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Welcome to CHES Library Media Center

The mission of the library media program is to provide information, through a variety of formats, to students and teachers in a way that challenges the mind to new thoughts and ideas. The library media program also encourages and promotes literacy, a love of reading, a love of learning, and ensures that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information.

The media center serves students, faculty, and parents. Students visit the media center on a weekly basis for library lessons and to check-out books.



In order to encourage and promote reading, we are asking all students in 3rd through 5th grade to check out one chapter book per week.



Each year the media center holds 2 Scholastic Book Fairs, one in the Fall and one in the Spring. Many different types of materials from books to posters are available for purchase. Parents can also purchase books from teachers' wish lists to be added to their child's classroom library. The school receives a percentage in new books for the library from the fair.

Mark your calendars for - Scholastic Book Fairs- October 16-20, 2017

Don't miss the family events!


Heather Taylor, Ed.D, Media Specialist



Now available at a library near you:

 2017 - 2018 SC Book Award Nominees


Picture: Grades 4K - 3



 The Bear Ate Your Sandwich Julia Sarcone-Roach

The Bear Report Thyra Heder

Beatrix Potter and Her Paintbox David McPhail

Billy’s Booger: a memoir William Joyce

First Grade Dropout Audrey Vernick

Goodnight Already! Jory John

Grandma in Blue with Red Hat Scott Menchin

I Don’t Want to be a Frog Dev Petty

I Yam A Donkey! Cece Bell

I Am Trying to Love Spiders Bethany Barton

I Will Never Get a Star on Mrs. Benson’s Blackboard Jennifer K. Mann

The Little Shop of Monsters R. L. Stine

Marilyn’s Monster Michelle Knudsen

Mother Bruce Ryan T. Higgins

Night Animals Gianna Marino

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of Gambia Miranda Paul

Simon’s New Bed Christian Trimmer

We Forgot Brock! Carter Goodrich

When Otis Courted Mama Kathi Appelt

Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie the Pooh Sally M. Walker


Children's: Grades: 3-6


All the Answers Kate Messner

Bayou Magic Jewell Parker Rhodes

Circus Mirandus Cassie Beasley

Crenshaw Katerine Applegate

The Enchanted Files: Cursed originally published as

Diary of a Mad Brownie Bruce Coville

Escape from Baxter’s Barn Rebecca Bond

Full Cicada Moon Marilyn Hilton

Fuzzy Mud Louis Sachar

Game Changer: John McLendon and the Secret Game John Coy

A Handful of Stars Cynthia Lord

I Fly: The Buzz About Flies and How Awesome They Are Bridget Heos

The Last Kids on Earth Max Brallier

Moving Target Christina Diaz Gonzalez

A Night Divided Jennifer A. Nielsen

Nooks & Crannies Jessica Lawson

Roller Girl Victoria Jamieson

Ruby on the Outside Nora Raleigh Baskin

The Safest Lie Angela Cerrito

Serafina and the Black Cloak Robert Beatty

Tucky Jo and Little Heart Patricia Polacco



Junior: Grades 6 -8

Adrift Paul Griffin

Beneath Roland Smith

Big Top Burning: The True Story of an Arsonist, a Missing Girl, and the Greatest Show on Earth Laura A. Woollett

Book Scavenger Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

Chasing Secrets Gennifer Choldenko

The Chosen Prince Diane Stanley

Code of Honor Alan Gratz

Fast Break Mike Lupica

Fort Cynthia DeFelice

Ghostlight Sonia Gensler

House Arrest K. A. Holt

I Am Princess X Cherie Priest

I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives       Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda with Liz Welch

Mark of the Thief Jennifer A. Nielsen

Roller Girl Victoria Jamieson

The Seventh Most Important Thing Shelley Pearsall

Terror at Bottle Creek Watt Key

Walk on Earth a Stranger Rae Carson

The War that Saved My Life Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

The Worst Class Trip Ever Dave Barry