Media Messages

Parent Newsletter - April/May 2015

Help Stop the Summer Reading Slide

Summer vacation is almost here! Are you looking for a way to keep your child reading this summer? Encourage your child to participate in Central's Summer Reading Bingo Challenge. If your child completes the card, he/she will be invited to attend a party luncheon at the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year. For more information on Central's summer reading challenge please visit CMS's web site at

2015-2016 Young Hoosier Book Award Nominees

Far Far Away by Tom McNeal

The Fellowship for Alien Detection by Kevin Emerson

The Girl from Felony Bay by J.E. Thompson

The Great Trouble by Deborah Hopkinson

The Heartbreak Messenger by Alexander Vance

Hidden Summer by Gin Phillips

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

Infestation by Timothy J. Bradley

Jinx by Sage Blackwood

The Living by Matt De La Pena

The Lost Kingdom by Matthew J. Kirby

Odette’s Secrets by Maryann Macdonald

The Right Fight by Chris Lynch

Sasquatch in the Paint by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The School for Good and Evil by Saman Chainani

A Summer of Sundays by Lindsay Eland

Sure Signs of Crazy by Karen Harrington

Time Fetch by Amy Herrick

Twerp by Mark Goldblatt

Unbreakable by Kami Garcia

Options for Summer Reading

Follettshelf Audiobooks and eBooks

Follett Audiobooks/eBooks are a downloadable audiobook/eBook collection. Audiobooks/eBooks can be streamed online or the app can be downloaded onto a mobile device. Our library has a growing collection of digital audio books/eBooks.

Visit our Follettshelf Audiobook/eBook library at and log in with student Destiny username & password (student id#) to read or listen online, or download the free Follett Brytewave K-12 app and fill in URL: wbb09413. There is a direct link to our Follettshelf located on Central's website under the library tab.

For more information, please contact the media specialist.

Hoosier Family of Readers
For a huge selection of eBooks go to -

For "school name," start typing Hoosier, then select Hoosier Family of Readers; use

"read" (lower case) as both the username and password. Spanish readers may click on the advanced tab to the right. Check the Español box and select additional options to find just the right books.

Bartholomew County Public Library Summer Reading Information

Double the rewards of reading and check out the summer reading club at the Bartholomew County Public Library (BCPL) which runs from Jun. 1 - Aug. 7.

Below is a flyer and a one-minute video to promote the library's summer reading club.

"Every Hero Has A Story" Animation + message from Kate DiCamillo: CSLP 2015 PSA

Book Fair Results

Central loves reading! Parents, students, teachers and other community

members turned out to celebrate the joy of reading at Central's Scholastic

Book Fair held Apr. 6 - Apr. 14.

More than $950 was raised which will be used to purchase resources for the media center.

A special thanks to the following volunteers who helped make this Book Fair a success - Trista Kikendall, Liz Eder, Amy Kleffman, Bethany Sedziol, Lisa Valles and Joanne Clausen

Bookface Contest

CMS students had fun bookfacing. What is bookfacing? It's when you take a picture using a book to augment or obscure a part of the body or face. The resulting picture creates the illusion that the book and subject are one.

1st Place Winner - Face Category=>