To the GES Library Media Center!

Brandi Craven, Library Media Specialist   (205) 379-3550

Media Center Hours of Operation:

7:50-11:55 & 12:30-2:40

Tips to Make Summer Reading Happen

1. CHOICE: Let your kids choose the books that they read.

2. BOUNTY: Fill your house with lots of books. More books = more chances for your children to find a fantastic, amazing, very good book that they can’t put down.

3. LIBRARY: Use your library. Let your kids go WILD and check out lots of books!

4. TIME: Kids need opportunities for reading. So, make sure they’re not filling all their time with TV, video games, and iPad time.

5. TECHNOLOGY: Don’t forget about audiobooks, Kindles, iPads, and Nook reading. Those count, too.

6. READABILITY: Make sure your child is reading books that he or she can actually comprehend. When choosing a book, use the 5 finger test to decide if it’s a just right book. During and after reading, ask your child to tell you a little bit about the story. If you haven’t read the story, read the back and ask questions pertaining to that summary. Make sure your child is understanding what he reads — and that he KNOWS IF HE DOESN’T.

Click on your students grade for a
Suggested Summer Reading List


Want to search for a book in our library ?

Click here on school campus too find books and other resources available from the GES Library.


  Click here to find books and other resources when off school campus.

Don't forget to CLIP those Box Tops and send in to the GES Library!

 Calling all Science and Social Studies Fans! Check out PebbleGo!

  Click here to check out an eBook or Audiobook from Overdrive.

(Click here for instructions on checking out books from Overdrive.)


  Looking for a great EBook or Audiobook? Try one of these!


 CompassLearning SignIn

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Click here to go to the Alabama Virtual Library. Then click on the Student Resources link at the top and choose Elementary School to find the Elementary Resources page.


    Click here to go to netTrekker

 Stride Academy

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Click here to go to Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary.


Click here to go to Merriam-Webster's Word Central.


Click here to register your child for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, which is a non-profit program that selects books and sends one each month to participating youngsters during the first five years of their lives.



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