Welcome to Childersburg Middle/High Library & The GRID S.T.E.A.M. Lab/Makerspace "Where Readers Become Leaders, and There's Always Time to Read & Create."
Serving Childersburg Middle/High Students Lori Bloodsworth, Library Media Specialist Open: 7:30-3:15 Daily 800 4th Street SE Childersburg, AL 35044 256-315-5509 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to all the hard work of our students and staff Childersburg Middle is now STEM certified, one of only a few schools in the state. Our students have worked diligently this year to showcase their skills in using the 4 c's collaboration, creativity, criticial thinking, and communication and showing what makes our school community so special.
In the summer of 2017, thanks to the efforts of many of our teachers and staff giving up part of their summer break, our library has been transformed into a new space. We still have our traditional library side with new reading nook with bean bag chairs and study spaces, but now, in addition, we have the GRID. The GRID has classroom spaces for both a middle school and high school class working on STEAM related projects to meet simultaneously. We also have some STEAM technologies and materials available for checkout for classroom use. We are extremely excited about our "new look" and cannot wait for you to pop in and "Get in Gear to Read!!" We are also one of only fifty middle schools in the nation to be chosen to be part of the Google Dynamic Learning Project. We are so thrilled to be partnering with Google in our quest for student success.
Exciting News Students and Parents! Check out these great digital resources to bring the library to you, wherever you have a device. Click on the light blue words to link to these sites. All of these sites should work with your chromebooks.
Access our library catalog Destiny to locate library materials 24/7 that we have available to you. Click on Childersburg Middle/High and then catalog to search by author, title, key word, etc. You can then come and check them out when you are here at school.
Alabama Virtual Library This database offers students of all ages access to quality encyclopedias such as Brittanica and other databases which are reliable, credible sources to be used when doing research in all subject areas. Databases are customized according to age groups such as elementary, middle, and high. Just click on student resources in the top left corner and then select the age level that is appropriate. This is like having a library Reference section at your fingertips.
Accelerated Reading Enterprise is continuing this school year. Select: Accelerated Reader to access to the entire library of AR quizzes. Be aware the website has changed. Student usernames are now your state number you use for Global scholar. Passwords are the same as they have been.
In addition to Myon which you can link to from your existing clever account using, you can also access digital resources at several convenient locations on your chromebooks or other devices. Go to Capstone Library. The username is childersburg and password is school.
Infobase ebooks are available at: ebooks The username is cms and password is tiger
Cybersmarts These are broken down for students in grades 3-6 and students in grade 7-12. This collection is comprised of ten interactive ebooks designed to teach students about the importance of cyber safety and protecting their own identities while online. They also address such topics as online game playing, social networking, and cyberbullying. Students will be assigned an avatar and will be asked questions as they are studying the embedded videos and content to test their "cyber smarts."
Other additional student study sites:
Common Sense (Commonsense.org) To help students understand the importance of digital citizenship. This page has a variety of resources for teachers, students, and parents.
annefrank.com/ online: For students studying the book and those wanting to learn more about the Holocaust.
iCivics Designed to help students understand our government and how it works through a series of games and other resources
codeacademy Learn to code interactively for free. It will walk you through a series of step-by-step lessons.
Rules to Live by when visiting The Grid and CMS/CHS Media Center: The library is your place to work on assignments, complete activities in the makerspace, read for pleasure, research, take AR tests, and check out resources that will help you succeed at school and beyond. We are pleased to have opened The GRID, our new STEAM lab. Many classes will meet in here daily; therefore, it is imperative that you stay on task and remain quiet when visiting. Be considerate of others in the space; do not disturb STEAM classes in session.
No food, drinks, gum, or candy in the media center.
Treat the media center, books, fellow classmates, and the librarians with respect.
Must have a written pass to visit unless visiting with a whole group.
Return books when due in order to not accrue the 0.05 fine per day per book.
You may check out Kindles to use in the parameters of the library. See Mrs. Bloodsworth.
You may use the Makerspace area with a pass from your teacher that designated "makerspace." No more than five students at a time should be in this area.
Check/In-Check/Outs Middle school students may check out two books at a time. High school students can have three books at a time. Your chromebook is checked out in Destiny but does not count against your total.
Grid Computers: We have eight computers in the Grid area. You must have a pass and specific purpose to use these computers.
Chromebook Problems? Bring chromebook issues to Mrs. Bloodsworth such as malfunctions, lost or stolen chromebooks, cracked screens, or damaged devices. They will be handled on a case by case basis. It is crucial that lost devices are reported as quickly as possible.
"If we encounter a man of great intellect, we should ask him what books he reads." - Ralph Waldo Emerson