GES Red Top Media Center
Katie Hood, Director
7:00-7:50 morning checkout
7:50 -11:10 library classes
11:10 - 12:00 Conference and Planning
12:00 - 2:30 library classes
Access the World Book Encyclopedia Online
for username type: wbges1
Access the Magnolia Database
Access the Destiny Follett Library system
National Young Reader's Week
Read Across America Day
The Media Center is a spacious state-of-the-art facility that accommodates every facet of student learning. Among the many resources offered are links to the World Book Encyclopedia Online, Magnolia Database, and Destiny Follett. The completely automated Media Center possesses approximately 16,000 volumes that can be checked out students and teachers. The Media Center also houses professional development materials, leveled readers, thematic units, learning center activities, and audio books for teachers to utilize to enhance classroom instruction.
Over the course of the week approximately 15,000 students visit the Media Center during their special library time once a week. Students in Pre-Kindergarten through third grade learn about a variety of subjects including library book care and seasonal topics. Two classes are taught simultaneously in the two classroom areas inside the Media Center. Students in Kindergarten through third grade are given the opportunity to check out one library book during their library class each week to read and enjoy at home.
The Media Center promotes two literacy promotion events during the school year: National Young Readers Week in the fall and Read Across America in the spring. Throughout the year special guests from local businesses or high school seniors come visit the Media Center to read with classes. Our students had the opportunity to meet Snow White, Bull Bottom Farmer Katie Robinson, and Click Clack Moo’s Ms. Cow. The Media Center promotes two book fairs throughout the year to raise money to buy new books. Generally, the fall book fair coincides with Kidzeum’s Grandparent’s Day and the second week of December. The spring book fair usually is in early May.
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