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Royston Elementary Media Center

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Welcome Reading Panthers!

(page updated November 2016)

Our mission is to build a media program that provides a warm andinviting place to explore, expand, and expound learning experiences... one that opens the horizons of the mind, and allows knowledge to grow.

 "The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated
more people than all wars in history."    Carl Rowan

"Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it."   C.S. Lewis 

Listen to children's books read aloud by members of the Screen Actor's Guild

eBooks - many read aloud, others read to yourself



Enter a keyword in the search box above to search for an encyclopedia article about your subject of interest, or click here to go to the Britannica Onine home page.

Students will find the support they need with the new Read Aloud feature in Britannica Elementary articles. Simply click the "play" symbol next to each paragraph to hear the words read aloud.  The text is highlighted as it is read, guiding students through each paragraph. Great for emerging readers, Read Aloud allows all students to improve reading fluency and comprehension.

Through GALILEO, Georgia citizens have access to authoritative, subscription-only information that isn't available through free search engines or Web directories.

Britannica Online is only one of the resources available to Georgia residents from Galileo - a free online digital library!  Click here to access Galileo .  You may log in as "guest" or use the school password obtained from your school library.  Scroll all the way down to the bottom to go to areas designed for elementary, middle, and high school age students.


Connect to local public libaries:    Madison County Library   Lavonia-Carnegie Library    Royston Public Library   Toccoa/Stephens County Public Library     



Copyright Bay
Guide to "Fair Use", and other copyright guidelines

Copyright Kids web site to teach school-age children the basics of copyright law

Digital Citizenship
Find information on safety and security, digital literacy, and ethics and community in the online learning environment.


Book Unit Website - most units by Gay Miller
Complete book units with objectives, questions for reflection - many with performance tasks.

Booktalks by Nancy Keane - Quick and Simple
Thousands of booktalks search by author, title, subject, or interest level - find out what you or your kids would like to read!

Caldecott Medal Home Page

Awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children

Children's Book Council
What's new in Children's Literature

Children's Literature WebGuide
Internet resources related to books for children and young adults

Newberry Medal Home Page
Awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

University of Georgia Children's Book Awards
Established in 1968 at the University of Georgia.  Fostering a love of reading in the children of Georgia, and introducing them to books of literary excellence.


Association for Library Service to Children/American Library Association Great Websites for Kids
A comprehensive list of child-safe websites by subject area. 

Big 6
Research process for kids
Over 20,000 biographies of people past and present

Citation Machine
Helps student researchers to properly credit the sources for their information. Formats MLA 7th, APA 6th, Chicago, and Turabian styles when you fill in the blanks with information.

Common Sense Media
This site reviews websites and other media for children and rates them according to their age-appropriateness.

Galileo for Kids
State supplied resource for kids' research - see your school media specialist for password to use at home.

Georgia Stories
Website that complements the Georgia Stories video series
that is produced by Georgia Public Broadcasting Education.

Georgia Geography
What is where in Georgia

A search site owned and run by the School of Libarary and Information Science at San Jose State University.

Kids Government
A safe place to learn about your state and nation

Library of Congress Teacher's Page
More than ten million primary sources online.

Native American Resource Links
General; Houses; Tools and Technology; Stories and Myths; Food

Noodle Tools
Learn how to cite sources for your reserach

Kid safe search engine powered by Google

Pics4Learning Image Library
Copyright friendly images 

Quintura for Kids
This “visual search engine” allows users to narrow their results by pointing their cursor at graphics representing search terms.

U.S. Mint For Kids
Find out about our money

Word Central
Online children's dictionary

3rd Grade Soil Investigation


5th Grade Inventors Research