ALES Media Center Information
Open Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Student check out 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Media Center Phone: 678-344-5397
Visiting the Media Center
All students who come to the Media Center are expected to be curious, kind, and respectful.
- Students who self-select books are more likely to love reading and become better readers.
- In addition to selecting books for academic knowledge, students are encouraged to select books for reading enjoyment.
- Encouraging our children to read what they love and read for fun is the most important job we can do if we want them to be lifelong readers.
If you need special assistance due to a physical or learning disability, please let us know. We will be happy to accommodate you in any way that we can.
Goals, Mission, and Philosophy
Media Center Goals
- To encourage students to become life-long learners.
- To instill a love of reading.
- To teach information literacy skills through the use of technology and other resources.
In an inviting atmosphere, the Media Center will provide students with a wide range of educational materials on appropriate levels of difficulty in a variety of formats with a diversity of appeal. These materials will enrich and support the curriculum while meeting the needs of both students and faculty.
The Media Center strives to be a friendly, inviting place operating as the hub and heart of the school. It should be a place the school community turns to for materials and for the location, understanding, and use of information. Collaboration with teachers will provide students with the skills needed to enable them to become life-long learners, savvy users of information, and enthusiastic readers. These combined efforts will result in an enhanced curriculum and improved student performances.
Student Check Out Policy
- Kindergarten and 1st grade: 1 book for 2 weeks
- 2nd through 5th Grades: 2 books for 2 weeks
- 2nd through 5th Grades: may check out magazines for 2 weeks
- If a student would like to keep a book longer, they may be renewed as long as the student has no overdue or lost books.
- Starting in October, students may also earn the opportunity to check out an additional book as long as they have proven to be responsible and shown enthusiasm for reading.
Overdue / Lost / Damaged Books
- We do not charge for overdue books.
- However, students will not be allowed to check out any more books until all overdue books are returned.
Lost or Damaged Policy
- If a student loses or damages a book, they will be charged $15 for a hardback book, $5 for a paperback book or magazine. Fines are collected to support the cost of replacement.
- Students will not be allowed to check out any more books until fines are paid.
- If a student has lost or damaged a book, request the book to be marked "Lost" by the Media Staff, and then you will be able to pay by credit card on MyPaymentsPlus.
- If a lost book is found and returned to the Media Center, and has been paid for, a refund will be issued.