Beaver Readers

    Did you know that students can check out books from our Cobb public libraries using their MCS district ID number and their 4 digit birth month and day (Example: Feb. 4th would be 0204)?  No card is needed with the student PASS program! This summer, help your children be ready for the next grade by encouraging them to read at least 20 minutes a day.  In addition to checking out books online and in person at the public library, students can also read free ebooks online at  To login, type Get Georgia Reading as the school name, the username is mariettacity, and the password is read!  Then, to be eligible for prizes and recognition by the public library, students should keep track of their books and reading minutes on Bibliosnasium by clicking on the "log minutes" link on or on the Marietta Summer Reading web site which is  The Biblionasium username is mcs+IDnumber (Example: mcs30152) and the password is read2019.  Burruss won a trophy for logging the most minutes on Biblionasium last summer so let's make it two years in a row!!  Happy Reading! (See links on sidebar menu for easy access)

General Information

  • The mission of the Media Center is to support the curriculum of the school. Our Media Center contains over 14,000 items of age-appropriate material to fulfill this mission. Audiovisual equipment, housed in the Media Center, is available for teachers to use in the classroom.
    Instruction is given in Information Literacy Skills and Internet Safety. Technology is integrated into all Media Lessons and practice is achieved through projects assigned by the classroom teachers.


    The Media Center is open for students to check out books from 8:30 a.m. - 3:10 p.m. on school days. 

    Borrowing Privileges

    Students in kindergarten, first, and second grades may keep library materials for one week. Students in third, fourth, and fifth grades have a two week check out period.  We do not charge overdue fines; however, any item that is lost or damaged must be paid for.


    Students use Destiny, our online library catalog, to locate materials in the Media Center.  Destiny is available for students and teachers on computers located in the Media Center and in each classroom through the school network.

    We participate in the Accelerated Reader program, which was designed to encourage students to read at the appropriate reading level. Books that are too easy do not encourage growth and books that are too difficult cause frustration. The most productive level is in between: books that are both pleasurable and challenging.

    All students participate in the Marietta Reads initiative which encourages literacy and a love of reading throughout the community.



  • Cindy Farr
    Media Specialist

    Please send your questions about the A.L. Burruss Media Center by email.