• Welcome!

  • Simonton Elementary School's Media Center is the hub for learning and collaborating! Our media center includes multiple small group and collaboration areas, whole class lesson areas, new interactive technologies, and more space for the books we love!

    The Media Center loves to connect our students with books to meet their interests! We offer thousands of titles for students to choose from for self-selected reading. Mrs. Andrews and Mrs. Richey are always ready to talk to students and help them discover a new story. Our collection includes graphic novels, picture books, chapter books, non-fiction books on a variety of topics, and books in Spanish. 

  • The Media Center is open for students each school day from 9:00 am until 2:30 pm. Teachers may sign up for a weekly time for a class library visit or use their Media Center passes to send students in pair/small groups throughout the day. 

  • Policies and Procedures:

    1. Students are encouraged to freely select a book of their choice that meets their interests for self-selected reading.
    2. Students in kindergarten and first grade may check out one book at a time. Students in grades 2-5 may check out up to two books at one time.
    3. Books may be kept for up to two weeks. Students may renew their book for another two weeks if there are no holds on the book.
    4. Students are responsible for lost or damaged books. While the Media Center does not charge late fees or fines, students must pay the replacement cost for any lost books or books that are damaged beyond repair. A paperback book costs $5 and hardcover books cost $15. Payment can be brought to the Media Center or paid via MyPaymentPlus. 
    5. Parents may view their child's current checkouts through the district Parent Portal. 
    6. Graphic novels are one of the most popular genres with our students. To ensure every student has access to these titles, students are limited to one graphic novel at a time. 

  • Catalog

    Looking for a specific book? You can access our Simonton library catalog from your student portal or by clicking here.

    Don't forget the Online Research Library in your student portal as well! It has a great selection of e-books, databases and other helpful tools! For more information, click here

  • Links and Resources:

    The Branch Out program gives students access to high-quality digital resources provided by the Gwinnett County Public Library. All students are enrolled into the program, and students can use these databases and e-books at home and school.

    Students use their GCPS nine-digit number as their username/library card number when prompted to login. The PIN/password is the birth month and date, in the MMDD format, of the student. For example, if the student birthday is January 1, the PIN/password will be 0101. Contact the media staff if you have questions about this collaboration.

    Elementary Branch Out Resources

    GCPS Book Mobile

    GCPS TV Schedule

    As students use their devices to enhance their learning, it is important to remember digital citizenship skills. At Simonton, digital citizenship lessons are an important part of the technology specials curriculum. More resources on this topic can be found at the link below:

    Digital Citizenship Resources