Media Center

Bell Shoals Baptist Academy


Brandon

The Bell Shoals Library Media Center, located just behind the Chapel is an excellent resource where you can find God-honoring books, videos and DVDs for all ages.  BSBA's online catalog, library.bsbacademy.com, is available to search and renew books after creating a login and password.



Jennifer Boucher

BSBA Library Media Center Director
813-689-9183 ext 253

 

 

Accelerated Reader Program

The Accelerated Reader (AR) program is a voluntary online reading incentive program for students in kindergarten through eighth grade designed to motivate students to read.  Your student will receive a username and password for their AR account.  The Renaissance Home Connect program, allows parents to stay in touch with their child’s AR progress. 

Students read books, take online comprehension tests and earn points to reach a Point Club (5, 10, 25, 50, 75, 100, 150, 200, etc).  Each Point Club receives different incentives at the end of each quarter.  Only books during the current nine-week session count toward a student’s point goal for that quarter and the online tests must be taken on the Library Media Center or classroom computers. 

Books are assigned a grade level and point value by the AR company.  Students may read and take a test on any book, as long as it is no more than one grade level behind their current grade level.   All AR books in our library are marked by a colored grade level sticker and the points available to be earned.  

You may search our catalog at library.bsbacademy.com to see AR books that we have available. You can also search www.arbookfind.com to see if books you have at home or from the public library have AR tests available, and the grade levels of these books.  BSBA reserves the right to only activate the tests for books that we find appropriate and God-honoring. We will not activate a test for a book that we choose not to carry in our library.

Summer Reading Lists (required)

Reading over the summer is important in combating the summer cumulative skill loss, when students can lose up to three months of skills.  BSBA keeps our students on track academically with required summer reading.  Please print out the requirements for your child’s grade and complete them before school begins in August.

Kindergarten - 5th Grade
6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade

Summer Library Hours

The library will be open for Church members
Open  June 7 - July 20
        Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8:00am - 1:00pm
        Wednesday evenings 6:00-7:00pm
Closed  June 13, July 4 and July 25

Library Hours (Regular Schedule resuming Aug 15)

*AR Morning Testing
Students must be finished by 8:10am in order to arrive to class on time.
Students will not
be excused for AR testing.

Days of Week

*AR

Testing

Open Closed

Open

AR

Testing

Evening

Mon

7:45 – *8:10am

9:00 – 11:00am 11:00am – 12:45pm

12:45 – 3:15pm

Tues

7:45 – *8:10am

9:00 – 11:00am 11:00am – 12:45pm

12:45 – 3:15pm

Wed

7:45 – *8:10am

9:00 – 10:30am 10:30am – 12:00pm

NO AR Testing
12:00 – 3:15pm

6:00 – 7:00pm

Thurs

7:45 – *8:10am

9:00 – 11:30am 11:30am – 12:45pm 12:45 – 3:15pm
Fri

7:45 – *8:10am

9:00 – 11:00am 11:00am – 12:45pm 12:45 – 3:15pm