About our Media iCenter

 
Easterwood's classroom with Miss Betty's bookmarks
Hodson's Library Media iCenter
Learning Environment
 
The mission of the Owasso Public Schools Library Media program is
- to provide an opportunity for students and staff
- to become effective users of ideas and information,
- to encourage the enjoyment of reading, and
- to promote lifelong learning.

 

    The Hodson Library Media iCenter is open between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on school days, with the exception of 30 minutes during lunch. The iCenter operates on a combination fixed/flex schedule.

      • Students in Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st grade have a fixed library visit most weeks to enjoy story time, look through the collection, and check out one book
      • Students in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade have a fixed library visit each week to exchange books, read in the Book Nook, and participate in various test prep lessons and activities. Students are also encouraged to come to the iCenter at other times throughout the week as needed to look through the collection and exchange books.
      • Students in 5th grade come to the iCenter throughout the week at flex times to look through the collection and exchange up to five books. Information literacy classes and test prep lessons are scheduled one Monday each month.
Check-Out Policy: Books are due two weeks following check out. Books can be renewed.
Overdue, Lost, or Damaged Books: Fines are not assessed for overdue books; however, lost or damaged books will be billed to student accounts for replacement cost. Notices are sent out in January and in May. If a lost book is found, fines will be fully refunded. 
        • PreK, Kindergarten: one book
        • 1st and 2nd grade: two books
        • 3rd and 4th grade: three books
        • 5th grade: up to five books

     The Hodson Library Media iCenter has over 17,000 fiction, non-fiction, graphic novel, and picture books available to borrow, as well as a variety of supplemental learning materials, classroom book sets, puzzles, games, building materials, 3-D models, Lego tables, STEM supplies, and more. Reference books are available for use in the library. Students have access to eight computers for accessing the online Destiny catalog, utilizing various OPS-approved educational resources, researching information on monitored websites via Google links, and taking Reading Counts tests.

 

Michelle C. Farabough
MSKM, AHIP, PhD ABD
Information & Media Specialist
 
     I am thrilled to serve as Hodson's Library Media Specialist. This is my second year as an elementary library media specialist and second year at Hodson. My youngest son is a Hodson graduate, and both of my sons are  graduates of the Owasso Public School system.
     I am passionate about teaching learners of all ages how to find information, grow their knowledge, and learn to love reading.
I earned my master’s degree in knowledge management from OU's Department of Library and Information Studies. I'm currently finishing PhD studies in the Information Science Department at the University of North Texas (UNT) College of Information iSchool. My dissertation is a case study of online learning communities. As a teaching fellow, I instruct graduate students/school teachers who are earning their master’s degrees in school librarianship and undergraduate pre-med students who are learning how to find and use credible online information resources for patient care.
     I feel fortunate that my life experiences led me to helping the students, families, and faculty at Hodson. Thanks for letting me serve you!!!