LEAP Media Messenger

Fall 2013

Welcome to Our First Edition!

Dear Leaphart Teachers and Parents,

Welcome to the first edition of the Media Messenger! Media Messenger is our new quarterly media center newsletter, where I will share media center news, reminders, celebrations, and new resources. I am looking forward to an exciting year filled with great things in the media center!

Happy Reading!

Diane Huck and Shelley Williams, Media Specialist

New Resources in the Media Center!

We have some exciting new online resources available at Leaphart! Did you know that each student and teacher at Leaphart can login to our library catalog (Destiny Quest), where they can access eBooks, subscription databases, and even social media content? Students can access this content by using their Novell login. Teachers will need to stop by the media center to quickly set up their accounts. In addition to our growing eBook collection, we also now have PebbleGo- the electronic equivalent of Pebble Books, and we have two new sports databases- Inside the NFL and Inside the MLB- through Abdo Publishing. Login to your account and enjoy these new resources!

Cocky's Reading Express

Leaphart started off the 13-14 school year with a surprise visit from Cocky's Reading Express. Cocky's Reading Express is a program sponsored by the SC Center for Children's Books and Literacy and USC student government. Kindergarten and first grade students attended a special program, received a new book, and got to meet Cocky!


Leaphart students love to read! This year we will be participating in Book It, a national reading incentive program sponsored by Pizza Hut. Students can track their reading, participate in classroom activities, and win coupons for free pizza.

Reading with the Gamecocks

Reading with the Gamecocks is a program sponsored by Coach Dawn Staley and the women's basketball team. This program takes place in three phases, where students track their daily reading in order to win basketball tickets and other prizes. Round 1 begins on October 9th.

Scholastic Instructor Magazine

Teachers, did you know that we are now receiving Instructor magazine in the media center. This magazine contains loads of resources, classroom ideas, standards-based lesson plans, and tons of other tips for teachers. Stop by the media center to take a peek and make some copies!

Book Fair is Coming! 11/12/13 - 11/18/13

The Book Fair will be at Leaphart November 12-18, 2013. There will be lots of great books to choose from! Students will have the opportunity to shop at the book fair during their regular library time. Parents may also visit the book fair with their child on our annual Family Literacy Night, which will be held on Thursday, November 14th. We hope to see you there!

Notes and Reminders

In the Leaphart Media Center, we strive to instill a love of books and reading in all of our students. Students visit the library weekly according to their class schedule, but are also welcome to visit anytime during school hours. We encourage students to check out books as often as possible, and we love to hear them recommending books to classmates. Keep Reading, Students!

Teachers: please remember to have your library books delivered to the media center no later than 8:10 on your library day. We strive to be prepared when your class arrives.