Media Center Information

  • Media Specialist:  Jenny Stark
    Media Clerk:  Rhonda Honea

    Phone:  (678) 745-2300
    Fax:  (678) 745-2348
    E-Mail Ms. Stark

Welcome!

  • The mission of the North Gwinnett Middle School media program is to pursue excellence in all areas by encouraging reading for pleasure as well as for information acquisition; building responsible creators and consumers of information; providing collaborative, inquiry-driven learning experiences; and creating a welcoming environment designed to encourage exploration and discovery.

  • General Information

    MEDIA CENTER HOURS

    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Tuesdays & Fridays: 8:55 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    If you are attending Study Hall on Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday, you must bring a school assignment to complete.

     

    CHECKOUT

    • Students may check out three items at a time. Books are loaned for two weeks; magazines are loaned for one week. Students may place items on hold in the media center.
    • We encourage students to return books within the two week check-out period as a courtesy to other students who may be waiting to utilize those items. Overdue fines will not be charged; however, students will be expected to pay fines for lost books. Hardbacks are $20.00. Paperbacks are $10.00.

  • Book Fair

    Book Fair March 2-6, 2020

    Support the Book Fair! March 2-6, 2020

    Add money to your child's eWallet to purchase items from the Book Fair! No need to send cash, card, or checks.

    1. Visit the Scholastic Fair Finder and search for North Gwinnett Middle School.
    2. Click "Get Started" in the "Go Cash Free!" section. Follow the prompts to create an account.
    3. Input student name, LA teacher, and dollar or item restrictions (ex. $30 max or "must be used for books only").

    Note: Your card will ONLY be charged for the amount used by your child. For example, if your max is $30 with a total purchase of $27.50, your card will be charged $27.50 instead of $30.

    eWallet will open for the March Book Fair on February 25th.

  • Reading Clubs and Activities

    Readers Rally is a competitive reading competition for students in Gwinnett County. Each year, students read from a set of pre-selected books in anticipation of the annual competition.

    Meeting Dates: Mondays after school until 5:30 p.m.

    Competition Info: Saturday, February 23rd at Peachtree Ridge High School

    See Mrs. Stark or Mrs. Taylor for a book list or more information.

  • Summer Reading

    Summer Reading


      Take 5 Summer Checkout

      Check out NGMS books for the summer with Take 5!

      Rising 7th & 8th checkout: May 2020

      Rising 6th checkout: Bulldog Camp


      GCPL Reading Program

      Participate in the free summer reading program at the public library! More info coming May 2020.

    • Research Assistance

      scrible logo SCRIBLE RESEARCH TOOL

      Scrible can assist you in many areas of research:

      • Citations for all resources including websites, databases, encyclopedias, books, and more.
      • Export citations into a clean Works Cited page
      • Annotate websites and other digital content with notes, comments, and interactions with other students
      • Take notes on resources that are saved and tied to original resource

      Scrible 101 Tutorial: Visit the Media Center eClass page for a FULL TUTORIAL on using Scrible.com. Note: You must use your student Google account to for Scrible.


      online research library logo ONLINE RESEARCH LIBRARY

      The Online Research Library is a collection of 50+ databases designed for student exploration and research. Sample databases include ABC-CLIO, Britannica Online School Edition, ScienceFLIX, Biography in Context, and more! To access:

      • From home: Log in to your student portal. Select "Online Research Library" from the list of apps on the right.
      • From school: Double-click the "Online Research Library" icon on your desktop.

      Additional information about the Online Research Library is located on the Media Center eClass page.

    • Copyright Q & A

      COPYRIGHT RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS

      Copyright is the exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish, sell, or distribute the matter and form of something (such as a literary, musical, or artistic work). Source: Merriam Webster

      Copyright and fair use should always be considered when creating or consuming information.

      U.S. Copyright Office: Explore frequently asked questions related to copyright and fair use.

      Copyright for Kids: Interactive website to help you navigate tricky copyright questions.

    • Helpful Parent Information

      Welcome! Thank you for visiting the Media Center page. Below is helpful information for you to reference as you assist your child at NGMS.


      How can I help my child become a better reader?

      1. Encourage your child to find books that interest him/her. Ask Mrs. Stark or a librarian at the public library for help matching books and interests!
      2. Set aside 20 minutes per day for your child to read for pleasure. Let them read any item of their choice during this time.
      3. Engage with your child about what he/she is reading. Read together or ask questions about the characters!
      4. Make reading a highlight of the day. Reading should never feel like a chore or a task to be completed.
      5. Read with your student! Look for the Article of the Week in the parent newsletter each week.  

      Volunteer Opportunities

      Parent volunteers make a difference in the Media Center. Volunteer responsibilities include assisting with check-out/check-in, shelving books, helping with special projects or displays, staffing the bi-annual book fairs. Volunteers are needed on a regular or one-time basis. Contact Mrs. Stark at for more information.