Welcome to the Media Center

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OUR LIBRARY The school library program serves to instill a love of reading, inspire life-long learning, and foster independent library use. Students visit once a week with their class to check out materials and to practice information literacy skills and digital citizenship. The library is an inviting space where students may acquire knowledge and gain insight; a welcoming haven where children may seek respite from a demanding day; a stimulating place where they may open books and open their minds for a better tomorrow.

The Library serves about 550 students in grades third through fifth. Holdings include books, magazines, videos, DVDs, audiobooks, and music CDs --roughly 20,000 items. There are twenty three student-use computer stations, one computer serving library operations, and one presentation station that boasts an interactive SMART Board.  The library services have migrated to Follett Destiny Library Manager, a web-based system. The interface enables our students, staff, and parents to have access to a unified catalog of all holdings in CPS school libraries, and it promotes library to classroom to home learning and connectivity.

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The goal is for children to have a positive experience in the library. This is where YES happens! The library is the place to foster a love of reading to complement directed classroom reading and language arts instruction. In the library, our learners exercise personal choice.


Check out policies: Third, Fourth, & Fifth Grade students are allowed to check three books out of the library, and they are due back two weeks after check out. Once the books are returned, students may check out books again (no fines unless a book is lost or damaged).

How to Log Into Destiny

1.   Go to the CPS homepage: www.cpschools.com

2.   Click the right arrow on the banner scroll bar until you see the Destiny icon and click.

        Destiny

3.   Select your school: Carver Intermediate School

4.   Click “Login” on the right side of your screen:

     Username: lunch #

     Password: birthdate (day + first 3 of month + last 2 of year)       Ex: 25sep13

5.   You’re in! Now you can search the catalog, place books on hold, make resource lists, and MORE!

** E-books are located through Universal Search in Destiny.

Library Media Resources

Our Media Center Team

Media Center Team

Mrs. Duda (pictured to the left) has been the media specialist at G.W. Carver for 4 years.  Before that, she was a third grade teacher at Carver for 10 years.
Mrs. White (pictured to the right) has been the media clerk for three years.
Both Mrs. Duda and Mrs. White are loved and appreciated by all of the students and teachers!