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Does a scholarship for college sound exciting to you?
If so, stop by the media center to learn how you can earn a scholarship, just for reading! 
Top readers in 9th, 10th and 11th grades will receive a special prize. 
Do not miss out on this special opportunity.
"You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture, 
just get people to stop reading them." -Ray Bradbury 
Media Center: 
The Southwest DeKalb High School Media Center holdings include over 15,000 fiction, non-fiction, and reference books and fifty print periodical subscriptions. Books located in the media center can be accessed through the automated circulation system, DESTINY
Mission Statement:  
To encourage a culture of literacy with the goal of helping students
to understand the importance of reading in the digital age.

Utilize DESTINY to find books and resources located in the Southwest DeKalb High School Media Center.  Students and staff can log on to destiny to determine books currently checked out, books overdue and library fines.
Click the picture below to access DESTINY.  

In 1995, the University System of Georgia (USG) launched a visionary project to provide equal access to information and to improve the quality of library services for all Georgians. GALILEO (GeorgiA Library LEarning Online) is Georgia’s award-winning virtual library of licensed, commercial databases and selected free Internet resources that offers access to thousands of full-text magazines, journals, encyclopedias, and electronic books to every Georgia citizen.

By collaborating and sharing resources, GALILEO benefits more than nine million user-constituents in Georgia wherever they are—school, home, library, or office. GALILEO serves more than 2,000 institutions including the USG, public K-12 schools, public libraries, technical colleges, a group of private academic colleges and universities, and a group of private K-12 schools.  Click the picture below to access GALILEO & see Mrs. Prigge in the Media Center for the password.
Georgia Peach Teen Award Nominees
The purpose of the Georgia Peach Award is to highlight and promote the best current young adult literature for Georgia high school age students, to encourage young adults to read and to promote the development of cooperative school and public library services for young adults. Teens vote for their favorite books out of the year's top 20 nominees at their high schools and local public libraries.  Click the picture above to see a list of the current nominees!
eBooks @ SWD Media Center
SWD Media Center now has eBooks available for check out. Click here for a list of titles that are currently available in an electronic format. Use the tips below to get started with eBooks!
  • Books can be downloaded via a free app at to any IOS, Android or Kindle Fire Device.
  • eBooks can be accessed from any device with an internet connection and browser.
  • Please see Ms. Macon in the Media Center for log in information. 
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