Eura Brown Elementary
Library Media Center
1231 Alcott Road – Gadsden, Alabama 35901
Jana Brewer – Media Specialist – 256.549.2980
The mission of Eura Brown Elementary School’s Library Media Center is to provide students with a friendly, educational environment that increases knowledge; to provide students with the opportunity to build reading skills, computer skills, and research skills; to guarantee that students have access to the Internet and Alabama Virtual Library; to provide students with activities that extend classroom instruction; and to motivate students to become lifelong learners.
To search the library’s catalog and view available resources, please use the search option below.
Book Buddy Option for Book Fair
This year we are making available the option to purchase a book for a buddy. This fund will be designated to students that are unable to purchase a book during the fair. Use the following link to add funds for our Book Buddies!
Family Shopping Days for Book Fair
We have dedicated two days of our Book Fair to Family! We invite anyone that would like to come and shop with or for students that are part of your family to do so on Monday, November 1st and Tuesday, November 2nd. For every guest that signs in for a student, we will enter the child into a raffle drawing for a basket of items from our book fair. For example, if Jane Smith has 3 guest sign in in and shop with her, she will get 3 entries into the raffle drawing.
In order to keep crowds manageable and to keep in compliance with COVID19 guidelines, we ask that you please wear a mask when you enter the building and stick to the shopping schedule posted. We do realize that means that some may be asked to shop on the same day at two different times, or even on two different days. Please bear with us as we do our best to make this a safe and fun experience for all involved.
We are looking forward to our Family Shopping Days and seeing the excitement in all our students eyes!
Book Fair Preview Video
Enjoy watching a few book commercials from titles that will be available at our Scholastic Book Fair!
There’s a Party Going on Around Here!!! A Book Fair Party!
October 27th- November 5th
Book Fair is almost here! We are so excited about having a normal book fair this year. As with most all things, the pandemic has brought about some new changes in how our book fair will run. To make it easier on us all, I have outlined a few of those changes below.
- Coin Drop – Our coin drop has always generated major funds for our teachers to use to build their classroom libraries. This year, we will not be bringing in actual coins. Teachers now have an e-wallet for monetary donations to be collected in for their use at the book fair. We will send out the links to these e-wallets soon. Parents can begin adding funds to them beginning Oct. 25th. The teacher with the most money collected by the end of the day on Nov. 3rd will win a party!
- Family Shopping Days – We will have a time that parents, grandparents, aunts/uncles, and friends can come and shop with the students. We are dedicating two full days of our fair to Family Shopping. Due to the need to keep crowds manageable, please stick to the scheduled times as posted. (Schedule posted above)
- Teacher Wish Lists – Along with shopping in person, we now offer the ability to shop virtually for items for each teacher. The teacher board will be available as always, but now if you can’t make it to our Family Shopping Day you have the option to shop virtually for the teachers as well. The teacher’s virtual wish list will be published for everyone to access as needed.
- Student e-wallet – Students now have the option to have an e-wallet to use for shopping as well. This is a great way for out of town family to support your child during book fair week. Just create the e-wallet online and share the link with family. This also eliminates the need to send cash to school each day with your child. I’ve attached a short video for you to watch about how e-wallet works.
Our online book fair shopping link is https://www.scholastic.com/bf/eurabrownelementaryschool
You will find the link to create an e-wallet on our online book fair shopping page.
As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me! I’m looking forward to a great Book Fair Party!!!
See you soon!
Be a Champion Reading Contest
The Alabama Education Association is pleased to sponsor the Be A Champion and Read contest.
K-6 students are challenged to read six reading-level appropriate books to qualify for the Grand Prize: Iron Bowl tickets – one winner for each team – for the student and two guests. Each prize includes sideline passes and pre-game activities.
Eleven schools, one from each Inservice Center Region, with at least 75 percent student participation will be entered to win one of eleven $500 school library grants.
Eleven educators, one from each Inservice Center Region, who decorate bulletin boards, walls, or doors to promote the contest in their school will each be eligible to win $200.
Participation in the contest is as easy as A-B-C:
A. Students read six books.
B. Students log those six books on the Be A Champion Reading Log.
C. Student return completed Reading Log to Mrs. Brewer no later than Wednesday, October 27, 2021.
Remote/Virtual Learning Help
COVID-19 has for sure created a new way for us all to access information for the classroom. Our students catch on quickly, but sometimes it leaves parents feeling lost and unsure. Please feel free to call and ask for help! I am available and willing to assist you in any way that I possibly can to make this season easier on us all. For quick access to tips, check out the two links below.
Online Resources for All
Please note that these links will take you away from this site to another 3rd party website.
Alabama Virtual Library – online research resources can be found using this amazing online tool.
PebbleGo – Emergent Reader Research Solution for K-2nd Grade (school username and password needed for use of some of the databases)*
AR Book Find – Look up books to see if they have an AR quiz or look up the quiz number or other AR information.
Scholastic Book Wizard – Find and level books with Book Wizard. Plus, get booktalks, lesson plans, author sutdies, videos and discussion guides.
Merrian-Webster Word Central – Online dictionary/thesaurus with games.
Kid Rex – Kid safe search engine.
Safe Search – Kid Safe Search engine
Schooltube – View educational videos made by teachers and students.
Accelerated Reader (AR) Home Connect – Check student goals and personal bookshelf information. (username and password needed)*
GPL – Check out all that the Gadsden Public Library has to offer!
Common Sense Media – 21st Century Media Skills
Copyright – Copyright laws for school use..
BrainPop– A trusted learning resource supporting core and supplemental subjects. (school username and password needed)*
Think Central – A website dedicated to supporting the math instruction that is taught in the classroom. (school username and password needed)*
Saavas SuccessNet – A website dedicated to supporting Reading and Science instruction that is taught in the classroom. (school username and password needed)*
Savvas Realize – A website dedicated to supporting Reading and Science instruction that is taught in the classroom. (school username and password needed)*
Epic! – Digital Library for kids 12 & under.
myON – Digital Library plus so much more! Must log in through Clever. (school username and password needed)*
Clever – The Clever Portal puts learning at students’ fingertips. Each student can access a personalized portal with single sign-on to every learning application they use.(google username and password needed)*
iXL – IXL is here to help you grow, with immersive learning, insights into progress, and targeted recommendations for next steps. Practice thousands of math and language arts skills at school, at home, and on the go!(google username and password needed)*
*Please contact Mrs. Brewer for the username and password
Helpful Parent Resources
Gadsden City Schools – Website for our system.
My School Bucks – Convenient way to pay for school meals and services.
Code of Student Conduct – GCS online copy of the CSC.
Student Handbook – GCS online copy of the student handbook.
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