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Chestnut Elementary Media Center

Welcome to the Chestnut Elementary Media Center Webpage.  The role of the Media Center has changed throughout the history of education but the goal has remained the same: Defend the right of intellectual freedom and provide access to engaging resources and books.  Our mission is to help learners of all ages develop the love of reading.  Explore literacy through a number of ways including print and electronic resources.  Learn informational research skills and strategies.  Participate in maker space events, family nights and book fairs. Visit today and find that our library supports student achievement and curriculum while addressing a variety of learning needs.

* Featured book of the month - Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae

With over 13,600 copies we are here to serve our students' educational needs.  Click  Online Catalog to access our school's Follett Destiny online catalog of print and non-print resources directly.  Click Collection Development Plan 2020 here.  (2022 Collection Development Plan coming sonn!)  Read one of our many new books featuring themes like equity, perseverance and inner strength.


Ms. Rios has been in education for over 20 years in Osceola and Miami-Dade counties.  She is the Media Specialist, Testing Coordinator and occasionally assists with webpage design.  Favorite book:  The Giver by Lois Lowry.  Favorite book series:  Divergent by Veronica Roth.  Currently reading:  SSYRA books.  Favorite Quote From a Book: "It's no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then." (Alice in Wonderland).   

Book Fair Week! January 21-24, 2022

(Visit us at Chestnut Elementary and online)