Our Media Center
Any student, teacher, or community member may request a book be ordered for the media center collection by filling out the Google form below. All suggestions will be given consideration by the media committee for addition to the media program.
Media Center Goals
- cultivate a love of reading
- facilitating the effective use of technology
- provide up-to-date resources that cover the AKS
- encourage students to be life-long learners
- teach students to become ethical users of print and electronic resources
- create a fun-filled, common learning area
Students are expected to follow the T.I.G.E.R. Traits (Trust, Integrity, Growth, Effort, & Respect). Students will follow the same expectations that are exhibited in the classroom.
Book Check Outs and Returns
Students will visit the media center with their class to check out books. Each grade level may check out the following amount of books:
- Kindergarten & 1st Grade - 1 book
- 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Grades - 2 books
- 5th Grade - 3 books
Students will return library books in their classrooms in the morning. Teachers will then send the books from the classroom to the media center.
Digital students are still an integral part of our school. Each student learning digitally has the opportunity to check out books by placing them on hold. These books will be checked out to the student and may be picked up at the front desk. Books may then be returned to the book cart located just outside of the front doors.
Online Research Library
Doing research? Did you want to find access to our databases which include encyclopedias, ebooks (Tumblebooks and Bookflix), and more? Access your eClass account and click on the Online Research Library icon.
Click here for a video on how to cite resources in Google Docs
Paying for Lost/Damaged Books
Lost books are $15 per hardback and $5 per paperback. All replacement books must be purchased through funds generated in MyPaymentsPlus or county-directed funds.
Harbins Elementary has gone cashless. All fines from the media center will be handled in MyPaymentsPlus. Any Harbins’ book that is returned in good condition, and in a timely manner, will have a refund generated. Click on the Google Slide below for instructions.
Readers RallyThe Gwinnett Readers Rally is a quiz bowl style competition for students and is offered to 4th and 5th grade students at Harbins. Students read books from a predetermined list and answer questions about those books. Each Gwinnett County school may send up to 10 players to the Readers Rally. Information about practice times will be updated soon.
Readers Rally Books
Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire
Elephant Thief, The
Tom Angleberger & Paul Dellinger
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus
Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring
Saving Fiona: The Story of the World's Most Famous Baby Hippo
Sergeant Reckless : The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero
Sweep : The Story of a Girl and Her Monster
Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas
Keith Connor (Media Specialist)
Melinda Kelly (SLP Teacher)
Cindy Parker (Gifted Teacher)
Aldijana Ajanovic (SPED teacher)
Kerry Shepherd (TST)