It’s already a new school year and we’re getting things ready for you in the media center! We have several big projects planned for the year and want to also share a few reminders with you.
We’re going to organize the fiction (chapter book) section by genres. This process is called genrefication, and will help students find books by their favorite genres such as adventure, scary stories, mysteries, etc…
We’re creating an early reader chapter book section on the “island” shelf in front of the circulation desk. This will be an area for our youngest students to find age-appropriate beginning chapter books.
We’re working on Learning Commons certification. If you’re curious about the Learning Commons model, this is a great article to read: https://www.edutopia.org/blog/21st-century-libraries-learning-commons-beth-holland
The media center is open from 7:15-2:10 pm. Checkouts for students in grades 3-5 begin the week of August 6. Checkouts for students in grades K-2 will begin the week of August 13 after they have been through orientation.
Students in Kindergarten can checkout 1 item. Students in 1st and 2nd grades can checkout 2 items. Students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade can checkout 3 items. Parents can checkout 5 items once they establish a parent account – just stop by the media center to do this.
All checked out items are due back within 14 days. Items may be renewed once if no one is waiting on the item.
We are always on the lookout for new and exciting books for our students! If you have a book suggestion, let us know. There’s a box at the circulation desk. Write your name on the paper and when it arrives, we’ll let you be the first to check it out.
If you ever have a question, please stop by at your convenience! We look forward to a wonderfully busy year!
It’s time for Summer Reading! Not feeling like reading? Watch this to get a little encouragement:
This year we’re using Biblionasium to log our minutes. Flyers were sent home the last full week of school with information, but here are the details:
Reading Goal – all students read (and log) 1500 minutes
Use Biblionasium to log the minutes. Students should use their school computer login & password. Here’s a video showing how to use the reading log:
If you don’t have a book at home, read online!
www.cobbcat.org/librarypass/ Username: your student id number Password: your birthdate (2 digits for day, 2 digits for month. Example – February 13 = 0213)
www.myON.com School name: Get Georgia Reading Username: cobbcounty Password: read
Need help? Watch a tutorial: vimeo.com/89640131
www.destiny.cobbk12.org School: Garrison Mill Elementary Username: your student id number Password: your computer password
Search for “ebooks” and you’ll see a list. Click the “open” button to read it online.
News Crew – This is available for rising 5th graders
Media Center Crew – This is available for rising 4th and 5th graders.
Applications are available in the media center or you can download them below. All applications are due to Mrs. Kenworthy by 5/16/18 and are only for the August – December 2018 semester. Please see Mrs. Kenworthy if you have any questions.
Did you know that February is Black History Month? We’re sharing facts all month on the Good Morning Greyhounds news broadcast, incorporating projects during our Maker Mornings and have books on display in the media center.
If you’d like to learn more about this important month, visit some of the online resources below.