Media Center

General Information

Media Center Hours of Operation:
The media center is open from 8:00 am - 2:50 pm Monday,Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and from 8:00-1:50 on Wednesday. It is open for student, teacher, and parent use anytime during these hours.

Media Center Behavior Policy:
The behavior policy enforced in the media center is based on the OPE school-wide expectations and the Leader in Me program. In addition, we encourage students to be kind to library materials and equipment and be respectful of others using the media center.

Media Center Staff

Media Specialist: Hilaree Burdette

Daily Operations

Check in/Check out Procedures:

Our media center operates on a fixed schedule. Students visit the library during their media resource classes.
  • Kindergarten: 1 book
  • 1st Grade: 2 books
  • 2nd Grade: 2 books
  • 3rd Grade: 3 books
  • 4th Grade: 4 books
  • 5th Grade: 5 books
  • Check out numbers for books are negotiable by Ms. Burdette and the classroom teachers such as in the case where a student needs extra materials for homework or class research projects.
  • If a student has any overdue materials, they may not check out additional materials until the overdue item is turned in or renewed.
Media Center Classes:
  • Pre-K, kindergarten, first grade, second, third, fourth, and fifth grades are scheduled to come to the media center once every resource rotation for 35 minutes. This time is for story-time and extended lessons as well as book check out.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Ocean Palms Elementary Media Program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information and to empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, ethical users of information, and productive users of technology.


The Ocean Palms Elementary Media Center supports the members of the elementary community in their academic, professional, and personal needs. Through collaboration and integration of information literacy skills, students will be able to function successfully in the 21st-century information society. The Media Center promotes reading and provides an educational environment that encourages, inspires, and stimulates students’ interests and appreciation for reading and learning.

St. Johns County School District Department of Media Services
For more information about media services and the St. Johns County School District, please visit the SJCSD Media Services webpage.