Do you want to check out books from the Claxton Library?  You still can!  Here is how:

    Go to our Destiny Discover page and find some books.  You can search in the search bar, by genre, or browse our new books.  There are collections, including Beginning Readers and featured authors.  You can even search eBooks and audiobooks.  Be sure to notice the difference between physical books, eBooks, and audiobooks when searching.

    Place your books on hold.  You can now have up to 5 books at a time.

    I will pull the books each afternoon and have them ready for the next morning.

    Books will be bagged up with your name on it, and put on our cart outside the back library door, at the car rider line, from 8:30 - 3:00 each day.  You can keep your books for up to 3 weeks now!

    Return your books in the return box there and then reserve 5 more!

    Books are quarantined for 1 week after return for safety


    Go to our Destiny Page to get started.

    Click on this link for a Video Tutorial on how to do this.

    Claxton Library Curbside Pickup

Media center with books
  • Battle of the Books


    Hello, 4th and 5th Grade Families!

    Is your child interested in joining Battle of the Books?  Battle of the Books is a fun reading competition open to all 4th and 5th graders.  You do not have to be the best reader or the quickest reader, but you must enjoy reading.  If you do, this may be the club for you. 

    This year all of the meetings and competitions will be online.  Kids will be responsible for reading the 15 books on the list and answering questions about those books in a quiz-style format.  The list of books can be found here.  The Claxton library has copies of all the books and there are copies of these books in eBook format on the Library page.  Out of all of the participants, 12 kids will make the final team, which will compete against other GCS schools, virtually, in March 2021.

    Please fill out this survey so that I can gauge interest and commitment.  This lets me know if we are going to be able to have a team meeting virtually.  Filling out the survey and attending the first several meetings does NOT commit your child to being on the team.  The first few are a way to see if this is something they may be interested in doing.  Kids who stay on, though, are expected to be at all meetings and read the 15 books in the list in order to have a chance at one of the 12 spots on the team.

    In this survey, there is a section on times and days your child will be available to meet.  These are all after school times.  Please fill this out with your child so that it is as accurate as possible. 


    Survey Link

    Battle of the Books List


Claxton Media Center - Mission and Objectives

  • Media Center Mission:

    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 Objectives:

    • Support and encourage students' participation in the Guilford County Schools "GCS Read 30" Reading Initiative and the Claxton Reading Program. Students will be challenged to read at least 30 minutes a day, thereby increasing vocabulary and fluency as well as building a love of reading.
    • 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. Our Five-Year Collection Development Plan includes genres and specific selections from teachers, students and parents.