• The world belongs to those who READ. ~ Rick Holland, English Poet


    Mission Statement

    The mission of the Talbot Elementary Media Center is to provide an environment that encourages intellectual inquiry and reading for pleasure. We offer a rich collection of print and electronic resources to support our educational programs. Our certified media specialist guides students through the inquiry process; how to develop effective questions to find information, interpret the information for further inquiry, and understand and share this knowledge with others. It is our goal to maintain a warm, inviting environment where students feel welcome and comfortable. With the many resources and varied tools available, reading should be FUN and research should be exciting!

    Hours of Operation

    The library is open Monday-Friday during school hours. Students may check out books, place books on hold, take AR tests, and read quietly before school, during recess (if we do not have a class), and with their regularly scheduled Media class. Students may return books at any time by​ placing them in the book return box outside of the library. 


    Lost and Damaged Books

    ​If a book is lost or damaged, the book must be paid for before the end of the school year.  Payment for a lost or damaged book is reimbursed should the book be found and returned in good condition. Debts remaining at the end of the school year may be turned in to the office and become a part of the student’s permanent file. Any items checked out at the time a student withdraws from school must be returned and paid for upon withdrawal.


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School Library Catalog

Media Contacts

  • Deborah Salmi
    Media Specialist
    email: salmidl

    Emily Fang
    Media Aide
    email: fangyh


    Phone: 352-955-6716

    Note: All school board emails are followed by @gm.sbac.edu

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