable access to information that supports the North Carolina State Standards.
Thanks to the leadership of our superintendent, Dr. Lenker, our schools have received $1.9 million dollars to purchase library books in an initiative called The Big Library Project. Here are the proposed purchase lists for these books. These books have been carefully chosen and will be reviewed by our school Media & Technology Advisory Committee as well as by the PCS Board of Education before purchasing. If you would like to offer feedback on this list, please click here to complete a feedback form. Click here for the proposed book list.
All students may visit the library everyday between the hours of 7:30am and 2:00pm.
Students in grade K-1 may check out one book a day.
Students in grade 2 - 4 may check out up to two books a day.
Students in grade 5 may check out up to three books a day.
Once a student returns a parent signed Student Device Agreement the Media Coordinator will check out a device to that student. If the technology fee, ($20 for the 21-22 school year), is paid then the student may travel home with that device as well. If a device is damaged please contact your child's teacher first. If a repair is needed we will contact the technology department for an evaluation.
As stated in the Student Device Agreement, all devices and chargers must be returned at the end of the school year.