Contact: Erin Bell - Media Specialist



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Media Center Mission

Our mission is to provide students with the skills necessary to become effective users of information which will enable them to become independent, life-long learners. 
Our staff will promote and encourage reading for enjoyment by sharing quality literature with students and staff. We will strive to maintain a well balanced collection of resources which will support and supplement the educational needs of our students and staff.

We hope all students will enhance their learning by reading every chance they have during the day. Please take your books home to read as well. Work on building AR points. Lots of great books come in regularly! 


  • CHECKOUT: Any 2 of the following - Library Books and/or magazines

  • CHECKOUT PERIOD:  2 weeks for library books and 1 day for magazines

  • RENEWALS: All library books and magazine may be renewed one time

  • REFERENCE MATERIALS: Reference materials may NOT be checked out

  • HOLDS: Media staff will hold/reserve books for up to 1 week. Use your Destiny account to place holds. 


Accelerated Reader

Whigham School teachers and staff use the Accelerated Reader program to encourage reading. This computer software program developed by Renaissance Learning is a tool used to motivate and reward student reading. Students read a book geared to their reading level, and then take a comprehensive quiz on the computer. They must pass the quiz to earn points; the number of points assigned to a book is based on the book's length and difficulty level.

Reader Rewards

Thanks to our supportive PTO, generous public donations, and fundraisers, the media center provides a variety of rewards to encourage readers. Students must average 80% correct on tests to receive prizes. Homeroom challenge winners are rewarding once each 9 week period.