In collaboration with all stakeholders, Park Ridge students will achieve academically, socially, and emotionally in a secure conducive learning environment reaching their maximum potential, cultivating life long skills using effective teaching and technology.
Extreme Library Makeover!!!
Target and Heart of America selected Park Ridge Elementary as the winner of a library makeover last January to receive over 2,000 new library books, new carpet, paint and furniture as well as $6,000 for new technology. Technology was also donated by local stores and vendors including 10 iPAD2s which were a BIG hit at the opening. It was evident to all that at Park Ridge Elementary, the library is the HEART of the school.
Special Author Visit
Award winning children's author Diane Z. Shore says that her short attention span, limited vocabulary, and immaturity prepared her well to be a children's writer. As a child she loved Amelia Bedelia, preferred Goofus over Gallant, and still looks for the hidden pictures when visiting the dentist. (It's embarrassing when you have to fight a five year old for Highlights.) Her new beginning reader, HOW TO DRIVE YOUR SISTER CRAZY, is a lot like "Fun with Dick and Jane," except… it's fun. She thinks Dick would have been much more exciting if he would have just lightened up, and maybe had a rubber snake instead of Spot for a pet.
Her work has been published in a variety of magazines including Highlights for Children, Cricket, Spider, Ladybug, Humpty Dumpty, Jack & Jill, Turtle, Children's Playmate, Boys' Quest and various teaching magazines.
She lives in Marietta, Georgia with her husband and two children, Jennifer and Sam. Scampering about the house are Skruffy, a Jack Russel Terrier who holds the record for most bad hair days, and Punkin' an orange tabby.
A full time author and read-aloud advocate, Diane travels all across the US inspiring kids to read with her lively "A-Rockin' and A-Readin'!" and "Poetry Party!" presentations!
If you love to read and help children then volunteering in the Media Center is a wonderful opportunity. We are looking for dedicated individuals to help with the following areas.
- shelve books
- prepare materials
- assist with book fair
- type certificates
- assist with inventory
If you are interested, please contact the Media Specialist. Before volunteering, you must complete the on-line application at Get Involved We look forward to hearing from you!
Book Donation Policy
We sincerely welcome gifts and donations in the form of materials or monetary funds. All donations are reviewed according to the collection and development policy and must meet the same criteria as all other items. Books not accepted for the collection will be disposed of in a manner determined by the library. The use and disposal will be at the discretion of the LMS in the interest in maintaining an appropriate and balanced collection.
The donation should meet the following criteria before adding to the collection.
- The offered items are within the scope of the library’s collection and their use falls within the stated library mission.
- The library has enough time and resources to process and maintain the offered items.
- The item does not unnecessarily duplicate materials already held.
- The item’s condition is acceptable.
- The library has space to store the donated items.
- The item is supportive of the school's curriculum or interests of faculty and students and is on an appropriate elementary school academic level.