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Library & Media Center

Welcome to our Media Center. There are a number of helpful resources and links for both parents and students. Enjoy!

Media Coordinator- Ms. Christina Murphy-Waters

Media Center Mission

The Media Center is the "hub" of the school.  Not only do our students check out appealing books, they are provided the opportunity to become successful library users whether here at Douglass or at the many public libraries.  Also a large part of their experience will be technology, technology, technology!  


Please take time to talk to your child(ren) and find out all about the wonderful and thrilling things that are taking place in the Media Center and Douglass classrooms.  You are one of your best child's teachers!!

Library/Media Center Resources

How to Help

Adopt-A-Book for Douglass 

We are inviting you to participate in the Douglass Elementary School Adopt-a-Book program. Through this program, it is possible to place a book in the library in honor or in memory of whomever you wish.   This could be in honor of a child, a birthday, a child's teacher, "graduation" from Douglass School, a memorial, etc. Students love to see a book in the library with their name inside. It's also a nice way to remember a teacher at Christmas or during Teacher Appreciation Week. 


Please contact Ms. Murphy-Waters for more details and ways that you might Adopt-A-Book for Douglass.

How to Find Resources in the Douglass Media Center

Douglass Destiny Library Catalog

This is the library catalog where you can search for books, visit links to websites used with classes in the media center and there are also online reference short cuts. 

Dewey Decimal System

This resource explains how to use the Dewey Decimal System to find your favorite books. 

How to Find Resources Online

NC Wise Owl

Login through NCEdCloud (the portal for PowerSchool and Canvas), and find the NC Wise Owl app. 

Discovery Education 

Your child's Net ID and password provides them access to educational videos, science content, and much more. 

Science Fair Resources

Science Fair Presentation: How to Create a Science Fair Project (click to view)

This slide presentation includes a video with instructions on creating a science fair project, as well as links to resources for choosing a topic and completing research. 

Science Fair Display Board Instructions (click to view/download)

Science Fair Permission Form (click to view/download)

Form required for all grade levels:

Forms Required for 4th and 5th Grade (also included in Science Fair Manual student received):

How to Stay Safe Online


Common Sense Media - Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship, Internet Safety, and other great "cyber" activities for students. Login with your Rockingham County Schools username and password.

 Tools to Display Learning 


Your child's Net ID with added to it and your child's Net ID password provide access to a collection of collaborative online applications that your child can use to showcase and organize his or her learning.


Reading Graphic Organizers  

Make a Word Collage with Wordle

RCS OverDrive Log In Page 

Your child's Net ID and password provide access to hundreds of electronic books through our district's subscription to OverDrive.  Students can either read electronic books in their device's browser or download electronic books to a Kindle or other mobile device that uses the Kindle app, or is able to process epub or pdf. files.   ENCOURAGE your child to read.


Other Useful Websites

Rhyming Dictionary


Reading Rockets


Rockingham County Public Library

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books Informational Video: 2022-23 (click to view)

Battle of the Books Information Form 2023-2024

Battle of the Books: Book List 2023-2024

Battle of the Books: Graphic Organizer 2023-24

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