Welcome to the Queen of Angels Media Center
The media center provides a variety of learning experiences. Students in grades K-5 learn various research skills, enjoy storytime, and choose books to bring home for extra reading. Students in grades 6-8 do not have a designated time but are able to check out books for independent reading based on the STAR test. Grades K-7 participate in Accelerated Reader (AR), and grade 8 works independently during extra reading time. Reading improvements are tracked through the semester and end-of-year exams.
The Media Center is open every day from 7:40 am to 3:40 pm. Kindergarten students are able to check out 1 free-choice book and one AR book (approved by the media specialist or homeroom teacher). Grades 1 - 4 students can check out 3 free-choice books and 1 AR book. Grades 5 - 8 students can check out up to 4 books, which include an AR book. Middle School students will visit the Media Center at their teacher's discretion or as a class for research sessions.
The loan period is two weeks; however, we do not levy fines on overdue books. Overdue notices are sent via e-mail periodically to the parent e-mail address on file. The replacement cost for lost books is charged to the student's account at the end of the school year.
BiAnnual Book Fairs
Every year, Queen of Angels organizes a book fair during the Student-Led Conferences. The money collected from the Book Fair is used to support the Media Center's programs and projects.
Resources Offered by the Media Center
Queen of Angels subscribes to online databases that can be accessed from home to assist students with homework and research. The following four links, accompanied by QA login, provide access to a wealth of resources.
Battle of the Books
The Battle of the Books is an Archdiocesan reading competition held in May each year. Grades 3 through 8 participate in this competition, which requires reading a list of prescribed books selected by the Media Specialists of the Archdiocese.
2023-2024 Battle of the Books Lists
- Grade 3 Reading List
- Grade 4 Reading List
- Grade 5 Reading List
- Grade 6 Reading List
- Grade 7 Reading List
- Grade 8 Reading List