• Welcome to the Gayle Middle School Library

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    Update: We miss you in our library, but there are lots of resources available from home. Take a look at some of these essential online resources below!

      • Our Mission is to provide a welcoming environment that encourages students to become successful readers and effective users of information. We are the best place at Gayle for students to explore their interests and discover something amazing. Students may use the library anytime they wish, in addition to their regularly scheduled class, if they have a pass from a teacher and sign in. Students may check out up to three books for a period of two weeks, books may be renewed for another two weeks.  No fines are charged for overdue books, but lost books must be paid for or replaced.  We offer a number of reading programs, book fairs, author visits, maker programs and much more throughout the year. See you at the library!

        Also, keep stopping by this web site for upcoming information on promotional reading programs, like "Ten for Sixth," "Battle of the Books," "Cafe Book," book fairs, "Make It...Awesome!" meetings and our special author visits this year. See you in the library!

        Nathan Sekinger, NCBT Librarian - sekingernc@staffordschools.net

        Denise Wallace Library Assistant - wallacedr@staffordschools.net

        Library daily hours are from 7:45 AM - 3:15 PM

        Update: We miss you in our library, but there are lots of resources available from home. Take a look at some of these essential online resources below!

         

       

      About Gayle's Library Catalog: Destiny

      • You can now access Gayle's library catalog, Destiny, online. Click on the link to the right, or visit this website:

        https://stafford.follettdestiny.com/common/welcome.jsp?context=saas30_4587760  

         

        Sora

        Online Catalog: Sora

        Students can access an online collection of Ebooks and Eaudio books through Sora. Sora is available to students when they log into their Google account on any computer. Sora can be found in the Google "Waffle" Apps and will instantly invite students to check out and start reading or listening. Sora has hundreds of great titles and can also added to mobile devices through the App. Download the app and find "Stafford Schools". Link your student account and start reading.

        https://soraapp.com/welcome

        Want to make Sora even more useful for you? Connect it to your CRRL public library account. Open your app and "Add a public library". Then, just add your CRRL library card number and pin and you're ready to go. Browse CRRL's great selection and GMS' choices. Note: your pin number is typically that last four numbers of the phone number on file through CRRL. Need help setting it up? Even though CRRL is closed, you can still email them!

        https://www.librarypoint.org/card/
         
        Want more ebooks and eaudio? CRRL has them!
         

       

      Valuable Resources to Learn from Home

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      • Maker and Coding Resources

        Looking for a challenge? Explore hands on learning, STEM activities and computer science resources with these links below!

        https://code.org/ Is a great resource for students from elementary to high school to learn more about computer science.

        https://arcade.makecode.com/ Make Code is a free coding resource from Microsoft, code for the Micro:bit and design classic video games to play and share.

        https://www.tinkercad.com/ The tool we use at GMS to teach students how to design and make in 3D. It's free and web-based. Students can design in 3D and share their creations. Use your school Google account for an easy login. 

        https://www.exploratorium.edu/explore This museum in California turns learning into play through inventive approaches to all thing STEAM!

        https://makercamp.com/ Family Maker Camp! The Make Community is a great resource for projects, ideas and lots more.