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Welcome to the
Henderson Middle School
Media Center 
 

The 2021-2020 Reading Bowl Season is coming! 
An interest meeting will be held on September 24th at 8:00am in the HMS Library.  Interested students are asked to CLICK HERE to fill out the Reading Bowl Registration Form.   Click the links below to download documents for more information about the HMS Reading Bowl Club and Team: 
 
Annotated list of this year's books selected by the  Georgia Children's Book Award committee.  
 
Got a question?  Hopefully this will answer it! 
  
 
Congratulations HMS 2020-2021 Reading Bowl Team
 
Our HMS 2021 Reading Bowl Team had an awesome season taking 1st Place at the DeKalb County Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl and then placing 2nd at the Metro Atlanta Regional competition.  Our reading bowl students began preparing for competitions in September 2020 and persevered through the complexities of virtual competitions. We are proud of our Reading Bowl Cougars and are looking forward to another season in the 2021-2022 school year!
Go Reading Bowl Cougars!

Summer Reading
Students reading over the summer helps diminish summer slide!  Please use the links below to access DCSD and HMS summer reading resources!

eBooks & More!
Due to school closures many of our library vendors are providing free access to thousands of their eBooks and other resources to assist our students who are learning from home.  This is in addition to the resources provided by the school district.  CLICK HERE to visit the a page listing links and instructions to access. 
 
Also, are you looking for FREE online fun things to do?  CLICK HERE to download a comprehensive list of online museum tours, zoos, story telling, author websites, math fun, science fun, music, art, mindfulness, and much more.    
Stay Calm and Keep Reading!
 

About the HMS Media Center

 
The Henderson Middle School Media Center is the information hub of the school.  We provide academic support to our students and teachers in the form of print materials, online resources, literacy enrichment, information literacy instruction in the context of the curriculum, and technology support.  We promote reading for information and pleasure and strive to ensure our students become effective producers and users of ideas and information.  
 
Our library contains over 18,000 books and provides access to mulitple online research tools, ebooks, a computer lab, printers, interactive LCD displays for group instruction, moblie laptop labs, digital cameras, and other audio/visual devices and classroom technologies.  
 
Library Hours
Due to COVID-19, library hours will be announced when schools are re-opened to students. 
 
Media Center Staff 
Rob Mason - Media Specialist
678-874-2933
Vickie Binns - Library Assistant
678-874-2979

 Student Reading 

Research Resources

 Click on icons below to access online resources

 
Destiny Catalogue  
Search for books and other resources in the HMS Library
(To log in:  Username is student's 7 digit "s" number with the "s", e.g. s1234567. Password is mydestiny.)
 
 
 Sora by Overdrive
Read ebooks and listen to audiobooks with the Sora by Overdrive app! Download the free app for iPhone or android, or click on the Sora icon above or in Clever. Choose Dekalb County Schools and log on with your s number and password. The setup code is "dekalbga". You can also add Dekalb County Public Library to Sora and read thousands of free ebooks from the DCPL.  
 
CultureGrams 
Research facts, figures and cultures from around the world!
(For login see Mr. Mason or teachers have access to passwords in Verge) 
 

In Context Middle School
Student centered research database on broad range of topics 
(For login see Mr. Mason or teachers have access to passwords in Verge)  
 
 
In Context Science
Student centered research database focused on science
(For login see Mr. Mason or teachers have access to passwords in Verge)  
 
 
 eReference Books from GALE
Online access to eReference books on a broad range of topics
(For login see Mr. Mason or teachers have access to passwords in Verge)  
 
 
Imagequest
Provides access to millions of copyright cleared images provided by DCSD
(For login see Mr. Mason or teachers have access to passwords in Verge) 
 
 
APM Music
Over 800,000 tracks of music from all musical genres for use by DCSD students & teachers without copyright restrictions.
(For login see Mr. Mason or teachers have access to passwords in Verge)  
 
 
World Book Online
Research database for middle school and above
 (For login see Mr. Mason or teachers have access to passwords in Verge)

Banco de Contenidos aulaPlaneta from World Book
Una base de datos completa en español diseñada para hablantes nativos de español, estudiantes bilingües y participantes del programa ESL / ELL. 
(comprehensive Spanish-language database designed for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and ESL/ELL program participants.) 

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos from World Book
La herramienta de referencia óptima en español para investigadores principiantes.
(Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos is the optimal Spanish language reference tool for beginning researchers.) 
 
 
Worldbook eBooks
Access to over 2500 non-fiction and fiction eBook titles.  
(For login see Mr. Mason or teachers have access to passwords in Verge)
Titles may also be accessed in Destiny 

 
 
Explora 
Online encyclopedia for middle and high school research.
See Mr. Mason for the current password
 
 
Galileo
Collection of databases for all levels of research provided by the GA State BOE
See Mr. Mason for the current password 
 
EasyBib
Online tool for creating citations (free to use but contains ads)   
 
 
Pebble Go Next
Database for next level researchers
(For login see Mr. Mason or teachers have access to passwords in Verge)
 
 
Pebble Go 
Database for beginning researchers
 (For login see Mr. Mason or teachers have access to passwords in Verge)
 
BrainPOP Homepage
Brain Pop
Educational activities and videos
 (For login see Mr. Mason or teachers have access to passwords in Verge)
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