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.
Arctic Adventure Book Fair
Our Fall Book Fair is approaching fast! The dates for this year’s fair are November 7th -15th. We are changing up our All For Books Coin Drive this year. As you know, our Coin Drive goes directly to the classroom teachers and helps them purchase books and materials for their classroom. It is VERY important and our teachers always walk away with a great selection of books to update and add to their own classroom collections. We will be sending home a ziplock bag for you to add your change/donation to and send back. Every child that brings the ziplock back with a donation inside will earn an entry into our raffle for a basket of books. The class with the largest donation total at the end of the day on Tuesday, Nov. 12th will win a party! Keep your eyes out for those bags to come home for you to fill up.
Our GRAND Event will be held throughout the day Tuesday, November 12th. Grandparents, Relatives, Aunts & Uncles, Neighbors and Devoted Caregivers are all invited to come and shop. Every child that brings a guest to shop will get an entry in the raffle for a basket of books from our book fair selection. We will raffle off two baskets, 1 for K-2 and the other for 3-5. To get an extra entry into the raffle, make sure you bring in change and/or donation for All For Books to help your teacher purchase books for the classroom.
As always, we will have photo props for pictures in front of our Northern Lights backdrop. Our fair will also be online for anyone that would like to shop! All this and more is what makes our Fall Book Fair one of the highlights of my year! I look forward to the preparation and seeing the smiles on our students faces as they enter an Arctic Adventure in the library with Snow Much Books!!!!
The Birthday Book Club is BACK this year! If you are new to our school and are not sure just what that means, just know it is a fun way to stock our library with new books in honor of your child/children.
It’s really easy to join the Birthday Book Club. Just fill out the form and return it to Mrs. Brewer with payment. Each month, the club members with birthdays falling in that specific month will gather together for a special birthday snack and select the book in which their name will be placed in for all to see. They will also be the very FIRST student to get to check the book out and read it. Don’t worry if you are a June or July birthday… those birthday’s will be paired up with April and May for a fun early birthday celebration.
The sign up form is coming home with the students this week. Be sure to get your student(s) signed up so that we can begin the celebrations a little later this month. If you can’t find a form, or just want to have an extra, click the link below and print.
Our October Birthday Book Club meeting will be October 18th @ 2:00pm in the library. I will take pictures and post on my @eblib Instagram and Twitter Feed.
This year, those that reach their goals (set by the reading teachers) for ALL 4 of the nine week period will qualify for the BIG AR reward at the end of the year. As always, we will continue to announce the Top 20 from each nine week period.
I look forward to this year and all the achievements our students make.
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…
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!
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)*
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
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
EB Library Calendar
Library Remind Class Feed