Library Reading Resources

Find resources below to encourage continuous reading!

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POWER of READING CHALLENGE with the Gwinnett Stripers

Who loves to READ? And who loves BASEBALL? We are kicking off November with a POWER of READING CHALLENGE with the Gwinnett Stripers!


From NOW until December 31st, any student who reads four books and submits everything online through the link below will be eligible to receive a FREE ticket to a 2021 Gwinnett Stripers game!


The books read can be ANY books that the students have read; whether required or for fun!


Once your child has completed the reading, parents will complete two steps:

Step 1: Complete the online submission form at this link: https://www.milb.com/gwinnett/community/reading-challenge

Step 2: Email the titles and authors of the books to the email listed on the link.

Once those requirements are met, your child will be eligible to receive a ticket to a 2021 Stripers game.


Plus, the Gwinnett Stripers and Georgia Power will be honoring a Power Reader of the Month on their social media platforms that students could be eligible for as well.


Happy Reading!

Sugar Hill Elementary "Feed & Read" Curbside Pickup

While you are learning virtually, are you interested in curbside pickup for your lunch and library books?


Sugar Hill Elementary is offering a “Feed & Read” Curbside Service for you.This means you can pick up school lunch AND books from the media center in one visit! Details about time and days can be found by clicking on Feed & Read Curbside Pickup.

A couple of things to know about curbside pickup:


  • Please be sure your child's first and last names are in your car window.
  • Follow the bus lane to the front of the school.
  • Mrs. Teems, Dr. Doker, and Mrs. Lant will be wearing mask to deliver lunch and books to you. You will not be getting out of your car.
  • Bring any media center books to return from the previous week.
  • Click on "How to Hold Books Through our Media Catalog" to learn how to hold your books through Destiny so your books can be ready on your pickup day. Let's be kind to others and remember to pick a variety of books, not 2-3 books from the same series so we can share popular books with others.


Looking forward to providing lunch and getting books to our awesome Sugar Hill readers!

Our Little Free Library

Located just outside the school (in the car rider lane) is our "little library" of books for your child. Although this resource is limited and not digital, the Little Free Library is available for those students who like to hold a book while reading! We are monitoring it weekly to add to the box as needed.

Gwinnett County Public Library Curbside Services


Libraries are expanding in-person services starting

Monday, September 14th


We're excited to announce that we are expanding our in-person services and are on the path to restoring all services. Starting Monday all branches will be open for computer use and browsing. We will continue to offer curbside holds pickup. With COVID-19 being an ongoing concern we continue to monitor the situation and will have measures in place for the health and safety of staff and customers. Here's what you can expect:


  • Hours of operation will be reduced (same as curbside pickup): Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm, Sunday: 12pm-5pm.
  • Learning labs, meeting/conference rooms and quiet rooms will remain closed.
  • Open Access (Lawrenceville and Suwanee branches) will not be available.
  • To help with social distancing, some furniture and devices will be unavailable.
  • Masks REQUIRED for entry.

DIGITAL RESOURCES

MyON: Get Georgia Reading

To access the eBooks available from Get Georgia Reading, follow these instructions below:


1. Click on Get Georgia Reading

2. Then enter your login information:

  • School Name: Get Georgia Reading
  • Username: GWINNETTCOUNTY
  • Password: read
3. Click the Sign In button.
4. Select a book and start reading!

Online Research Library: Databases via eClass

Your child has access to multiple digital resources on the Online Research Library (ORL). Three of my favorite resources are: BookFLIX, TrueFLIX, and Tumblebooks. These resources provide digital reading of fiction and nonfiction material. Each of these resources, along with many more can be found under DATABASES on the Online Research Library. Your child has to be logged into eClass to use these resources. Then they will click on Online Research Library to go to the databases. Click on ORL Database Tutorial if you want to learn how to navigate this resource.

Online Research Library: Mackin eBooks

MackinVIA houses numerous eBooks for your child to discover and read! These resources can be found under eBooks on the Online Research Library (ORL). Your child has to be logged into eClass to get to eBooks. Almost 5,000 more digital books were added to the collection in the past week. Click on the ORL eBooks Tutorial if you want to learn how to navigate this resource.

Lightbox Subscription

Many nonfiction titles across many subject areas are accessible through Lightbox. To access this eBook subscription, simply click on Lightbox. You can search by grade level, topic, or subject area. You will even find books written in Spanish. This subscription is good through September 30, 2020.

eBooks via Media Catalog

Students can access eBooks from our media center. To do so, they will log into their eClass page. They will click on Media Catalog under APPS. Once they are directed to Destiny, they will click "log in," which will automatically sign them into the media catalog (since they are already signed into eClass). Scroll down to eBooks and click on view all to see the 276+ books in the selection. Then you may select any book of interest! You can filter your search by genre, author, title, etc. Click on Media Catalog Tutorial to learn how to navigate to this resource.

SORA by OverDrive

You are able to access ebooks and audiobooks through Sora by OverDrive. Click on Sora to learn how to access these resources via your child's eClass page or by downloading the Sora APP to your phone.

GWINNETT COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (GCPL)

Of course, the Gwinnett County Public Library has numerous resources available for you, too! Your child's Branch Out Account gives them access to a multitude of online resources through the GCPL. Your child is automatically enrolled in Branch Out as a part of GCPS unless you opted out.

TumbleMath

Like the TumbleBook Library, TumbleMath offers a comprehensive collection of math picture books with animation and narration. To reach this resource, log into eClass and then click on your Online Research Library under APPS. From there you will scroll down alphabetically until you get to TumbleBook.


Also, this resource is available at the Gwinnett County Library. Simply click on Gwinnett County Public Library Digital Resources. Then scroll alphabetically to the bottom until you get to TumbleMath. Click on it. Your child will use his/her student number and birthday (MM/DD) to use this resource.

When you find a book YOU love, reading is guaranteed to be relaxing and fun!

Carrie Doker, Media Specialist

Please let me know how I may help you and your child! I MISS the eager readers coming into our media center to check out books! I hope to see you soon!