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Media Center

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Welcome to N.B. Cook's Media Center Webpage

 The mission of the media center is to teach students to be effective users of information and to encourage and prepare students to be lifelong learners. N. B. Cook's Media Center offers a rich variety of print and electronic resources necessary to enrich and support educational programs and the certified library media specialist works collaboratively to provide the services necessary to satisfy the evolving informational and recreational needs of the students, faculty, and staff.


This mission is accomplished by:

  • providing instruction in information literacy
  • providing intellectual and physical access to informational materials in a variety of formats and media
  • stimulating interest in reading and in finding and using information and ideas
  • promoting the use of the media center by students, faculty, parents, and community members
  • working with teachers to develop educational strategies to meet the information needs of students and to augment teaching
  • supporting the school's curriculum and reading initiatives



The Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) Program is a statewide reading motivational program for students in grades 3 through 8, sponsored by the Florida Department of Education (DOE) and Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME). The purpose of the SSYRA Program is to encourage students to read independently for pleasure and to read books that are on, above, and below their reading level in order to improve their reading fluency. Sunshine State books are selected for their wide appeal, literary value, varied genres, curriculum connections, and/or multicultural representation.

N.B. Cook's SSYRA Program for grades 3-5 is great this year.   Here's how the program works:

1. 3rd Grade must read 3 SSYRA books, 4th Grade must read 4 SSYRA books, and 5th Grade must read 5 SSYRA books and pass the AR test with an 80 %.  If you do,  you will be eligible to vote on your favorite book, and get your picture on the SSYRA bulletin board.

2.  Read 3 SSYRA books and pass the AR test with an 80 % and you will receive a chain and a brag tag for each book.  Each book you read and pass AR test you will receive a tag.  Aim for all 15 tags!!!!

Click here for a list of this years titles.

SSYRA JR. Program 2019-2020

Our SSYRA JR Program is for 2nd grade.  Here's how the program works:

1. 2nd grade students will have the opportunity to read 6 SSYRA JR. books and pass the AR test with an 80% or higher.

2. They will then be eligible to vote for their favorite book in April.

Click here for a list of this year's titles.


Mrs. Jackson and Mrs. TolesMrs. Jackson, Media Specialist

Mrs. Toles, Media Clerk

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Homework Helper!

Want to help your child with homework?  Below is a link to a website that will give you simple and easy tips on how to help your child with their homework.

Click here to learn more!

Sunshine state young readers award books Grades 3-5

Brag Tags

Student need to read at least two 3rd-5th SSYRA books and pass the Accelerated Reader(AR) test with a score of at least 80% to begin earning brag tags. 

SSYRA Brag Tags