Welcome to the Media Center


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Welcome to the Media Center

Ms. Natalie Avery
Media Specialist

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The Girard Elementary Media Center provides students and staff with the resources and instruction needed to become life-long learners by supporting and complementing the school’s curriculum and personal interests of our students.

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The Accelerated Reader Program

Accelerated Reader is a computerized reading management program that provides motivation and accountability for students. It is an important tool for teachers in assessing individual student reading growth. Students are tested using the S.T.A.R. (Standardized Test for Assessment of Reading) three times during the school year. This test enables us to place the student in an appropriate reading level. Books are color coded in the media center to help students choose the appropriate reading levels. AR goals are set for students and if students meet that goal they are rewarded at the end of each 9 weeks.


Library Media Classes

Each class visits the Media Center weekly for a 45 minute class and to check out books.  Our library curriculum engages our students through library skills lessons, read aloud time, book talks, writing centers, literature discussions, and project-based assignments.  Our Media Center is also open throughout the day for students to visit and circulate books.