Our library program is aligned to the AASL National School Library Standards. Students are encouraged to Inquire, Include, Collaborate, Curate, Explore and Engage. Our students are curious, knowledge sharing, educated decision makers that continually explore the power of using information ethically. We promote reading across the curriculum throughout the school day, during D.E.A.R. time and in our classroom independent and guided reading circles. We give our students the MAP assessment three times per school year. The reading portion of this assessment provides a picture of our students' reading levels. The LEXILE range or reading level range is reported with a low number (showing the reading level at which students read with ease) and a high number (showing the reading level at which students may need assistance). Students are to use their most recent reading level scores to set their Destiny accounts to select books within their reading range. Please visit our monthly newsletter BRAVE BOOKS for stories and updates about our student's achievement in reading. If you have any questions or concerns about your student(s) LEXILE reading level please contact your child(ren)s Language Arts teacher or the Teacher-Librarian.
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DeKalb County School District uses Destiny Library Automation System to manage print and electronic material circulation. Students are allowed to have two books checked out at a time for a period of three weeks. After the three week deadline, fines accrue at $.05 per day NOT to exceed a maximum of $1.00. Late fee notices are generated once a month and given to homeroom teachers for dissemination. All fees must be paid, using the exact dollar amount printed on the notice, by the end of the school year the fine was accrued.
Students have access to iPad's, desktop and laptop computers housed in the media center. Printing student-created products is free of charge. Students are encouraged to use Galileo or databases linked through the Launchpad or Destiny to locate credible resources. See the Teacher-Librarian for login credentials. One Apple Macintosh desktop computer is available for multi-media product creation.
Library Media Assistant