General information

Library Media Specialist: Nikki Slinkard


Checkout Policy
Students may checkout 3 books at a time.
Books are due 3 weeks from checkout date.
If a book is out late, only one additional book can be checked out.

Book Fines
There are several ways to satisfy fines for lost or damaged library books:
-Payments are accepted in the media center. Exact cash OR check payable to “Mulberry Middle School.”
-Sign up to work in the library to pay down your fines.  1 hour = $5 towards your fine!

Accelerated Reader

What is Accelerated Reader?

AR is a computer program that assists teachers in monitoring their students’ independent reading practice.  Students choose books within their own individualized reading level to read.  When finished, a short quiz is taken on the computer.  Passing the quiz with an 80% or higher indicates a student comprehended what was read.  Teachers, as well as students, are given feedback on quiz results.

At Mulberry Middle School, Each student has a personalized goal each quarter to reach.  Students who meet their quarterly reading goal with an AR comprehension average of 80% or higher, will earn rewards each quarter.

At Mulberry Middle School, students make their Accelerated Reader goal and earn our schoolwide incentives by:

  • Taking Accelerated Reader quizzes within or above their suggested ZPD (Reading Level)
  • Maintaining an overall comprehension average of 80% or higher
  • Reaching or exceeding their individualized point goal

How do I know if the book I am reading is an AR book?

Most all books in the Mulberry Middle School Media Center have a label inside the front cover that tells what the book’s AR level is.  You can check any book by using the link below.

How do I monitor AR progress towards my goal?

You can view AR progress through the Accelerated Home Connect link below. Login information can be requested from Mrs. Slinkard in the media center.

Parents can sign up for email notification of tests taken and grade earned.  This is a great tool for parents to support and encourage their child while they are working towards their A.R Goal. Just look for the “Email Setup” in the top right corner.

Accelerated Home Connect


Sunshine State Young Readers

Students may check out ONE Sunshine State book at a time.

Students can read and test on any Sunshine State Books, even if they are not in their A.R level.

SSYRA Poster

Pass the A.R test with a 70% or higher to earn:

Brag Tag for each book read & sign the SSYRA Wall

3 Books-Attend Sunshine State Voting Breakfast in the spring!

6 Books-Exclusive Pencil

9 Books-Exclusive Bookmark

12 Books-Name/Photo on Panther News Network

15 Books-End of Year SSYRA Prize Pack

District Online Resources/Databases