Lower School Media Center

The Sylvia Breman Library encompasses a 3000 square-foot area with approximately 17,000 printed and audio visual materials. Our patrons include students, parents, faculty, administration and board members.

Individual attention in the library is a priority, as is fostering responsibility for resources. To ensure active student involvement with the library, students are encouraged to visit daily to exchange their books. Teachers also set aside times for reading and relaxing in the library, with a check-out opportunity following. Classes also sign-up consistently to receive literary skill lessons and research instruction. Research sessions also occur during individual visits. The library is open to all students, teachers and parents daily from 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

In addition to the curriculum, the library also hosts Book Fairs twice a year, and Birthday Book Parties every other month.  The media specialist hosts four book clubs a month for 4th and 5th grade students.  Each book club has a blog that allows them to discuss the books in an online forum as well. 

Our media specialists are active members of the Georgia Independent School Libraries network, the American Jewish Libraries Atlanta division, and routinely participate in the American Library Association's professional development opportunities.

The library promotes the Georgia Children’s Book Award program through the University of Georgia. Lower School students actively participate by reading approximately 20 picture books or a minimum of three chapter books and then voting for their favorites online. Author visits also stimulate great interest in books. Every year, the library hosts nationally acclaimed authors and illustrators.

Parents are welcome to volunteer their time in the media center.  We have a volunteer coordinator to ensure that parents who wish to assist with shelving or stamping new books may do so.

 

Summer Reading

CLICK HERE FOR SUMMER READING LISTS AND INFORMATION

 

Book Clubs

Book clubs are an integral part of the media center.  Click to access the Book Club Blogs, which contain the latest book club news.

Join the Birthday Book Club and give a gift that honors your child and enriches our school community.

Ebooks & Audiobooks

Supporting readers through a variety of formats contributes to a love of reading throughout our school community.  Ebooks and audiobooks are available for Davis Academy students through Overdrive. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Resources

From the Desk of your Media Center Specialists...Online Research: Fabulous Databases for kindergarten through grade 8:

The databases below are some of the online searching tools the students utilize for research activity during school. As part of our subscription, students have access to all of these resources at home.

  

EBSCO: Kidsearch Database

(username: davis password: davis)

Features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

PebbleGo

 

(username: aada password: learn)

A research database designed for emergent readers.  It allows for visual searching and fully narrated text.  In addition, videos are available for each of the topics.  This resource focuses on animals, earth and space, social studies, and biographies.

BRAINPOP AND BRAINPOPJR. COM

BrainPOP (Grades2-8) AND BrainPOP Jr. (K-3) provides educational movies. Through the adventures of Annie and Moby, BrainPOP Jr. addresses a wide range of grade-appropriate topics. Designed specifically for early learners, BrainPOP Jr. is easy to navigate and all the content is read aloud so young students can browse the site on their own. User name: davisacad Password: student

TUMBLEBOOKS

The TumbleBook Library is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) TumblePuzzles, and TumbleQuizzes (K-5). User name: davis Password: books

Teaching Books.net

Meet your favorite authors and illustrators as they describe their writing process, discuss their illustrations, and read your favorite books. The password is Davis.

Typing Resources for Home Use:

 

10 Fast Fingers

 

Keyboarding Games

 

Dance Mat Typing

 

Type Racer

 

Keybr.com

 

Parent Resources

Interested in learning about digital citizenship? Please refer to the links below:

 

Parent Concerns: Privacy and Internet Safety

Everything You Need to Know About Parental Controls

Responsible Search Strategies for Kids

How Do I Keep My Kid on Safe Sites?

Do I Need to Use Parental Controls for My Young Kids Online?

Kid Safe Browsers and Search Sites

Suggested web-filtering software is K9Web Protection. K9 Web protection runs on all recent versions of Windows or Mac computers. K9 works no matter what Internet Service Provider delivers your Internet connection, and no matter which browser you use. Please keep in mind that this software may not work in all instances and on all devices.

 

The Davis Academy Media Centers Online Library Catalogs:

 

 

 

 

Lower School Online Catalog

Middle School Online Catalog

 

 

 

 

 An excellent resource for literature emphasizing Jewish values can be found at the Association of Jewish Libraries website:

www.ajljewishvalues.org


Lower School

770.671.0085

 

Middle School

770.804.9191

 

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