• Welcome to the Suwanee Elementary School Media Center Website

    The mission of the Suwanee Elementary School Media Center is to ensure that our students become readers, investigators, and thinkers by providing irresistible books and engaging lessons.

  • Hours and Procedures

    The Media Center is open daily from 7:45 am to 2:35 pm.

    Students can visit the library independently or in small groups once daily.

    Books are checked out for 2 weeks at a time, but can be renewed as long as they are not on hold.

    Student Checkouts:

    • Kindergarten - 1 library book
    • First Grade - 1 library book
    • Second Grade - 2 library books
    • Third Grade - 2 library books
    • Fourth Grade - 2 library books
    • Fifth Grade - 2 library books

  • Books on Hold

    We love allowing students to place popular and favorite books on hold.  

    Students in 2nd - 5th grade can place one book on hold at a time.

    Students need to log in to the media catalog using their student eCLASS login.  

    Once logged in, students should search for the book and then click the "hold" button.  If the book is available for checkout, it cannot be placed on hold.  Students can also cancel a book on hold by logging in and viewing the holds in the drop down menu.

    Once the book on hold is ready, the student's first name and first initial of last name will be on a scrolling TV slide for two days.  If the book is not picked up in 2 days, it will be given to the next person in line or returned to the shelf. 

  • Overdue and Lost Books

    Overdue Books:

    The good news is that we do not charge overdue fines.

    Parents will be emailed an overdue notice every Friday if there is an overdue book on your child's account.  

    Students will not be allowed to check out any books once one or more books becomes overdue.  This acts as a "stop" sign.  The child will "stop" checking out until he/she finds the book or pays the lost book fine.

    Fines: 

    If a hardcover library book is lost or damaged the fine is $15.00.  Most of the time, this fine does not cover the cost of a library bound book.  A lost or damaged paperback book has a fine of $5.00.  A lost or damaged magazine is $4.00.    
    You have a few options: 

    1. Pay the fine by check (made payable to Suwanee ES), cash (exact change), or request the book to be marked "lost" by the media staff so you can pay on My Payments Plus.
    2. Find the same book online and purchase a used/new hardcover book.  Library binding is preferred. 

    If the book is found within a year of the fine being paid, you will be refunded. 

  • Book Vending Machine

    In 2019, Mrs. Duncan wrote a grant to the North Gwinnett Foundation requesting a book vending machine for our school.  The grant was accepted and our PTA helped to make the purchase.  The vending machine is located in our cafeteria so that the students can see it every day.  Each month Dr. Taylor chooses a leadership word for the month.  Students focus on ways to "show" that word in action here at Suwanee.  At the end of the month, every homeroom teacher selects a child to be recognized for this leadership characteristic.  The students get a certificate and a book from the vending machine.

  • Little Free Library

    In 2017, our media specialist, Jennifer Duncan and her dad designed and built a Little Free Library for our school.   It is located in the front of the school along the sidewalk.  Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world.  It is our hope that you will visit with your child and find new books to read often.  It you are not able to "leave a book" you can just "take a book" to get started.  

    Suwanee ES Little Free Library on GCPS TV

  • Jaguar News

    Every morning beginning on Monday, August 9th, a team of five students will put on a live morning news broadcast called the "Jaguar News".  All 5th grade students are invited to apply to be on the news team at the beginning of the year.  All students that apply will have the opportunity to serve on a team as long as the homeroom teacher agrees that the student is meeting expectations in the classroom. 

    Students on broadcast will rotate through the following jobs:

    • mixer/computer
    • sound
    • teleprompter
    • anchor