Media Center Programs and Services

Programs and Services

Computer Lab and Media Center:

Sterling Elementary has a lab of 28 Dell computers adjacent to the Media Center.  Our Library Media Center also has two iPad carts with 25 iPads teachers can check out to use with their classes and 30 Chrome Books for student and teacher use. Plus, a laptop and mobile LCD projector on a presenter cart is also available for teacher use.

Literacy Promotion:

During the month of November, the Library   Media   Center promotes Literature Awareness. Students may bring gently used books to donate for others to enjoy. This is not a contest, and if Sterling cannot use the material, it will be sent to another Library in the school district. Donors are recognized with a bookplate placed on the donated material. Usually, Sterling receives over a hundred donated books each year.


Mark Twain Nominee Readers: Students grades third through fifth, who have read at least four of the Mark Twain Nominee books and have passed an AR quiz over the books by the first week in March may vote for their favorite Mark Twain Nominee book. These students will be recognized for being Mark Twain Nominee Readers.

Show Me Nominee Readers: Third Grade Students who have read at least four of the Show Me Nominee books and have passed an AR quiz over the books by the first week in March may vote for their favorite Show Me Nominee book. These students will be recognized for being Show Me Nominee Readers. 

Accelerated Readers : Students may participate in a reading incentive program in which the student selects a book, reads the book and then takes a computerized quiz over the book. The computer assigns the point value to each book and tallies up the students points. Students with at least twenty five points will also be recognized in May. If you have a book and want to know if there is a quiz for it use the website

​Hot Reads: ​Teachers select books in the Fall and Spring to showcase for students to read.

Library Policies

*Students may check out two (two) books per visit. These two items need to be of different authors, topics, and/or format.

 *Students may borrow up to four (4) books.

*Loan period for books is 10 school days. Materials may be renewed once unless material is on hold for another student.

*Students may checkout one (1) magazine and reference materials per day for overnight use.

*Students may request a book that is checked out by another patron and will be notified when it comes in (check at the desk for reserving materials). This is called placing a book on hold. *The student may then check out the hold, or reserved material, if they do not have an overdue. 

*Students may request materials from any of our District's libraries through Sterling LMC. Unless they have overdue materials.

*All materials that patrons want to borrow should be checked out before they are removed from the Library.

*Students are expected to return materials in a timely manner. Books may be returned to the classroom crate, directly to the Library book drop, or handed to the Library Staff. As an incentive; students to return books on time will receive a smiley face on their card. When they have earned 7 smiles they can get an item out of the "Library Treasure Chest".

*Students with overdue or lost materials from the current school year will not be permitted to check out additional materials. Fines are assessed for lost materials (See Overdue/Lost Policy).

*Students should not bring food or beverages into the Library or Computer Lab.

Overdue/Lost Materials Policy: When materials are overdue from the current school year, the student will not be able to checkout until the material is returned or the cost of the item paid to Sterling Library. If the student has paid the cost of the book and it is found and returned in good condition the student will be reimbursed the amount spent on the fine. Students with an overdue from another building or past year will be restricted to check out one item at a time.