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 click on the link below.
New AR Rewards and Top 20
Congratulations to those students that earned their spot in the 3rd nine week period Top 20. You all worked really hard and accomplished your goal! Keep up the hard work as we push toward the end of the school year.
Don’t forget about our new AR Reward. All students that worked hard to meet their AR goals during the 3rd nine week period and also those that work hard in the current 4th nine week period are in for a treat! Teachers will set student goals for points and comprehension each nine week period. Those students that meet those requirements for the both nine week periods will be rewarded with a Bounce Party on May 15th!
DINO-MITE Book Fair
Our Scholastic Spring Book Fair was fantastic! Thank you for all your support and helping to raise money for our library. This fair, we sold over $10 thousand dollars and pulled in half of that to purchase books, technology, Maker supplies, and much more. I know book fair time sometime seems to come at the busiest times in our school year, but you never seem to let that keep you from pouring into your kids and our school. Without this fundraiser, our library would not survive. Please come and visit. You’ll be amazed at what your dollars make possible for our students during their library class times.
Thank you so much!
Materials Needed…. Will you help?
The Maker movement in our library is going strong and the students are thoroughly enjoying the opportunities to be creative, work together, and problem solve. In order to build our program and continue to provide new and unique ways for students to create, we need your help. If you have any of the supplies listed below and would like to donate, it would help tremendously. You can call or email Mrs. Brewer or just drop supplies off in the front office. As always, we appreciate your support and look forward to more Maker fun in the second semester!
Cloth – old clothing/fabric samples/etc…
Cardboard – any size/any color
Paper Towel and Tissue cores (the cardboard cylinder they are wrapped around)
myON Login Helpful Information
The City of Gadsden has purchased a subscription for our school system for myON, an online library/reading resource. Each student has a login to use that gives them access to almost 6,000 books. That simply is an incredible resource for our students. There are no extra parent subscriptions required, like other online reading resources that are available. Students will be given suggested titles based off of an interest inventory they will complete on their very first log in. They will also complete, periodically, short assessments that test their reading level. This will adjust the recommended titles to those that are best suited for your reader. There are NO grades attached to this reading… just a resource that allows you to watch your child’s reading progression over a period of time.
You can access this by logging into Clever and using your child’s district assigned google username and password. If your child has trouble remembering that username and password, feel free to contact Mrs. Brewer for the information. Below you will find a helpful instruction sheet that will take you step by step on how to log in.
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!
World Book Online – Access to the online World Book Encyclopedias. (school username and password needed)*
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)*
Pearson Success Net – A website dedicated to supporting Reading and Science instruction that is taught in the classroom. (school username and password needed)*
Pearson 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)*
*Please contact Mrs. Brewer for the username and password
Helpful Parent Resources
PayPams – 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.
Join our Library’s Remind Group! Stay up to date with what is going on in the library. Text @eblib to 81010 or click on this link to join. https://www.remind.com/join/eblib
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