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GREENE COUNTY TECH SCHOOL DISTRICT

“Investing in the Future... One Student at a Time.”

5413 West Kingshighway Paragould, Ar. 72450

870.236.2762

 

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MEDIA CENTER

  Greene County Tech Middle School

 

  Mrs. Kim Simpson - Media Specialist - (870) 215-4480 ext. 8032

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  Library Catalog is now web based and can be access from any computer.

  Patrons can view the holdings of the library and check the status of their

  account. Patrons can view their account status as well as place materials

  on hold by logging in to the Destiny system. Both the student's username

  AND password are their 5 digit number.

  To access GCT Library Catalog from your personal device (Smartphone, iPad, Android, etc.)

  1. SEARCH THE APP STORE WITH "FOLLETT"
  Destiny Quest - GCT Library Catalogs Catalist Digital - Audiobooks - See Mrs. Yates for more information.

  We only have a few classic titles available.
Follett Enlight K-12 Edition - App required to read eBooks available from our library
  eBooks available on FollettShelf

The media center at Greene County Tech Middle School is set up to participate effectively in the school's programs as it strives to meet the needs of pupils, teachers, parents, and other community members. We hope to provide students with the library materials and services most appropriate and most meaningful in their growth and development as individuals. We will strive to stimulate and guide students in all phases of their education so that they may find increasing enjoyment and satisfaction in learning and may grow in critical judgement and appreciation of literature and information.

Services offered by the media center:

  • Books for recreational reading, research and factual information
  • Audio-visual materials and equipment for educational experiences
  • Accelerated Reader Program Home Connect: AR-HomeConnect
  • Newspapers for current information on news of the hometown, community, state, and world affairs
  • Computer and CD Programs for educational experiences
  • Computer-networked Circulation/Catalog Plus Systems for student and staff use
  • Laminating posters and articles for educational use

The Media Center hours: 7:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

All sixth grade students are provided with library classes once each week with their homeroom class. All seventh grade students are encouraged to visit and use the library and its services as long as they have a hall pass; all seventh grade students must sign in when they arrive to document their attendance.

Media Center Procedures:

  • Books can be checked out for two (2) weeks. Books on reserve are checked out one day and may be renewed three (3) times. Reference books and periodicals may be checked out during the day with written permission from a classroom teacher and may also be checked out for overnight use.
  • The library is automated with the Circulation/Catalog Plus check out system. Each student will be assigned a library number for check-out purposes. Bar codes will be scanned and $1.00 fine will be charged for bar code label loss or damage.
  • Library fines are charged on books that are not returned on time. The fine is $.05 per day excluding weekends and holidays. Students will be expected to pay for books damaged, destroyed, or not returned to the library.

 

 DATABASES


CLCD  This is a single source/single search resource for librarians, teachers, parents and students from PreK through grade 12 and for Children’s Literature classes at the academic level. Users have access to over 2.5 million titles, nonfiction & fiction for PreK-12 grades with 42 quality professional review sources.

 

PRIMARY SOURCE MATERIAL 

CultureGrams
Primary source material cultural & statistical country reports, covering the world, states & Canadian provinces and includes unique information in Native recipes, interviews, photos and videos

CultureGram Kids   CultureGrams Provinces    CultureGram States    CultureGrams World

 

Student Resources – Elementary & Middle School


CultureGrams Kids 
Primary source material cultural & statistical country reports, covering the world, states & Canadian provinces and includes unique information in Native recipes, interviews, photos and videos

Early World of Learning (World Book)   An online resource for preschoolers & children in the early elementary grades that includes three interactive learning environments
Trek's Travels offers narrated stories, interactive games, and original videos that teach critical early childhood themes, including numbers, shapes, colors, opposites, and more.
Welcome to Reading provides leveled readers to develop and strengthen phonics, vocabulary, phonemic awareness, and comprehension skills. The Lexile Framework® for Reading ensures that early readers use text at their level.
Know It offers a richly visual first encyclopedia that will captivate early learners with non-fiction topics of interest and importance to them 

eLibrary Curriculum Edition
General reference collections of periodical and digital media content designed specifically for K-12 schools and libraries of all kinds, as well as two distinct subject-based collections: ProQuest® Learning: Literature and History Study Center™. Subjects covered include business, education, general interest, health, language arts, sciences, social sciences, and many other curriculum-specific subject areas.

eLibrary Elementary
General K-6 reference collections of periodical and digital media content, covering a wide range of subjects including business, education, general interest, health, language arts, sciences, social sciences, and many other curriculum-specific subject areas.

eLibrary Science
Supports the study of earth, life, physical, medical, and applied sciences providing resources K-12 and up in magazines and journals, newspapers, TV and radio transcripts, reference books, websites, images, and streaming audio/video.

World Book Complete  A single link that goes to all 9 Traveler World Book database for selection.

World Book Kids    A general reference Web site developed especially for young students with easy-to-read articles, thousands of illustrations, videos, comparison tools, and a wealth of engaging games and activities, including an atlas, interactive maps, flags, and over 200 game and activities.

World Book Student  A research tool  tailored for students in elementary & middle schools with over 40,000 encyclopedia and reference articles, 10,000 + biographies, multimedia, videos, animations and student activities.