Our Media Center

  • Harbins Media Center
    Mr. Connor and Mrs. Aldridge
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  • Book Wishlist

    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.

  •  Digital Resources

     

    Branch Out Video

    The Branch out show

    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
    Book Checkouts
     
    To accommodate COVID-19 and keeping our kids healthy, students will be allowed to check out three books for Kindergarten through 5th grade this year. Students will also be allowed to keep them for up to three weeks. Three books for three weeks, starting the week of August 31st.
     
    In-Person Students
    Students that are returning in-person will have books delivered to their classroom teacher. Books will be checked out to students by placing books on hold through Destiny Discover. See the How To videos in the slideshow below. Parents, please help your chid(ren) with this process.
     
    Digital Students
     
    Digital students have a schedule made to allow curbside pickup based on your last name. Enter the Harbins' parking lot that leads to the car rider line. Parents should remain in their cars. Staff members will assist students with loading and unloading from cars by directing traffic. Books will be spread out on tables by grade level groups. Students will point to the books they want to check out. This touch-free process is similar to the summer Book Mobile. Students may also place books on hold through Destiny Discover. See the How To videos.
     
    To practice social distancing guidelines, we ask that you bring your child(ren) according to the schedule below. Students should wear a mask. For quicker checkout, please write the student's first and last name on a piece of paper. 
     
    Curbside Pickup:
     
    Wednesdays 11:45am-12:45pm
    **If there is a change in schedule due to early release, holiday, etc. check the Peek on Sundays for more information.
     
    Destiny Discover

    *All holds pulled off shelves will be held for a maximum of two weeks and reshelved if not picked up after being notified.

    destiny discover for students and parents

    Book Returns
    Email the media specialist, Mr. Connor, if you have any questions
     
    In-Person Students
    Students will return their books in their classroom.
     
    Digital Students
    Parents will return their child(ren)'s books in a book return to be located outside the doors to the front lobby or be returned on the day of their scheduled curbside checkout.

    cart located at 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.

    Click here for a video on how to cite resources in Google Docs

    Lost Books

    Lost books are $15 per hardback and $5 per paperback
    **Note-Lost books/fines need to be paid for via MyPaymentsPlus. Replacement books must be purchased through funds generated through MyPaymentsPlus or county-directed funds.

    Behavior

    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.

    Readers Rally:
     
    It has been decided that the Gwinnett County Readers Rally event for February 2021 is postponed until 2022. As disappointing as this news might be for avid participants of our annual event, the safety and concern for all students, coaches, and volunteers was the committee’s main priority.
    For 2021-2022:
    The 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. For current 3rd and 4th graders at Harbins, the book lists for this school year will remain the same for the 2022 event and are available for checkout. Get a head start on next year!

    Readers Rally Books 

    Title

    Author

    Genre

    Copyright

    Pages

    Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire

    John August

    Fantasy

    2018

    318

    Blended

    Sharon Draper

    Realistic Fiction

    2018

    308

    Calico Girl

    Jerdine Nolen

    Historical Fiction

    2017

    164

    Elephant Thief, The

    Jane Kerr

    Historical Fiction

    2018

    308

    Fuzzy

    Tom Angleberger & Paul Dellinger

    Science Fiction

    2018

    263

    Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

    Dusti Bowling

    Realistic Fiction

    2017

    262

    Lifeboat 12

    Susan Hood

    Historical Fiction

    2018

    314

    Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring

    Angela Cervantes

    Mystery

    2018

    220

    Restart

    Gordon Korman

    Realistic Fiction

    2017

    243

    Saving Fiona: The Story of the World's Most Famous Baby Hippo

    Thane Maynard

    Non-Fiction

    2018

    48

    Sergeant Reckless : The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero

    Patricia McCormick

    Non-fiction

    2017

    33

    Sweep : The Story of a Girl and Her Monster

    Jonathan Auxier

    Fantasy

    2018

    344

    Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas

    Gwendolyn Hooks

    Biography

    2016

    32

    Watch Hollow

    Gregory Funaro

    Fantasy

    2019

    246

    Watchdog

    Will McIntosh

    Science Fiction

    2017

    185

    Coaches

    Keith Connor (Media Specialist)
    Melinda Kelly (SLP Teacher)
    Cindy Parker (Gifted Teacher)

     


     

    Digital Resources

  • Digital Resources

  • Branch Out Video

    The Branch Out Show
  • 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
  • Branch Out Video

    The Branch out show

  • Book Checkouts

    To accommodate COVID-19 and keeping our kids healthy, students will be allowed to check out three books for Kindergarten through 5th grade this year. Students will also be allowed to keep them for up to three weeks. Three books for three weeks, starting the week of August 31st.
     
