The Scholastic cases have been packed and sent back to the warehouse, the online sales have closed, and the numbers have been crunched. Our annual Scholastic Book Fair was a success! Sales totaled $4,701.91 earning $2,582.50 in Scholastic resources. Through Scholastic dollars earned from previous fairs, the Durham Media Center has added a variety of new books, device charging stations and a multimedia table. The media center has even refreshed its furniture with modern, mobile tables and chairs with the help of funds garnered through book fair. Throughout the school year, seasonal displays and signage, and special events like trivia giveaways and goody bags for Scholastic’s Summer Reading Challenge participants and October’s Spooky Books Trivia are made possible because of these funds. More importantly, though, the Scholastic Book Fair incites excitement about reading , and there is no other skill that has the power to impact people more than learning to successfully read. Special thanks to the parents and students who assisted in managing this event as well as to Durham teachers and PTA who advertised, shopped at, and helped with the fair. Already on display are many of the titles offered at this year’ book fair, so be sure to check out the “New Book” display in the media center soon. Thanks again Wildcats!
The Book Fair is Coming!
It’s almost time for Durham Media Center’s annual Scholastic Book Fair! The book fair is the only fundraiser the media center hosts, and the earnings support 100% of the media center’s trivia prizes throughout the year including paperback books and posters awarded to this year’s Scholastic Summer Reading students who logged reading minutes over the summer and prizes for October’s “Spooky Books Trivia” winners. School supplies like pencils and fun, complimentary bookmarks offered throughout the year are also purchased with Scholastic credits as are much of the library’s displays, décor and signage. Device charging stations, the multimedia table, comfy student seating, and interlocking tables were all purchased with monies earned through the Scholastic Book Fair. Every penny of the proceeds benefit Durham students, so please consider shopping the Scholastic Book Fair March 5th through March 9th.
The Online Scholastic Book Fair is Now Open! Sunday, February 25th – Saturday, March 10th
New this year is eWallet! Shop cash free by setting up an account and designating funds for your child to use at the fair. Check out the details here.
Shop the online fair for an expanded selection of books for the whole family and to share your book fair with family and friends by sending wish lists. All orders ship to school for FREE, and each purchase benefits our school. (Note: Online sales orders will arrive within 5-7 business days after March 17th and will be distributed to students via their homerooms.)
There are no awkward questions, no forced conversation, no judgmental looks, no need to call. Just have a blind date with a book! Sure, it might turn out to be a dud, or it could be the diamond in the rough you wouldn’t have given a chance otherwise.
“Blind Date with a Book” is like going on a date without knowing who will show up ; check a book out without knowing its title. Each book has been carefully selected and lovingly wrapped by either Mrs. Baker, Mrs. Webb or students from the Library Media Committee and features a description and genre tags. This is how it works:
1. Read the description label on the front of a package.
2. Select the one you will take home.
3. Check out item at the circulation desk.
4. After check out, unwrap and see what book you have chosen.
5. Fall in love with your book.
There’s no knowing until you check it out . . . Stop by soon to find your special match.
Did you know that February 1st is World Read Aloud Day? Every year, World Read Aloud Day acknowledges the value of sharing stories by encouraging people to read out loud. This year World Read Aloud Day coincides with Harry Potter Book Night, when fans around the world celebrate J.K. Rowling’s stories and how they embody the value of words, stories, and reading. To learn more about this event, check out the the links below, and make some time to celebrate the joys of reading on this day and always.
You now have access to resources at our Cobb County Public Libraries!
Your CCSD student number now opens public library resources including print books, apps, ebooks, databases and so much more! For more details, check out the link below or visit your public local library today.
The weather may be cooling off outside but things are just heating up in the Durham Media Center! Lots of new books are on display, and there’s something for everyone, so visit soon!
(Books images have been borrowed from www.goodreads.com and are being utilized solely for reading promotion.)
EDGAR ALLEN POE – (1809-1849). American poet and short-story writer.. Fine Art. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. quest.eb.com/search/140_1664502/1/140_1664502/cite. Accessed 8 Nov 2017.
Thanks for joining us on such quick notice. We have a cold case and need your help. Officer Miller was the first on the scene and is here to share some of the details with us.
In order to solve the clues, be sure to take your time evaluating the evidence and read closely with a detective’s EYE!
Special thanks to Officers Miller, Slade, and Walker in helping with this cold case.
After your evaluation of the evidence, please reflect on the your experience via the Reflection Survey.
In honor of “The Master of Horror,” Edgar Allan Poe, the media center is collaborating with Reading and Language Arts teachers to help students better understand the impact Poe’s body of work (Do you know his writing spans a variety of genres?) has had on American Literature. Use Mrs. Baker’s Edgar Allan Poe Video Guide while viewing Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Great Books: Tales of Edgar Allan Poe , with an introduction by Mrs. Baker, to assist in your understanding of the major points within the video segment.
Teachers may also wish to utilize Great Books Tales of Edgar Allan Poe Teacher’s Guide provided by Georgia Public Broadcasting to help lead students through their individualized, grade level appropriate standards.
Also, be sure to take advantage of the myriad print and digital resources on Poe that are available in Durham’s Media Center. Many are currently featured on the “Spooky Books” display, but be sure to search Poe in Destiny to see all the super cool items available for check out.
Great Books: Tales of Edgar Allan Poe Discovery Education, 2003 . Full Video.
Discovery Education. Web. 27 October 2014. <http://www.discoveryeducation.com/>.
Portrait of Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849). Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 23 Oct 2014.
WANT MORE POE? Check out Thinkport for an abundance of awesome Poe resources including lesson plans, engaging activities, poetry readings, online field trips and so much more! Under “Interactive Media” click on “Knowing Poe,” or simply search “Poe” in the search box. Be sure to have plenty of time set aside to peruse this resource. You will get sucked in!