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Winston Library Media Center

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Winston Media Center has a blog!

The goal of the blog is to help make a social media presence in our community beyond our Winston family.

Click on the image to the right and use the QR code to reach our blog or click the following link:   https://danijohnstone.wixsite.com/winstonmediacenter

 The goals of the Media Center are:

  • Establish a sound Lexile-Accelerated Reader program to support ELA standards.
  • Implement an annual Peach Bowl for grades 3-5 using the Georgia Chapter Book Award Nominee list.
  • Make Georgia Picture Book Award Nominees available for grades K-3.
  • Attend and participate in the Tome Society.
  • Maintain a climate conductive to student exploration, experimentation, and self fulfillment.
  • Assist students in the development of the attitudes and skills which will enable them to become independent, life-long learners.
  • Assist in the development of the curriculm and instructional program of the school and support the achievement curricula and instructional goals.
  • Provide students and teachers with access to the variety of informational resources and materials necessary to achieve curricular objectives.
  • Provide access to materials that support a wide range of student needs, abilities, and interest.

 Checkout Guidelines:

Library books may be checked out by students for a period of two weeks. They may be renewed if necessary by bringing the book to the media center. There will be no fine for overdue books. Overdue notices will be sent home periodically. Students with excessive overdue books will not be allowed to check-out until books are returned or the student has paid for the lost books.

Students may come at any time to the media center for individual check out. 

  • Kindergarten and First Grade            1 book
  • Second and Third Grade                   2 books
  • Fourth and Fifth Grade                      3 books

 

Lost or Damaged Books:

Students are responsible for books checked out in their name.  Fines for replacing or repairing a book will be assigned to students who lose or damage their books.

Prices are $15.00 for hardback, $7.00 for paperback, $5.00 for magazines.  Fines for damaged books will be determined by the media specialist. 

Media Programs:

Accelerated Reader Enterprise - https://Hosted237.renlearn.com/50109/HomeConnect 

User Name:  OB343942 (child's initials & student ID#)

Password: 021407 (child's birthdate)

The AR program is web based and there are approzimately 146,561 tests available for students to take.  You may access this site by using the information below.  Students will not be able to take AR test at home, but this is a great site to view student progress and help your child build a book shelf.  Also, arbookfind.com is located on this site.  You can use this website to find out if books at your home are available as AR test.  Please remember we do expect our 2nd - 5th grade students to read and test on books in their Lexile range, so check out Lexile.com to find out if books are in your child's Lexile range.  Another great way to help your child build a book shelf is to browse our library's electronic catalog at destiny.douglas.k12.ga.us

Follet Book Shelf- http://destiny.douglas.k12.ga.us/ Did you know that you can access your school's ebooks during the summer?  You can!  Click on the FollettShelf link to the left, choose your school, and login with your student username and password (the same one students use to login to school computers).   

 

This year Winston's 4th and 5th grade students will have the opportunity to join our Tome Society Club to participate in various projects and/or reading six books from the It list.

 

Book Awards:

Our media center purchases many award winning books, such as, Georgia Book Award, Newberry Book Award, Caldecott Book Award, and the Coretta Scott King Book Award.  These books are represented with a special seal.

Georgia Book Award

Newberry Book Award

Caldecott Book Award

Coretta Scott King Book Award