Students sitting on floor listening to teacher reading a book
Ms. Warrell
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    Welcome to Challenger's Media Center

    Welcome to another year at Challenger K8...This is our fourteenth year here in Hernando County!!! Here is some of the information that you will need regarding our Library information Center here at Challenger K8. My name is Ms. Warrell and I am the Library Information Specialist for Challenger K8...but you can call me Ms. "W"!!! 


    This is my 32 year in the field of Education and my 28th year as a Library Information Specialist. I was Hernando County Teacher of the Year for 2007-2008. I currently am the Secretary of the Hernando County Education Foundation.

    I would like to share some information with you regarding the Challenger Information Center. Our Library is open from 9:00am until 4:15pm every day except for Wednesday. Wednesday is my "late" night and I will be open afterschool until 6:00pm. I stay open Wednesday evenings for parents and students to make use of our library facilities, read, check out books, take Reading counts quizzes and offer assistance to those who need it.

    I offer several reading programs here at Challenger K8. They are as follows:

    3rd-5th Grade - Afterschool Sunshine State Young Reader's Award Program
    This program will be offered afterschool for any 3rd through 5th grade students who sign up!! Applications for this program can be found in the Media Center during Open House and also in the Media Center to be picked up by parents or students throughout the first two weeks of school. The afterschool Reading Program will begin right after Labor Day. Remember to stop by the Media Center to pick up your application during Open House on August 8th!!!

    6th-8th Grade - Sunshine State Reading Program
    This program will be offered before school for any 6th through 8th grade students who sign up!! Applications for this program can be found in the Media Center during Open House and also in the Media Center to be picked up by parents and students throughout the first two weeks of school. The before school Reading Program will begin right after Labor Day. Rememeber to stop by the Media Center to pick up your application during Open House on August 8th.

    I hope that you and your students have a GREAT YEAR here at Challenger K8!!!