The Sister Anita Sheerin Media Center at Asheville Catholic School houses more than 8,000 volumes in addition to periodicals and DVDs. Students also have access to electronic resources through online subscriptions and databases.
The ACS media center is managed full-time by Kim Bellofatto, a certified librarian, who leads weekly classes in both library and computer science for all students. In addition to listening to quality literature during library class, students are encouraged to explore their personal reading interests through the library collection. In computer class, students learn hardware/software fundamentals; basics of common programs including word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet software; keyboarding; appropriate internet usage and online communication; online safety and digital citizenship; plus computational thinking and coding. Middle school also begins learning about game design, website design and app development.
Some of the media center’s more popular programs include Battle of the Books for middle school students, and participation in the North Carolina Children’s Book Award programs for both elementary and middle school students.
The Birthday Book Program at ACS is a great way to share the gift of reading. Learn more here.
Destiny Library Catalog
Access the information about media center holdings through the Destiny Library Catalog.
Media Center Policies
- Checkout Periods
- Students may checkout materials for two weeks and renew an item twice.
- Number of Checkouts
- Students in grades 1-4 may check out as many books as their grade level. For example, 1st Grade may check out 1 book and 4th Grade may check out 4 books. Middle school can check out 5 books, or more if needed for a class.
- Students in Kindergarten may check out 1 book at a time. Students in PreK do not check out books.
- Limits on Materials
- Students in Kindergarten and 1st Grade are encouraged to check out books near their reading level.
- Graphic Novels – 3rd Grade and up.
- Young Adult – 6th Grade and up
- Overdue Items
- Overdue notices are sent out once a month.
- Students are not charged fines; however, they are charged replacement costs for lost or significantly damaged materials.
- If you think you have lost an item, please contact Mrs. Bellofatto at firstname.lastname@example.org.