Media Center

Welcome to UPE Media Center

A school library (Media Center) is a library within a school where students, staff, and often, parents have access to a variety of resources. The goal of the school library media center is to ensure that all members of the school community have equitable access "to books, reading materials, and information technology." A school library media center "uses all types of media, is automated, and utilizes the Internet for information gathering.” School libraries are distinct from public libraries because they serve as "learner-oriented laboratories, which support, extend, enhance and individualize the school's curriculum.

Sunshine State

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. For a list of this years titles please click on the following link. 3-5_2018-19_ssyra_annotated_list