Library Media Center Resources

  • The collection has been developed and organized to provide access to resources that meet the information and literary needs of our students, teachers and staff. Resources support, enrich and help implement the school's educational program. Selected materials include varying levels of difficulty, appeal to diverse interests, and present various points of view. Access is provided to resources within and beyond the school walls through networked computers in the Media Center, Computer Lab and classrooms.

    Our Library Media Center Offers

    • fiction and nonfiction books that support the curriculum
    • professional books
    • videos for instruction
    • computer software

    Accelerate Reader 

    This web-based program helps students monitor the books they read outside of class. When students have finished reading a book, they take a reading comprehension, vocabulary or literacy quiz on the book. Scores are saved toward the student's quarterly point goal. Students who read more will become better readers. They will read with better comprehension and greater fluency. The Accelerated Reader website enables students to check their reading record and follow their progress. The site has more than 120,000 quizzes. Books from the school library, public library or a book you've purchased probably have an AR quiz. To check, search the AR Book Finder.

    Magazines for Students

    • Click
    • Cobblestone
    • Kids Discover
    • National Geographic for Kids
    • Odyssey
    • Ranger Rick
    • Sports Illustrated for Kids
    • Your Big Backyard
    • Zoo Books

    Magazines for Teachers

    • Book Links
    • Connected Newsletter: The K-12 Guide to Technology Integration
    • Macworld
    • Mailbox Preschool
    • Mailbox Kindergarten
    • Mailbox Primary
    • Mailbox Intermediate

    Computer

    Newspapers

    • Alexandria Gazette
    • The Washington Post