Florence Elementary Media Center


    Summer Reading 2021   

    Summer Reading Challenge

         Are you ready for the challenge?  Your challenge is to read 900 minutes this summer! That is 30 minutes per day for 30 days. All students who complete the challenge will receive a FREE ticket to the Kersey Valley Maize Adventure. Its a corn field cut to resemble a maze and the players must find their way out of the maze. Sound easy? It is challenging and FUN!

         Use Destiny to check out some ebooks (directions below) or drop by your local public library to check out some great print books. All public libraries are also offering summer reading programs complete with prizes and special programs!

         Download and print your reading log to get started!

    Reading log English

    Reading log Spanish

    Turn in your reading log to your classroom teacher by September 1, 2021 or submit your minutes below at the google link. 900 minutes are required to win a ticket to the Kersey Valley Corn Maize. GCS students must use their google login to submit reading minutes.

    Submit reading minutes here (Beginning July 5, 2021)


  • Ebooks, Audiobooks, & More

    Looking to check out some great books? Head over to Destiny Discover to browse through over 5,000 ebooks, audiobooks, and more! 


    Destiny Discover

    Username: GCS student id number

    Password: birthday (mmddyyyy)

    NC Kids Digital Library

    Username: GCS student id number

    Password: Birth month + birth year

    Example: 1/22/2006 = 0106

    High Point Public Library/Greensboro Public Library

    Username: GCS student id number

    Password: Birth month + birth year

    Example: 1/22/2006 = 0106


  • Research 

    Looking for current, reliable information? Check out the following places.


    NCWiseOwl (Password required)




Battle of the Books

  •    BOB is for 4th and 5th-grade students who love to read. Those students who participate in Battle of the Books (BOB) read books from a list established by the state Battle of the Books committee. 

       At Florence, we meet after the school day as a club and participate in a quiz-bowl-style tournaments to test our knowledge of these books.

       In January, our club is narrowed down to 12 students who represent Florence at the district BOB competition in March. For the year 2020-21, all our practices are virtual, as well as the competition in March.

       If you are interested in participating, begin reading the books now. Here is a list of all books. All titles are available in Destiny Discover either as an ebook or an audiobook.


     BOB Booklist 2020-21


     Destiny Discover Books, Ebooks, and More!

    Username: GCS student number

    Password: birthday (mmddyyyy) 

    Forget your username? No problem! Use our guest login credentials!

    username: cowboy

    password: cowboy


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Congratulations to our BOB Team 2020

BOB Team

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