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Media Center

Library Media Specialist-Rowena Barnard
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Media Assistant-Heather Dempsey
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Welcome to the Sebastian Middle School

Our hours are 7:30 am- 1:45 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and until 12:50 pm on Wednesday. 
Students currently visit the Media Center on a bi-weekly basis through their ELA class. Books are either due for renewal or returned every two weeks.  Students may also come throughout the school day to the Media Center with a signed note from their teacher.

MakerSpace is also available during the day.  Lunch passes are given out on a first come first serve basis during morning passing time.

Recent News:

Click here for the May Media Center Update!

See pictures of our recent Author Visit – Eric Walters

See how teachers at SMS are using the Media Center.

Click Here!

Our Vision Statement:


The Sebastian Middle School Media Center strives to create an environment that promotes learning for all students by providing equitable access to information, teaching
information literacy skills, and encouraging lifelong learning.   
The media center strives to be a center of collaborative learning that produces creative students who have an appreciation of literature, critical thinking skills, and a respect for others and self.

Sunshine State young Readers....

The Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) Program is a statewide reading motivational program for students in grades 3 through 8. 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. (from the FAME website)

SSYRA 6-8 is for middle school while the Florida Teen Reads are for high school (great for the upcoming freshmen!). 

Click here for a summary list of the 2021-2022 Sunshine State Young Readers Award novels.