Summer Reading @ York County Public Library - Children and adults are invited to participate in the summer reading program at York County Public Library. "A Universe of Stories runs June 3 through July 26, with prize drawings, reading incentives, free events, and more for all ages." To learn more and register, click here or visit https://www.yclibrary.org/slc You can also register your minutes read with Scholastic Read-A-Palooza!
Scholastic Read-A-Palooza - Register your reading mintues with Scholastic this summer to help kids all over the United States! As students reach goals of 25, 50, and 100 million minutes read, Scholastic will donate a minimum of 200K books to kinds in need across the US. You can register your minutes with Scholastic AND the York County Public Library! For more information, click here or visit https://www.scholastic.com/summer/home/
Junior Book Award Program - Each year, the South Carolina Association of School Librarians develops a list of 20 newly published books for middle school students. Students are required to read 3 of the 20 titles between October and February to participate in state wide voting. The author receiving the most votes for his/her title receives the South Carolina Junior Book Award medal. To view this year's titles, click here.
Battle of the Books - Students in grades 6 through 8 are invited to participate in Battle of the Books. Each year, a list of 10 titles is chosen by the middle school librarians in RHSD3. Students must read at least 6 of the titles to participate in the Battle. Students then compete as teams at the school level to determine a winning team of four to six participants to attend the district level Battle. The winning school at the district level receives a trophy to keep in their library for one year, until the next Battle. This program started in 2017 with a grant for the Rock Hill Schools Education Foundation. The list for the 2019-2020 Battle of the Books consists of 10 of the Junior Book Award titles. Click here for the reading list. Remember, you will have to take 10 question mulitple-choice tests in the fall on each book read, so you may want to take notes as you read.
Why is summer reading important? Click on the links below to read a few articles explaining why it is important to read at least one (or two or ten!) books over the summer. It actually helps keep your brain working and ready for school in the fall. You wouldn't run a marathon or play a championship game without practicing, right? Reading is practicing to be successful in school! Let's read this summer and be champions in the fall!
- Why is Summer Reading So Important for Kids' Success
- State Library of Iowa - Importance of Summer Reading
- Why Summer Reading Pays of Year Round
- NEA - Summer Reading (with great ideas about encouraging your child to read)
Sullivan Library Media Center's Digital Content
Students have access to our online catalog and over 800 digital books 24/7. To access these materials, students log in to Destiny Discover at www.gofollett.com and can either browse as a guest or log in using their Canvas Username and their birthday as password. Students should not use leading zeros in their birthday to log in. For example, a July 4, 2007 birthday would become 742007 as a password. If you need help logging in to Destiny Discovery, please e-mail Mrs. McManus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional assitance using Destiny Discover, students may review a YouTube video here.
For additional assistance using our eBook collection, students may review a YouTube video here.
"Discus – South Carolina’s Virtual Library is the “information place” for all South Carolinians. Discus, which stands for Digital Information for South Carolina Users, provides free access to an electronic library that’s available 24/7. Discus is a collection of subscription databases with an array of resources ranging from books and magazines to maps and videos. This collection of databases provides high-quality publications in an easy to navigate format for students and teachers [and all SC citizens] alike ." (From the Discus "About Us" page.) Discus also links to Tumblebooks, a free collection of electronic books, and many other digital collections and resources. Discus is accessible at www.scdiscus.org and does require a password for home use. Our students can find the password in Announcements in Canvas. Others can access these databases with a password from their public or school library. The password changes every year and should not be published to any public forum.
The mission of Sullivan Middle School Media Center is to assist students in gaining knowledge through inquiry and critical thinking by using information ethically to create new learning opportunities through collaboration in order to become productive global citizens.
Library Media Center Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 3:45 PM on school days.
Visiting the Media Center: Students may visit the library media center before school, during lunch, and after school as well as during class time. Students must have a pass to visit the media center and can get a pass from Assistant Principals on duty in student areas or from a classroom teacher. All students have opportunitites to visit the library throught their English Language Arts classes as well.
Circulation Policy: Students may check out a variety of materials from the library media center including books, magazines, reference materials, and electronic books. Students are expected to return all materials in good condition and on time. Fees are charged for lost and damaged items. The amount charged depends on the damage. Students must pay the original cost for lost items. Students may be denied checkout privileges until late materials are returned and any fees are paid. All students have access to our digital content at all times, even during holidays and summer vacation. Students also have access to their library accounts 24/7 throughout the year. See information on Destiny Discover above for more information on accessing student library accounts.
If you have questions or concerns, please e-mail Mrs. McManus or call (803)981-1465. Voice messaging is available.