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Angela Kriner

Blue Angels Media Center

Library Hours: Monday - Friday 7:20-7:40; Monday 8:00 a.m. 8:30 am; 9:40 am - 1:30 pm. Tuesday and Wednesday 8:30 am - 1:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday 9:05 am - 1:30 pm.


Scholastic Book Fair September 6-14, 2018

The Scholastic Book Fair is visiting the library from September 6-14, 2018.  Students will preview the fair on Thursday and we will host Grandparents for a Grand Event on Friday, September 7 from 9 am to 1 pm.  Students can shop the book fair in the library Monday, September 10 through Friday, September 14 from 8 am to 1 pm daily.  The book fair will also be open during our Open House on Thursday from 5 pm to 7 pm.  The book fair accepts cash, credit cards, eWallet, and checks made out to the school.  If you are concerned about sending cash to school with your child, the eWallet is a great feature from Scholastic.  You log in to the site and put money on the student account.  They use these funds to purchase books at the book fair.  Any monies not used will be returned electronically at the conclusion of the book fair.  Please check out the link for more information.


The online fair is also available.  You can purchase books from September 1 through September 14.  The books will be delivered to the school and your child two weeks after the book fair ends. Follow this link for the online fair:


Scholastic eWallet
Scholastic eWallet
Library Murals
New library murals

Donations for Makerspaces Needed

We are in need of donations for our Makerspaces in the library.  If you could donate used Legos, Matchbox cars, playing cards, or floral picks / floral arrangements, we will be adding these to our stations.  We could also use PVC pipe (1 1/2 inch) as well as nuts and bolts.  We are also in need of craft supplies such as papermaking/ scrapbooking papers, specialty scissors, and paper punches.  You can drop off these items in the library.  Thank you for your support of creativity!

MakerSpaces and Maker Time

This year is the second year of MakerSpaces.  These are stations where the students can create, tinker, and innovate.  Mrs. Kriner will also be offering classes in STEM and STEAM using materials in the library.  Classroom teachers can sign up to bring their classes to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) or Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math/ Music (STEAM) throughout the year.  We are excited to purchase supplies that will allow students to learn about coding, robotics, and engineering through a grant.


Students have the opportunity to come to the library for 10 minutes throughout the day for "Maker Time."  The classroom teachers may have a schedule of when students come or students can earn "Maker Time" from the teacher.  Some stations include: KNEX; LEGOS;  Tinkertoys; Gears, Gears, Gears; Ribbon Weaving; Marble Mazes and Marble Runs; Origami; Drawing; Cardboard Art; Tumbling Tower (a Jenga-like game); Checkers; Dominoes; and the Wii.  We will be adding more stations based on student feedback.


Please feel free to stop by and tinker during our open house.  We will have several challenges set up for families to play together.  


We are always looking for talented volunteers who want to share their hobby or skill.  If you are interested in teaching students about your trade or hobby, please let Mrs. Kriner know.

Library Procedures

Check out Policies:

Kindergarten students may check out one book and First grade students may check out up to two books. Second through Fifth grade students may check out up to three books. 


Second through Fifth grade students can check out one book that is not on their level (with their teacher's permission) as long as they have another book that is on their level checked out from the library.  Students can check out an "I Spy" book, a magazine, or a reference book after they have met their AR goals. 


If the student has a damaged or lost book from Blue Angels Elementary or another school the book(s) remain checked out to the student until the book is turned in, replaced, or paid for. Students may lose privileges until the fines for lost books are paid.


Parents are encouraged to check out books for their children.  Parents may check out up to 10 books at a time.  

Staff can check out up to 10 books and teachers can check out up to 45 books/ DVDs.


Overdue Books:

Blue Angels Elementary Media Center does not charge overdue fines; however, if a student damages or loses a book, then a the book replacement fee will be charged.



Students may request a book that is checked out - this is called a "hold." When the book is returned, staff in the Media Center contact the student to check out the book. Students may have up to two books on hold.


Paying for a damaged or lost book:

We accept payment for damaged or lost books with a check made out to "Blue Angels Elementary School" or cash.  Please send the exact amount.  If the book was from another school within Escambia County School District, please make out the check for the exact amount to the school who owns the book.



Mrs. Kriner
Mrs. Kriner - Media Specialist

Web Resources

Keyboarding without Tears - student login - student login for Media classes


Destiny the Online Card Catalog - a resource for students and teachers. It "brings books and authors to life."

Pinterest   - follow us on Pinterest.  We have boards with new books and magazines.  We keep adding more!

AR Book Finder - this is a resource to check if a book has an Accelerated Reader quiz, its points, and AR level