Media Center
Kristy Ward 770-651-3225 Email Icon Email
Mary Smith 770-651-3225

Welcome to the Bill Arp
Media Center
Our goal is to blend literacy and technology together for all students!


Destiny Library System

Check to see what books we have available for student checkout by clicking here.

Student Checkout Policy

All students must have a permission form on file to checkout library books.  A new form will be required each year.  This form explains our media center policies and procedures and also explains the lost and damaged book policy.

Library books may be checked out by students for a period of two week. They may be renewed if necessary but must be brought to the Media Center for renewal. There is not a fine for overdue books. Overdue notices will be sent out periodically.

Students may come at any time during the day for individual check out. They encourages to exchange their books as needed. Students in Kindergarten may check out one book. Students in First through Fifth Grades may check out two books.

Lost or Damaged Books

Students are responsible for books checked out in their name. Fines for replacing or repairing a book will be assigned to students who lose or damage their book(s).

Prices will be determined from available current information. Fines for damaged books will be assessed in proportion to the damage. The Media Specialist will determine the fee.

Students will not be allowed to checkout until fees are paid. Report cards will also be held at the end of the school year if books are not paid for.

Accelerated Reader

An online version Accelerated Reader software is available at elementary and middle schools in the Douglas County School System. This version of AR allows students to access nearly 150,000 AR tests in an updated and user friendly web-based version of the software. In AR, students have individual reading goals based on their own academic needs.

Students are encouraged to read every day and participate in Accelerated Reader testing at school. Each grade level sets their own reading and literacy goals that can be measured by the number of books or pages read and/or AR points earned. Student goals are managed by their homeroom or reading teacher.  If you have any questions about your student's reading goals please see their teacher.

Parents and families can track student progress in AR by clicking here. You will need your student's login and password to access this account. If you'd like to receive emails showing your student's quiz or test results, click the Email Setup link in Renaissance Home Connect and follow the directions. 

You can check and see if books you own have AR tests by clicking here. 

Lexile Levels

Students who read books on or around their reading level become better readers.

Information about what a lexile level is can be found here.

To find out the lexile level of a book that you are interested in click here.

To find books on your lexile level click here and fill in the information.

Media Center Activities include:

  • Story time for Kindergarten & 1st Grade
  • Information Literacy and Research Skill Lessons for 2nd-4th Grade
  • Technology and Keyboarding for 2nd Grade
  • Book Fairs
  • Book-It (Pizza Hut)
  • Six Flags Read to Succeed
  • Reader's Recognition Each Nine Weeks
  • Club TOME (4th and 5th grades)
  • News Broadcast Team for 5th Grade (try-outs in Spring for 4th Graders)
  • Summer Literacy Challenge Sponsor 
  • Breakout Rooms and Activities   
  • Read Across America Day
  • Makerspace & STEM Activities
  • and much, much more!

Please do not hesitate to give us a call if you have any questions about your student's library accounts.  We look forward to a wonderful year!

Mrs. Ward and Mrs. Smith