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Contacts:

Mrs. Ashlee Dantuono

Media Specialist

abdantuono@smcps.org

 

Mrs. Jennifer Wimmer

Media Clerk

jawimmer@smcps.org

 

Helpful Links:

  • Destiny
    • Select the "Catalog" tab at the top to search for available titles using our online book catalog.  You can filter your search to help you find exactly what you're looking for. To find the book on our shelves, just write down the title and the call number, or click "hold it" if you're logged in to your SMCPS account.
  • Capstone
    • Capstone is the publisher of our widely-used online database, Pebble Go.  You can research all kinds of topics, and articles even have the option to have it read aloud.  Use the tab titled "Pebble Go Next" if you're looking for more in depth articles geared toward intermediate students, and select "eBooks" to access a variety of fiction and non-fiction books. 
  • Lightbox
    • Read hundreds of fiction or non-fiction books.  Filter by interest and reading level.  You can even choose to follow along or read it on your own.  There's even a Spanish option.

 

Book Checkout

Students visit the media center weekly during their assigned specials period.  All students are offered a chance to check out library books during this time.  Students are responsible for the books that are checked out.  Each year, we review proper book care to ensure our books can be enjoyed for years to come.  Students must return library books in order to select new ones each week, or students may renew a book to keep it longer.  Book fines will be charged for any lost or damaged books.

Pre-K through 1st Grade - 1 book

2nd Grade through 5th Grade - 2 books 

Golden Feathers

The search is on!  Be the next reader to find a golden feather from the library's golden owl.  You won't know if your book has one until you check it out!

At any one time there are 100 golden feathers hidden in library books waiting to be found.  By bringing your books back each week and checking out new books, you increase your chances of finding one.  If found, the finder picks a prize from the media center treasure chest.  These feathers are invisible and constantly switching books, so read as much as you can, as often as you can!

Box Tops

Our media center participates in the Box Tops for Education program.  Help us raise money for new books, materials, and resources when you shop by collecting Box Tops found on the items you are already buying.  Now it's as easy as downloading the app and scanning your receipt.  See our Box Top slider on the homepage for additional information.

Scholastic Book Fair

GKES hosts a Scholastic Book Fair twice each school year in October and March.  During this week-long event, students will visit the fair during Media to create wish lists, and students are invited to shop in the media center throughout the school day.  Our media center earns 25% of all purchases to help put more books on our shelves.  Thank you to everyone who shopped our latest fair.  We sold $6,460 of books!  

Contact Information 

Mrs. Dantuono
Media Specialist
abdantuono@smcps.org

Mrs. Wimmer
Media Clerk
jawimmer@smcps.org

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