Media Center
  • Media Center Policies

    The Northern Elementary Media Center hours are from 7:30 am - 2:00 pm on school days. Kindergarten students may check out one book at a time; students in grades 1 through 5 may check out two books. We do not charge fines for overdue books, but lost or damaged books should be paid for so that we can replace the items. If paying buy check, please make checks payable to Northern Elementary (once paid for, the item will become your property). Please let me know if you have any questions.

     Summer Reading Incentives and Programs

    Students reading 900 minutes or more this summer will earn a pass to Kersey Valley this fall. The incentive runs from June 11 through August 25th and all minutes must be reported by Friday, Sept. 6. Mrs. Farrell will send out a link monthly to help you record your  child's reading minutes. For those students reading more than 1,200 minutes this summer, NES will be awarding some fun prizes as well. Each student reading more than 1,200 minutes will earn a homework-pass 4-pack as well as the chance to dunk a staff member during school before our annual Fall Festival. In addition, they can also earn a chance for some other great prizes, including a pizza lunch with the principals, pieing Mrs. Farrell or winning some great new books! Please watch your email this summer for more information.

    Click here for information about summer reading incentive programs in Guilford County.

    Follett eBooks Available

         Students may access eBooks for use on computers and digital devices at home or anywhere they have internet access. Simply click on the Destiny link to the right to access to more than 5,000 eBooks. To check a book out, students will need to know their student ID number (username) and their birthdate --mmddyyyy (password).

     Access to the eBooks is also available through the  the GCS app. This app is free and available for most mobile devices. Please let me know if you have any questions or problems accessing our eBook collection! This is a great resource for leisure reading as well as for research projects.


    EBOB for 2019-20


    Congratulations to our 2018-19 EBOB Team! These hardworking kids placed first in GCS out of 55 teams, and third in the region out of 14 teams.

    Students interested in participating in the 2019-20 program should have already turned in a participation form as they have required work to do over the summer. Students participating are required to read 5 books from their chosen group and complete a journal entry for each of those books. Contact Mrs. Farrell at if you have any questions. Meetings will continue to be held on Mondays at 2:30 in the media center.  Information about the competition at UNCG is TBD. 

    Click here for a list of the 2019-20 book list 


    Book Fair News!

    Our fall book fair will be a whole school event this year! Our theme is Arctic Adventure: There is Snow Much to Read! It will be a great chance to warm up with a new book. Students will preview the fair during school on Friday, Nov. 15, with the fair kicking of with our Family Night event from 5:30-7:30 pm. Shopping days are Monday, Nov. 18 - Friday, Nov. 22, from 7:30 am -2:30 pm. Donuts for Dads will be on Wednesday, Nov.  20. We will have a Parents Only shopping night (no kids allowed -- childcare will be provided) on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 5:00-6:30 pm. 

    This is our only Book Fair this year so please help us make it a huge success!

    Thank you for your support!