Welcome to the Raider Media Center “Labrary”...

A warm welcome is extended to all students, staff, and visitors. The Media Center is open weekdays from 6:30 am to 2:25 pm. Our Media Center has a diverse collection of over 30,000 books as well as 1300 videotapes and DVDs.  Our "Labrary"  has 2 computer labs, each containing 30 computers, as well as 5 individual computers.  These 65 computers provide access to the internet, online card catalogs, and online subscription databases.

The National Honor Society provides peer tutoring in the Media Center after school on Tuesday and Thursday.  Tutors provide assistance in Math, Science, English, and Social Studies.  No appointment is necessary. 

Raider Media Center Vision

The High School East Media Center seeks to create a 21st-Century environment that promotes learning for all students by teaching information literacy skills, providing equitable access to information, and encouraging lifelong learning.  The Media Center strives to be a hub of collaborative learning that produces creative students who value reading for pleasure, utilize critical thinking skills, and have respect for themselves and others.

Media Center Mission

The mission of the school library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information.  The Media Specialist empowers students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information.

American Association of School Librarians. "Developing Visions for Learning." Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs, American                         Association of School Librarians, 2009, p. 8. 

...the Learning Hub of TRHS East!

Raider Media Center is the Learning Hub of High School East

Information and Resources

  • An extensive collection of print and non-print resources that includes over 30,000 books, 1300 videotapes and DVDs, as well as 65 computers that provide access to the internet, online card catalogs, and online subscription databases.
  • Featured displays for new books, features of the month, graphic novels, self-help books, teen guides, books in Spanish, and STEAM Academy selections.
  • Career section for students.
  • Professional section for staff and administrators.
  • Photocopy machine - 10 cents per page, free for school - related material.
  • Before and after school, students do not need a pass to utilize the Media Center.
  • From a class, study hall or cafeteria, students must get a pass from the teacher.
  • Students must sign in on the appropriate clipboard and leave their pass in the box.
  • Study hall and lunch students must stay for the remainder of the period.
  • Lunch students may choose to come to the Media Center during their lunch period to do their work. They may eat in the designated "Lunch & Learn" area or may come after eating their lunch in the cafeteria. Quiet work areas and computers are available.
  • The National Honor Society provides peer tutoring in the Media Center after school on Tuesday and Thursday.  Tutors provide assistance in Math, Science, English, and Social Studies.  No appointment is necessary.
  • Students must use their ID card to check out books.
  • Books may be checked out for 3 weeks with a one-time renewal.
  • Reference books may be checked out overnight with a one-time renewal.
  • Students may check out a maximum of 3 books at once.
  • Late books will be charged an overdue fine of 5 cents per school-day per book.
  • Late reference books will be charged an overdue fine of 25 cents per school-day per book 
  • Students will be charged for lost books at their replacement cost. Students will be charged for damaged books beyond ordinary wear and tear on an individual basis.
  • Overdue and fine notices are given weekly to students during homeroom.  Students are advised to take care of their library obligations as quickly as possible.
  • The Media Center has 65 computers that provide access to the internet, online card catalogs, and online subscription databases.
  • Computer usage is for educational purposes only.  Students are not allowed to play games or access social media sites.  See Toms River Schools Acceptable Use Policy for more information.
  • No food or drinks allowed at the computer.
  • Toms River Regional Schools is not responsible for content on external sites or servers.

There are numerous online resources available to students for their research needs.

The Media Center subscribes to several online subscription databases which may be accessed with required usernames and passwords available from the Media Center staff. These online subscription databases are accessible from home as well. See the Online Subscription Databases module for further information.

There are also several links to websites listed below to help students in the areas of career, citation, reference, research, and SAT preparation.

Toms River Regional Schools is not responsible for content on external sites or servers.

CAREER

NJ Department of Labor & Workforce Development

Occupational Outlook Handbook

O'Net Online

CITATION

Citation Machine

EasyBib

OWL (Online Writing Lab - Perdue University)

REFERENCE

Bibliomania

Dictionary

Thesaurus

RESEARCH

Google Scholar

Sweet Search

SAT PREPARATION

Number 2

Princeton Review

SAT College Board

Toms River Regional Schools is not responsible for content on external sites or servers.


Awesome Library

Organizes the internet for students with over 35,000 carefully reviewed resources.


B.J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper

Education and homework resources for students, teachers, and parents.


Easy Bib

Provides citation, note taking, and research tools.


Google Scholar

Provides a simple way to search for scholarly literature.


Homework Spot

Homework information portal and reference center.


Newsela

Provides students and teachers with over 1,000 current event articles at different levels.


Number2

Offers students access to free online test preparation courses for the ACT and GRE.  Also provides word of the day and vocab builder.


OWL - Online Writing Lab

The OWL provided by Perdue University helps students in the areas of writing, research, and citations.


Quiz Hub

Educational quiz games focused on essential facts.


Quizlet

Makes simple learning tools, flashcards and games that let you study anything.


SAT College Board

Information, resources, and tools to help students take the redesigned SAT and PSAT.


Sweet Search

Search engine for students that pulls from 35,000 pre-screened websites.

Toms River Regional Schools is not responsible for content on external sites or servers.


ALA's Great Websites for Kids

Content includes all forms of digital media of interest to children which is updated on a continual basis.


Awesome Library

Contains thousands of carefully reviewed resources for parents to share with their children.


How School Librarians Can Assist You:  Internet Safety and Filtering

Resources for parents to better understand the complexities of the online environment and to provide tools to help keep children safe when online.


Occupational Outlook Handbook

Provides career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.


Stopbullying.gov

Provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.

Toms River Regional Schools is not responsible for content on external sites or servers.


AASL's Best Websites for Teaching and Learning

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) honors free websites, tools, and resources of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning.


Awesome Library

Contains thousands of carefully reviewed resources for teachers.


Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything

Educational technologist Kathy Shrock's site of resources, ideas, tips, and tricks for teachers.


Kathy Schrock's Katch of the Month

Kathy Schrock's blog provides resources and ideas to support teaching and learning.


PBS Learning Media

Allows teachers to access thousands of free, innovative, standards-aligned and curriculum-targeted digital resources.


Rubrics from Rubistar

Rubistar is a free tool to help teachers create quality rubrics.  Registered users can make, save, and edit rubrics online.


WebQuests

A complete and current source of WebQuests, which is an inquiry-oriented format in which most or all of the information that learners work with comes from the web.

Contact Us

 Toms River High School East Media Center

1225 Raider Way

Toms River, NJ 08753

732-505-5688


Media Specialist

Diane Harz

dharz@trschools.com


Media Secretary

Marianne Steinhart

msteinhart@trschools.com