Summer reading!

We are challenging our students to read  20+ minutes a day, students avoid the “summer academic slide” and maintain or advance academic gains. To support summer reading and learning, The Cobb County School District’s Library Media Education Department, in conjunction with the Cobb County Public Library​, Smyrna Public Library, and Marietta City Schools​, challenges all students to read 1,500 minutes this summer. We have a new platform for summer reading 2018 that students can also use all year long: Biblionasium!

Here are some FAQ

How does my student log minutes for the Summer Reading Challenge? 
Visit www.biblionasium.com/summerreading and choose the middle box for the Cobb County School District; students login using student number and the password used to log into the computer at school.  If prompted, enter the state of Georgia and your school. Add books to your Biblionasium bookshelf and then log minutes in the reading log. You can also watch this video to learn more.

What do I do if my student forgot his/her username or password?
Call the Cobb County School District Customer Care Center at 770-514-2500. Hours are Monday – Thursday, 7 am – 5:30 pm, from May 29th through July 27th.

For more information visit https://www.cobbsummerreading.com/

Book Fair is coming!

The book fair is coming to Baker! It will be Monday, Feb. 26- Friday, March 2. We will be open from 7:15-2:45 all days. However, on Thursday, March 1st we will be open from 7:15-6:00.  We will also have an edible truffula tree station from 4:30-6:00. If you come make an edible tree you will be entered into a raffle for free books!

We have an exciting new feature this year – ewallet. Ewallet allows parents or grandparents to add funds to an online account that links directly to our easy scan registers. Your child will pick out their books then provide their name and teacher at check out and use the funds provided by their account! Any leftover funds will go back on your credit card and students are unable to spend more than what is on their account. Like always, you may also use cash, check or card in person at the fair.

Use the following link for our online sale and to set up ewallet:

http://www.scholastic.com/bf/bakerelementaryschool

The proceeds from this fundraising event will be used to purchase books, technology and to enhance the media center. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Thanks!

Emily Brown                      [email protected]                    770-975-6629

Cobb County Library PASS

The Cobb County Public Library is excited to introduce the Library PASS (Public library Access for Student Success) Program for ALL students in Marietta City and Cobb County Schools!

What is the Library PASS Program?

The Library PASS Program enables students to use their Student ID to access the public library’s digital resources and check out resources at the library. This program reduces barriers and increases access to library resources for increased student success. The partnership enables libraries and schools to work together to positively impact literacy in Cobb County.

Important things to know:
-The Library PASS gives students access to books, digital resources, including homework-help
databases, as well as internet access at all of our sixteen library branches.
– Overdue fines do not accrue on Library PASS accounts. Students will be responsible for lost
materials.
-A student’s PIN number is their four digit birth month and day. Example: If the student’s birthday is
February 4th, their PIN number will be 0204.
-Students may access the internet in Cobb County Public Library branches using their Library PASS
account. Student internet access will be filtered for safe browsing on all PASS accounts.
-Students may be encouraged to use Public Library Resources to complete assignments. Our online
resources are accessible anywhere you have internet access, including public libraries and schools.

For Frequently Asked Questions, account login assistance, and more information, please email me ([email protected]) or please visit
www.cobbcat.org/librarypass