Our Media Center
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.
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 CheckoutsTo 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 StudentsStudents 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 StudentsDigital 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.
Book ReturnsEmail the media specialist, Mr. Connor, if you have any questions
In-Person StudentsStudents will return their books in their classroom.Digital StudentsParents 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.
Readers RallyIt 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
Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire
Elephant Thief, The
Tom Angleberger & Paul Dellinger
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus
Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring
Saving Fiona: The Story of the World's Most Famous Baby Hippo
Sergeant Reckless : The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero
Sweep : The Story of a Girl and Her Monster
Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas
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.
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.
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.