    In-Person Students
    Students that are returning in-person will have books delivered to their classroom teacher. Books will be checked out to students by placing books on hold through Destiny Discover. See the How To videos in the slideshow below. Parents, please help your chid(ren) with this process.
     
    Digital Students
     
    Digital students have a schedule made to allow curbside pickup based on your last name. Enter the Harbins' parking lot that leads to the car rider line. Parents should remain in their cars. Staff members will assist students with loading and unloading from cars by directing traffic. Books will be spread out on tables by grade level groups. Students will point to the books they want to check out. This touch-free process is similar to the summer Book Mobile. Students may also place books on hold through Destiny Discover. See the How To videos.
     
    To practice social distancing guidelines, we ask that you bring your child(ren) according to the schedule below. Students should wear a mask. For quicker checkout, please write the student's first and last name on a piece of paper. 
     
    Curbside Pickup:
     
    Wednesdays 11:45am-12:45pm
    **If there is a change in schedule due to early release, holiday, etc. check the Peek on Sundays for more information.
  • Destiny Discover

    *All holds pulled off shelves will be held for a maximum of two weeks and reshelved if not picked up after being notified.

    destiny discover for students and parents

  • Book Returns

    Email the media specialist, Mr. Connor, if you have any questions
     
    In-Person Students
    Students will return their books in their classroom.
     
    Digital Students
    Parents will return their child(ren)'s books in a book return to be located outside the doors to the front lobby or be returned on the day of their scheduled curbside checkout.

    cart located at front doors

  • Readers Rally

    It has been decided that the Gwinnett County Readers Rally event for February 2021 is postponed until 2022. As disappointing as this news might be for avid participants of our annual event, the safety and concern for all students, coaches, and volunteers was the committee’s main priority.

    For 2021-2022:
    The 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. For current 3rd and 4th graders at Harbins, the book lists for this school year will remain the same for the 2022 event and are available for checkout. Get a head start on next year!

    Readers Rally Books 

    Title

    Author

    Genre

    Copyright

    Pages

    Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire

    John August

    Fantasy

    2018

    318

    Blended

    Sharon Draper

    Realistic Fiction

    2018

    308

    Calico Girl

    Jerdine Nolen

    Historical Fiction

    2017

    164

    Elephant Thief, The

    Jane Kerr

    Historical Fiction

    2018

    308

    Fuzzy

    Tom Angleberger & Paul Dellinger

    Science Fiction

    2018

    263

    Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

    Dusti Bowling

    Realistic Fiction

    2017

    262

    Lifeboat 12

    Susan Hood

    Historical Fiction

    2018

    314

    Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring

    Angela Cervantes

    Mystery

    2018

    220

    Restart

    Gordon Korman

    Realistic Fiction

    2017

    243

    Saving Fiona: The Story of the World's Most Famous Baby Hippo

    Thane Maynard

    Non-Fiction

    2018

    48

    Sergeant Reckless : The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero

    Patricia McCormick

    Non-fiction

    2017

    33

    Sweep : The Story of a Girl and Her Monster

    Jonathan Auxier

    Fantasy

    2018

    344

    Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas

    Gwendolyn Hooks

    Biography

    2016

    32

    Watch Hollow

    Gregory Funaro

    Fantasy

    2019

    246

    Watchdog

    Will McIntosh

    Science Fiction

    2017

    185

    Coaches

    Keith Connor (Media Specialist)
    Melinda Kelly (SLP Teacher)
    Cindy Parker (Gifted Teacher)

  • 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.

    Click here for a video on how to cite resources in Google Docs

  • Lost Books

    Lost books are $15 per hardback and $5 per paperback
    **Note-Lost books/fines need to be paid for via MyPaymentsPlus. Replacement books must be purchased through funds generated through MyPaymentsPlus or county-directed funds.

  • Behavior

    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.

  • 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.

    Click here for a video on how to cite resources in Google Docs

    Lost Books

    Lost books are $15 per hardback and $5 per paperback
    **Note-Lost books/fines need to be paid for via MyPaymentsPlus. Replacement books must be purchased through funds generated through MyPaymentsPlus or county-directed funds.

    Behavior

    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.