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Library Media Program

The Pleasantdale library media center provides a variety of resources to meet the different learning styles of the students and the instructional needs of the teachers. Students are guided toward becoming independent information seekers and life-long learners. The library media center is aligned with the instructional program to support the curriculum, to promote pleasure reading, to research, and to encourage information access through various media formats.

Staff and Hours

Teacher-Librarian, M. Ed. Reading Instruction
Library Media Assistant 
The Pleasantdale media center is open throughout the school day. Students are encouraged to visit at any time during the school day with teacher permission. The media center operates on a flexible class schedule as required by state standards.
The closest DeKalb County Public library is the Embry Hill Branch.  The phone number is 770-270-8230. 

Using the Library

Every student is issued a library card. Students in grades K-2 have a library card that is in the media center. Students in grades 3-5 use their student number to access their accounts. Students must present their library cards every time they borrow or renew a library book. Additional information about using the school library may be found in the Media Center Student Handbook that is linked to this page:
Students use their Lexile level to find the books that are appropriate and will help them in becoming successful readers. 

STEM Information

 During the 2018-19 school year, Pleasantdale Elementary has been working on becoming STEM certified.  STEM education focuses on Science, Technology, Egineering, and Math and will help students prepare for the future and their careers.  Please see the information below for sites and resources all about STEM.
The United States Education Department provies extra resources and information about STEM education.  The site gives plans, goals, and resources on STEM education and how it should work in schools and classrooms.
STEM Georgia is a great site for students, teachers, parents, and community partners to find lessons, activites, and competitions for students.
eGFI is a fun website that uses an alphabetical approach to explore STEM related careers.   Students can explore different STEM related careers and find out more about the different jobs.
Science Kids website is a great site for parents and teachers to find experiments and STEM based activities for students.
Code.org is a site dedeicated to educating children about the technology world.  Code.org is run by companies in the technology field and provide lessons and activities to help students learn how to code. 
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