Welcome to Sharon Elementary's
Collaborative And Social Technology Learning Environment
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday, 7:10 AM -2:20 PM, students
Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM, teachers
Instructional Media Specialist: Mrs. Daniels
Contact: (770) 888-7511, ext. 122055
Our facility has over 10,000 books. We have an "E"/Everybody section full of picture books, wordless books, and some board books. We also have several sections for "Green Light Readers", "Ready 2 Read", "Rookie Readers", and "Step Into Reading", in addition to our "ECH"/Early Chapter books section, to help students transition into lengthier texts. Our "F"/fiction books are organized by genre. Our nonfiction books are organized by the Dewey Decimal System, accompanied by many visual clues, and a separate "B"/biography section.
Students can use online databases purchased by the county, both at school and off campus, through ClassLink. Electronic versions of popular academic magazines and journals, as well as extensive online encyclopedias and eBooks are available.
In the CASTLE, students are encouraged to explore topics related to coursework and discover new interests in spacious and welcoming surroundings. Our state-of-the-art technology and a wide range of resources make research efficient and allow students to gain new and different perspectives concerning various subjects.
A flexible library schedule affords students the opportunity to learn through lessons collaborated on by both their classroom teacher and Mrs. Daniels, the Instructional Media Specialist. Students learn information literacy, media literacy, visual literacy, and technology literacy skills. This flexible schedule affords students the opportunity to equitably access the library, and its resources and spaces, on an as-needed basis.
Students are encouraged to make full use of the CASTLE Library to further their studies, broaden and deepen their minds, and express creativity with the hope that they will use their knowledge on behalf of the one world we share.
Meet the Staff
Phone: 770-888-7511, ext. 122055
Degrees and Certifications:
Ginny Daniels, Media Specialist
This is my tenth year as Sharon’s Media Specialist and my twenty-second year to teach elementary school. Our school library program teaches students and staff to think critically, ask questions, and to research answers. I also foster a love for reading for learning, personal growth, and enjoyment.
My educational background is a Bachelor of Science in Education from The University of Alabama (Roll Tide!), a Masters of Learning, Design, and Technology with emphasis on School Library Media from The University of Georgia, and an Educational Specialist in Instructional Technology from The University of West Georgia. I enjoy reading, cooking, baking, the Arts, and adventures with my husband, Michael, and our dog, Brodie.
A Message From Our District:
Talking with your kids on a regular basis about what they are reading can positively affect their performance at school and create important family bonds. We invite you and your child to look at our school media center catalog together to discuss options, or create a list of books to check out.
Forsyth County Schools’ media centers provide resources that reflect all students within each school community. If you come across a book that does not match your family’s values and/or beliefs, and you would prefer that your child does not check that book out, please discuss it with your child.
We are always happy to help you and your child to find just the right book. This is a partnership, and we are excited to work with you!