• Take 5! Summer Checkouts

    The BES Media Center invites students to borrow up to five books of their choice over the summer.

    In order to check out books for the summer, students must:

    • Be a rising 1st-5th grader at Burnette for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year.
    • Return all materials borrowed during the current school year (all books due Friday, May 14)
    • Have a clean library record- all materials returned and fines paid
    • Fill out the permission form (see below)
    • Agree to turn in all book to the BES Media Center by Friday, August 13, 2021

    Students will visit the Media Center to choose their summer reading books on Monday or Tuesday, May 24 & 25. 

    Digital students are invited to choose books, too! We will contact our digital families to sign up for a time to visit after we receive the permission slip.

    If you have questions, please contact Traci Costilow: traci.costilow@gcpsk12.org

  • Summer Reading

    Keep on reading this summer! Log 600 or more reading minutes on Biblionasium from now through July 31 to earn a ticket to visit the Bookmobile in August!  Learn how to log reading minutes by watching the video here.

    You can also participate in the Gwinnett County Public Library and explore a Whale of a Tale!

    Here's some information:

    Tails & Tales: Summer Reading Challenge

    Grades K-12th 

    Log the minutes you spend reading this summer to earn points towards awesome prizes. Every minute spent reading earns you one point and, if you’re up for an extra challenge, you can earn even more points for earning our animal-inspired Activity Badges. With enough points, you could win up to four books this summer, or maybe even one of our Grand Prizes: a virtual visit with a live animal and a trip for 5 for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Yellow River Wildlife Sanctuary! 

    • Earn 350 points - Win a free book!
    • Earn 700 points - Win a second free book!
    • Earn 1400 points - Win a third free book and earn an entry into our Grand Prize raffle!

    Earn 3200 points - Win a fourth free book and earn another entry into our Grand Prize raffle. All prizes are while supplies last.

    When we return to school, GCPL will send me a list of students from Burnette who participated and how many minutes each student logged.  Students who log more than 600 minutes this summer will earn a ticket to visit the Bookmobile in August!

    Click here to access Beanstack and log your child's reading minutes through the Gwinnett County Public Library!

    Keep on reading, BES!

  • Three in a Row

    The Three in a Row Challenge is exclusively for our third grade students.

    Read three chapter books in any series, such as:

    Scream Street

    Heidi Hecklebeck

    Judy Moody

    Just Grace

    Alvin Ho

    Encyclopedia Brown

    and log the books in your Biblionasium to earn this special paw.

    Three in a Row

  • Readers Rally Challenge

    Our Readers Rally challenge goes through May 7.

    This challenge is for our fourth and fifth grade students.

    Students may choose books to read from a list in our Biblionasium challenge. 

    Again, students who complete this challenge and a reflection will win a tshirt!

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  • Readers Among Us Challenge

    Students have until May 7 to read two mystery books

    and log them in the Readers Among Us challenge

    in Biblionasium.

    Completing this challenge earns you

    an exclusive Readers Among Us reading paw!

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