Welcome to Fairview's Media Center!
Media Specialist: Mrs. Adkins
The focus of our Library Program is to support students and staff in learning and teaching by creating an environment that…
- Encourages a love of reading and an appreciation for literature;
- Fosters critical thinking skills to find, evaluate and use information;
- Facilitates access to quality curricular resources.
Media Center Goals:
- Support and encourage students' participation in the Guilford County Schools "GCS Read 30" Reading Initiative.
- Continually improve the quality of the library collection through purchasing new, relevant, books and other types of publications that students will enjoy reading for pleasure and information
- Who checks out books?
- Kindergartners and first graders check out one print book at a time. Second through third graders may check out two print books at a time for personal reading. Fourth and fifth graders may check out up to three print books at a time. In addition, if teachers assign a title for reading groups or research, they may check out additional books.
- All students may check out up to five ebooks through Destiny with their student login information. The eBooks will disappear from the account two weeks from checkout, overdue books just can't happen with eBooks!
- When are circulation times?
- Open circulation time is from 7:10 to 7:45 a.m.
- Scholars can also check out books during their scheduled Media classes.
- When are books due?
- Books are due two weeks from the checkout date. If the book is not in high demand, the student may renew the book.
- What happens if a book is damaged, lost or overdue?
- Torn pages, loose bindings and damaged covers can all be repaired in the media center with special library tapes and glues. Please send damaged books back to the media center and do not repair them at home. We can also replace missing spine and barcode labels. Here are some examples of the types of damage that may not be repairable: missing pages, water-damaged covers and pages, chewed or missing covers, pages stuck together with food or other substances, and marks that obscure words or illustrations.
- Students are expected to pay for books that are lost or damaged beyond repair.
- We do not charge overdue fines.
- What if I have a book from another school?
- All Guilford County Schools use the Destiny circulation and catalog system. If your child transfers to Fairview without returning books from another GCS school, it shows up on Destiny in our media center. Mrs. Adkins will be glad to assist you in returning the books or explaining the payment procedure so that your student can retain full media center privileges at Fairview.
About Mrs. Adkins:
Hello everyone! This is my first year at Fairview as the media specialist. I have worked in elementary school classrooms for the past ten years. I am super excited to be at Fairview and to work with our scholars. I am hoping to instill a love of books and reading in scholars, while also showing them that the media center is not just for books. I enjoy teaching students with hands-on experiences that encourage students to communicate with others, collaborate, create, and use critical thinking skills.