Skip to content

GREENE COUNTY TECH SCHOOL DISTRICT

“Investing in the Future... One Student at a Time.”

5413 West Kingshighway Paragould, Ar. 72450

870.236.2762

 

 

MEDIA CENTER

  Greene County Tech Middle School

   Mrs. Kim Simpson - Media Specialist - (870) 215-4480 ext. 8032

  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  Library Catalog is now web based and can be access from any computer.

  Patrons can view the holdings of the library, and check the status of their

  Account, and place materials on hold. They will need to log into the Destiny system using their student name as their username AND their password is their 5 digit number. 

  To access GCT Library Catalog from your personal device (Smartphone, iPad, Android, etc.)

  1. SEARCH THE APP STORE WITH "FOLLETT"
      Destiny Quest - GCT Library CatalogsCatalist Digital – Audiobooks.

  We only have a few classic titles available.
   Follett Enlight K-12 Edition - App required to read eBooks available from our library
  eBooks available on FollettShelf

The media center at Greene County Tech Middle School is set up to participate effectively in the school's programs as it strives to meet the needs of pupils, teachers, parents, and other community members. We hope to provide students with the library materials and services most appropriate and most meaningful in their growth and development as individuals. We will strive to stimulate and guide students in all phases of their education so that they may find increasing enjoyment and satisfaction in learning and may grow in critical judgement and appreciation of literature and information.

Services offered by the media center:

  • Books for recreational reading, research and factual information
  • Audio-visual materials and equipment for educational experiences
  • Accelerated Reader Program Home Connect: AR-HomeConnect
  • Newspapers & magazines for current information on news of the hometown, community, state, and world affairs
  • Computer and CD Programs for educational experiences
  • Computer-networked Circulation/Catalog Plus Systems for student and staff use
  • Laminating posters and articles for educational use

Media Center hours: 7:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

All sixth grade students are provided with library classes once each week with their homeroom class. All seventh grade students are encouraged to visit and use the library and its services as long as they have a hall pass; all seventh grade students must sign in when they arrive to document their attendance.

Media Center Procedures:

  • Books can be checked out for two (2) weeks. Reference books and periodicals may be checked out during the day with written permission from a classroom teacher and may also be checked out for overnight use.
  • The library is automated with the Circulation/Catalog Plus check out system. Each student will be assigned a library number for check-out purposes.  A $1.00 fine will be charged for bar code label/and or book cover loss or damage.
  • Library fines are charged on books that are not returned on time. The fine is $.05 per day excluding weekends and holidays. Students will be expected to pay for books damaged, destroyed, or not returned to the library.

 

 DATABASES

 


K-12 Student Resources

CultureGrams
Provides access to cultural reports, statistics, and primary source material for countries across the globe, including the United States and Canadian provinces. Includes unique information such as native recipes, interviews, photos and videos. Contains four modules: Kids, Provinces, States and World.

Early World of Learning (World Book)
An online resource for preschoolers & children in early elementary that includes videos, games, stories, and activities.

eLibrary: Academic
General reference collection of periodical and digital media content specifically tailored for K-12 schools and libraries of all kinds, covering a variety of subjects including business, education, general interest, health, language arts, sciences, social sciences, and many other curriculum-specific subject areas.

eLibrary: Guided Research Interface
Provides access to eLibrary’s periodical and digital media collection through a user interface specifically designed for student researchers.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
World Book’s content, rich media, and interactive features in Spanish for young learners.

LearningExpress Public Library Edition (EBSCO)
LearningExpress provides a comprehensive selection of educational resources—including interactive tutorials, practice exams, flashcards, articles and e-books—for basic skills mastery, academic success, job preparation, and career advancement.

Research Companion
Developed to help students do more effective research and assist educators in teaching the information literacy core principles of finding, evaluating, and using information.

SIRS Discoverer
General reference database for elementary and middle school learners, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas and content sets such as reading, language arts, current events, science, social studies, history, health, and technology. SIRS Discoverer provides editorially-selected, indexed, and curated materials from over 2,100 newspapers, magazines, and websites offering guided research for young researchers.

World Book
Portal to World Book products available through the Traveler program:  World Book DiscoverWorld Book Early World of LearningWorld Book eBook CollectionEnciclopedia Estudiantil HallazgosWorld Book KidsWorld Book Student, and World Book Timelines.

World Book Discover
Reference resource with content and tools specifically tailored for students reading below grade level because of language or learning difficulties.

World Book eBooks
A collection of 25 classic and 25 additional proprietary World Book non-fiction titles. Desktop computer and tablet users may access the site via browser or checkout content for offline use. The checkout function allows an unlimited number of simultaneous users.

World Book Kids
General reference tool for young students with easy-to-read articles, thousands of illustrations, videos, comparison tools, and a wealth of engaging games and activities, including an atlas, interactive maps, flags, and over 200 game and activities.

World Book Student
A research tool tailored for students in elementary & middle schools with over 40,000 encyclopedia and reference articles, 10,000 biographies, multimedia, videos, animations and student activities.

World Book Timelines
A resource for accessing or creating timelines for projects in the arts, literature, notable people, science & technology, world history, geography and more. Users can select a built timeline and make changes or create new timelines then images and videos.

 

 

 

A- A A+