Media Center

The Media Center is an exciting part of Tanglen Elementary School. We serve students from kindergarten through 6th grade. As part of Hopkins Public Schools, we have an open Media Center which means that in addition to class book check-out each week, students can come to the Media Center to finish work, complete a test or check out a book at any time (with a teacher's pass). Students also receive Library Lessons so they learn how to properly use the resources that libraries have to offer. 

The 7,000 square foot Media Center has a variety of information tools for students and staff including the following:

  • over 20,000 books
  • primary section with fiction and non-fiction books
  • reference section
  • video studio
  • numerous periodicals
  • access to online subscription databases
  • 31 iMacs in the computer lab
  • 30 laptops in a cart for classroom use
  • 30 iPads for classroom use
  • teaching area with data projector and document camera


Book Checkout Information

Every student is able to checkout books each week if they have returned their books.

Media Center Scheduling

Flexible scheduling of the media center, the computer lab, and the information classrooom gives teachers several options for using the many resources here.

About Us

The Tanglen Media Center is staffed by three professionals.

Digital Resources

Students have access to hundreds of free and premium digital resources for learning.

School Hours

Grades K–6

Office Hours

Kids & Company


Jim Hebeisen, Ed. D.