Welcome to the Media Center at Northeast Elementary & Intermediate
My name is Laura Roush, and I am the media specialist at Northeast Elementary and Intermediate. I love reading to the students, teaching them how to find and use information, and suggesting books that they may enjoy. It is such a pleasure to help your child develop as a life-long reader!
This is my fifth year in Bixby Public Schools and my eighth year overall as a media specialist.
I am a two-time Oklahoma State University graduate, with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a Master of Science in Educational Technology, School Library Media option. I am married and have one son. In my free time I love to spend time with family and friends, read, watch movies, travel, shop, and cheer on my OSU Cowboys.
Some of my favorite books are:
- Dr. Seuss books
- Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library, by Chris Grabenstein
- The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster
- Wonder, by R.J. Palacio
- The Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling
- Skippyjon Jones, by Judy Schachner
- The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein
- The Little House books, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
- Elephant and Piggie books, by Mo Willems
About the Media Center
Media Center Information:
Students will visit the media center once per week as a class. They are expected to bring their library book with them. Students may visit during the day at their teacher’s discretion.
Students may check out one book at a time. The book is due one week from the date it is checked out. If a student needs additional time to finish the book, he or she may recheck the book. The book must be brought to the media center in order to recheck it.
Students will not be allowed to check out a new book until the currently checked out book is returned.
Overdue notices will be given to the students’ classroom/homeroom teacher. Parents will be contacted if a book is excessively overdue.
Students are expected to take care of their book and return it in good condition. Payment is expected for books that are damaged, lost, or destroyed. Please note: paperback or hardcover books purchased from other locations (Walmart, Amazon, etc.) will not be accepted as a replacement for a damaged, lost, or destroyed book. Our library books are ordered from companies that provide special binding services designed for school library use. Students will not be allowed to check out a new book until payment has been received.
Accelerated Reader Quizzes
Northeast Elementary & Intermediate uses Accelerated Reader Enterprise in 2nd and 3rd grades. AR Enterprise gives our students access to all of the AR quizzes that are currently available. This enables them to test on:
- A book our media center does not currently own
- A book the student owns
- A book from the public library
Students still need to check that a book is in their reading range in order to take an AR quiz on it and earn points toward their AR goal. Students and parents may access AR Bookfinder to search for a book's reading level.
To access AR Bookfinder, go to www.arbookfind.com
- Search by title or author (some book cover images may differ, so it is best to check the title and author of a book to make sure you are looking at the correct information).
- The Advanced Search allows you to search within a specific ATOS Book
Level range (your child's reading range).
- Once you've found your book, the number next to BL is the book level, or
reading level. The book's reading level should be in your child's reading
- Write down the title of the book and the AR Quiz Number. After reading
the book, your student should bring this information to school so he or she
will have it to take a test.
If a book is found on the AR Bookfinder website, that does not mean we have it in our media center. AR Bookfinder is just a searchable database of the quizzes.
AR testing is allowed at school only. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Roush.