BF GRADY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLMedia CenterSarah Swartz-Digital Learning & Media CoordinatorContact: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 252-568-5014Welcome to our library! I am a lifelong reader, and my passion is to share that love of reading with all the students who enter our doors. In my professional experience, I have learned just how important reading is in order for children to succeed in all areas of school and life. One of the ways I try to promote reading is to talk with students to learn what types of books interest them. Our library collection includes a healthy balance of various types of books to ensure that students get to read the fun books they love, but are also exposed to higher quality books that challenge them to grow as readers. To search our card catalog, please follow the link here:You will then click the link for B.F. GRADYELEMENTARY SCHOOL.**Please Read--Important InformationRegarding AR Testing**Our school has recently undergone an upgrade to our Renaissance Learning website, so it may look a little different! One good thing about this: students may now take Accelerated Reader tests from home! They may access the Renaissance Place website through the Student Toolbox, on either our B.F. Grady or the Duplin County Schools' home pages.
BFG Parent Note: If your child does not know his/her username or password, please email me for assistance. Thank you!One way we are able to keep our collection current is through the financial support of our school district. We are so fortunate to have local leaders who see the value in making budget decisions that support our library programs and allow us to purchase current reading materials each year. We also hold a Scholastic Book Fair each year and use the profits to purchase additional books and resources for the library. Check this page for book fair dates and other information.MakerspaceWe have a dedicated room in our library for our Makerspace. This is an area that provides a variety or resources for students to use independently or in small groups. The purpose of the Makerspace is to promote 21st Century Learning skills. All the resources and activities are inquiry-based or "hands-on," and require students to use cognitive reasoning skills and problem-solving skills.Students can choose to design and create with art/craft materials or they can use the 3D printer, Greenscreen video, and claymation animation videography, just to name a few. Or they may choose to complete cognitive challenges, conduct experiments, or create digital coding with Lego Robotic and Spheros.The mission of the BF Grady Library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. The program is designed to support, complement, and enhance the mission, goals, objectives and strategies of the total school system.
At BF Grady, our Media Center is open during the school day. Our flexible schedule allows student visits anytime during the day, with permission from their teacher. Students have scheduled visits to the Media Center once a week with their English/Language Arts Class, as well.
Students are allowed to borrow up to five books for two weeks, and may adjust that number, if necessary, with special permission from their classroom teacher and the Media Coordinator.