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Media Center


Frank Ward
Media Specialist

Media Center Use

The Lake Ridge Elementary Media Center serves as an extension of the classroom. For information access skills instruction to have maximum effectiveness, it should be fully integrated with classroom course work and be jointly planned with the classroom teacher. Therefore, the media center utilizes flexible scheduling and cooperative planning with teachers.

The media center is open from 7:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and available to students during the instructional day from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Individual students may utilize the media center by obtaining permission from their classroom teacher.  Three students from each class may come to the media center at one time. Each student should have his/her own barcode card or folder.


Students, teachers and staff may check out materials after attending Media Center Orientation. Media Center Orientation will provide skills necessary to access materials, review circulation policies, demonstrate appropriate behavior and highlight AV equipment available.

Two book for students in grades K-1 and two books for students in grades 2-5 may be checked out or renewed for a one week period. Chapter books may be renewed at the circulation desk if they are needed another week. 

Students with overdue books will be limited in their check out privileges until the overdue book is returned. Students who need a book, but have limitations on their library checkout may access materials from the Read Box and Online books so as not to inhibit their reading. At the end of the school year, report cards for students with overdue or missing materials will be held until the materials are returned or paid for. New students will also not be limited in their check out until previous school debts have been satisfied.

Lost or damaged materials must be replaced or paid for by both students and staff. Books purchased for replacement must have library bindings.

This policy is supported by GA Law, Code 20-2-1013 (b) and GA Department of Education Policy, Code 160-5-1-12 (h).

Schedules for the Media Center, laptops, and equipment are available for planning.

Since library related projects involve so many questions that only the classroom teacher can answer, library classes should not come to the Media Center when there is a substitute teacher.

Audible is giving students free access to all their books by using this link. You can check out the selection here. You can stream the audio on desktops, laptops, phone and tablets. The Audible app is available to download for iOS here.

Free Day by day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing by Scholastic. Click on this link to access website.


Clayton County Public Schools

Clayton READS: At Home

Continue reading books of interest at home with these digital resources.
Spanish Version link.
Vietnamese Version link.

Destiny Discover

Students can login at and click Destiny to open the school media center catalog. Reading materials available may include: eBooks, interactive books, and encyclopedia articles.


Students can login at and click Clever to login and read digital books in MyOn. When a student is done reading, a student can show understanding by taking a quiz in MyOn or, if the school has access, in Accelerated Reader.

Open eBooks

Open eBooks provides free access to thousands of ebooks which can be read using an App available for Apple iOS or Android devices. Ask for an access code by e-mailing your child’s name, grade level, and school name to

Renaissance Accelerated Reader (available at home only if schools are closed)

Accelerated Reader quizzes allow a student to show understanding of a book he or she has read. Parents and students are encouraged to follow these best practices when a student reads and takes an Accelerated Reader quiz:

·         Select a book of interest to read.

·         Read a few pages to be sure you can successfully read the book.

·         Finish reading the entire book.

·         Take the Accelerated Reader quiz within one day of finishing a book.

·         Go to to login to Accelerated Reader. The username is the student ID number without the first zero. Each student should know his or her password.

·         Do not use the book during the quiz.

Tumblebook Library

The Clayton County Public Library provides access to TumbleBook Library, a collection of hundreds of ebooks including animated picture books, read-along chapter books, videos, and more. Go to to begin reading.

E-Read Kids

The Clayton County Public Library provides access to E-Read Kids, a collection of thousands of ebooks and audio titles. A library card number is required to access the collection. Go to to begin reading.

Galileo: Georgia’s Virtual Library

In the My CCPS Portal, click the Galileo link to access Galileo: Georgia’s Virtual Library. If you are prompted for a password, the current password is aboard . When searching Galileo’s many resources, be sure to use the filters found on the left side of the results page to narrow your search: check the Full Text box to ensure your results include only complete articles; change the Publication Date to a range such as 2018 to 2020 to ensure the articles shown are recent. Two of the main sources found include: Periodical = a magazine article aimed at the general public often written by a professional writer; Academic Journal = a scholarly article aimed at specialists, academics, and researchers often written by an expert on the subject.