Media Center

 

 Media Center Staff

Ms. Jestine Wade
Ms. Crystal Richardson                               

Media Center Information

The mission of the Dillon High School Media Center is to encourage the quest for knowledge and to promote the joy of reading. This is done by providing free access to a variety of materials that meet both the educational and recreational needs of Dillon High School students, faculty, staff, and the community. 

Hours

 M-F from 7:40 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
Students must have a pass from a teacher to use the Library during regular school hours; no passes are required during students' lunch periods. Teachers requesting library time with their classes are  to sign-up with the media specialist

Checkout Policy

Length of circulation period is 3 weeks. Number of books :1-2
Periodicals and reference materials are to be used in the media center.
Lost or damaged books will be charged to the student.

Computers

There are computers available for individual student use in the library media center. Students must have an Acceptable Use policy (AUP) on file before accessing the internet. Printing is available. All computer use and printing must be educational and work-related purposes by students and employees.

Copyright
Students and staff are reminded to comply with all copyright laws when preparing presentations, projects, or lessons.

Reading Counts

All students are strongly encouraged to participate in the Reading Counts Program each year. Visit DHS QuizList website to see if your book is a Reading Counts book. The top two students will be recognized at the end of the nine weeks and the top student with the highest points will receive an overall price at the end of the year.
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South Carolina Book Award Program
 Students are encouraged  to read  South Carolina Book Award Nominees. Each student who reads three or more throughout the year has the opportunity to vote for his/her favorite in February and receives an award at the annual awards ceremony in May. Students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to read from the Young Adult list, while students in grades 6-8 may find the Junior Book Award titles more enjoyable. For an introduction of the 2017-2018 Young Adult Book Award Nominees, click here; click herefor the 2017-2018 Junior Book Award Nominee trailer. Voting Deadline: March 2, 2018.

Reading Promotions

Reading is important for students and their achievements. Students have many options for entertainment, but it is equally important that they spend time reading for pleasure. Reading is free, fun, and can be done anywhere.Reading promotes better test scores and individual success in the workforce.In addition, it is a great chance to learn the possibilities that exist inside the library and within the covers of books. Below is a suggested list of books for both pleasurable and scholastic reading.

9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
Classifying the Stars- Annie J. Cannon Things Fall Apart-Chinua Acebe The Glass Menagerie-Tennessee Williams The Canterbury Tales- Geoffrey Chaucer
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings- Maya Angelou The Metamorphosis-Franz Kafka Fahrenheit 451- Ray Bradbury Crime and Punishment- Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Killer Angels- Michael Shaara In the Time of Butterflies- Julia Alvarez The Grapes of Wrath-John Steinbeck Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte
The Book Thief- Marcus Zusak Rhinoceros-Eugene Ionesco Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee- Dee Brown The Importance of Being Earnest- Oscar Wilde
The Race to Save Lord God Bird-Phillip Hoose The Joy Luck Club- Amy Tan The Scarlet Letter- Nathaniel Hawthorne Black Boy- Richard Wright
To Kill a Mockingbird- Harper Lee Dreaming in Cuban- Christina Garcia Walden-Henry David Thoreau The Garden of Forking Paths- Jorge Luis Borges
The Bluest Eye- Toni Morrison Fathers and Sons- Ivan Turgenev Billy Budd, Sailor- Herman Melville The Adventures of Augie March- Saul Bellow
I Stand Here Ironing- Tillie Olsen The Nose- Nikolai Gogol The Great Gatsby- F. Scott Fitzgerald Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austin
The Cask of Amontillado- Edgar Allan Poe A Doll's House- Henrik Ibsen Their Eyes Were Watching God-Zora Neale Hurston The Tragedy of Macbeth- William Shakespeare
Amusement Park Physics-Jearl Walker A Quilt of a Country- Anna Quindlen 1776-David McCullough The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story- Richard Preston

Discus

Discus is a service of the South Carolina State Library. Discus provides the best online resources for students, teachers, and parents. To access Discus go to www.scdiscus.org.

Please see your media specialist for home access information.

Destiny Library Catalog

Literacy Links

Reading Is Fundamental- http://www.rif.org/

American Folklore- http://www.americanfolklore.net/

Book Adventure-http://www.bookadventure.com/Home.aspx

Poetry 4 Kids-http://www.gigglepoetry.com/

ALA-http://atyourlibrary.org/

CBW-http://www.bookweekonline.com/

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