The more you read, the more you know.
The more you know, the smarter you grow.
The smarter you grow, the stronger your voice,
When speaking your mind or making your choice.
Hours: The media center is open from 7:30 am--3:00 pm
Policies & Procedures
Our philosophy is to provide an environment in which students learn
and enjoy reading, with an end-result of developing a life-long love of reading.
students check out books for two weeks; however, to prevent loss we
encourage our K-1 students to return them weekly. If anyone needs a book
longer, it is possible to renew if no one has requested that particular
We DO encourage students to check out Accelerated Reader books.
K-2 students may check out 1 book at a time.
3-5 students may check out 2 books at a time.
are not limited to once-a-week visits. They may exchange books whenever
possible—either before or after school, or with teacher’s permission
during the day.
Lost and Overdue Books
We charge no late fines for overdue materials. However, check-out privileges may be limited when books are very late.
If students move from another Pickens County School to Ambler, we will return books that are owed to that school.
Unfortunately, if a book is lost, we reluctantly ask that you pay to replace it!!!
Books damages will be assessed dependent upon the amount of damage.
students check out the books, they are responsible. We encourage them
to always store books away from pets, and younger children. Food and
drinks around books sometimes lead to accidents. Use a bookmark to hold
your place. (Free ones are at check-out.) Turn pages carefully and if a
tear does occur, please let us mend it with our special library tape.
Reading is the Key to Everything in Life
Accelerated Reader Information
encourage your child to participate in the Accelerated Reader program.
This is an excellent way to increase your child's reading
You can search for Accelerated Reader books with our online catalog.
Click HERE to connect to the card catalog.
Click on the Catalog tab.
Scroll to the Search Reading Program box and choose Accelerated Reader.
Choose the level and point range you desire, e.g. Reading Level 5.0 to 6.0 or Point Value 1.0 to 1.0.
Enter a keyword, subject, author, or title if desired and click on the appropriate button, or leave the Find field blank and hit Enter.
Click on View All on
right-hand side of screen to see the entire list. Clicking on the
individual title gives you more information about the book such as
publisher, subjects, and number of pages. Accelerated Reader information
is listed near the publication information.
To print the list, click on Booklist Page and then View Booklist. From that screen you can choosePrintable and
print the page. To booklist individual titles, click on the booklist
icon to the right of the title information until all the books you want
are in your booklist. Then View Booklist, choosePrintable, and print the page.
School-wide Reading Program
We want EVERYONE to
be involved in our school- wide reading event beginning now. We invite
parents, grandparents, teachers, staff members and students to
participate. Parents can read to/with students and count THEIR reading
as well as the student counting individually. We encourage ALL students
to meet teachers’ goals and join the AR celebration each 9 weeks.
getting 100 on their first AR test will receive a
treat. Announcements will be made weekly after the first month of school
1) Top student in each class (accuracy at least 80%)
2)Top ten students in the school
*No announcements for Kindergarten or 1st grades until after Christmas.
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are awarded at the end of the year for the top ten students in the
school and for each classroom winner. Applicable prizes will be awarded
for the top three students
of the year--(a book, bookstore gift certificate, etc.)
will be recognizing students who make gains with their reading through
the AR tests and the STAR test. Special events are planned.
AR Celebration will involve a big day at the end of school. And
also, after each nine weeks ends, we will award prizes for points
achieved in the Media Center. We also plan to have smaller celebrations
for the first, second and third nine weeks, such as popcorn and movie,
games, making a craft, or maybe a local field trip.
Governor's Reading Award
receive an award for having read 20 books. Documentation must be turned
in to claim the award. It is given on Award's Day at the end of the
Birthday Book Club
a reminder...You may donate $10 to the library which allows your child
to choose a book to be placed in the library in his or her name. A
bookplate is placed in the front of the book, and your child is the
first to check out the book. We announce the donation during morning
minimum number of books a student MUST read to participate in the AR
celebration is 10 in grades 1-2 and 5 in grades 3-5 on student’s reading
level with 80% accuracy. Individual goals should reflect a student’s
ability-- not just a number that everyone has to reach.