Library Media Center

Welcome to the Gaylord High School Media Center!

Students use the Library Media Center to:

  • read
  • study
  • research
  • work on assignments and projects, and
  • take Accelerated Reader quizzes

Wish List and Donations

Looking for a home for some great books that you won't read a second time? We are always accepting new (buy local!) and gently used books of interest to high school students. Those that cannot be used are forwarded to other community programs.

Books we are especially in need of are posted on my Amazon Wish List

When we receive donated books or those purchased from a local vendor, we update the Amazon list so you always know what is most wanted/needed!

Media Center Procedures

PDF DocumentCheck out policy
PDF DocumentMedia Center Procedures

Accelerated Reader

Over 3,000 quizzes are currently available at the high school. Students who are reading book for which we do not already have a quiz should check to see if a quiz can be ordered. We will order quizzes until money runs out for the school year.

There is also an option for students dying to read a book for which a quiz is not at all available. Students should see either Mrs. Holzschu or Ms. Rinehart in the Media Center for details on how to write their own AR quiz.

A list of titles available as of Nov. 29, 2010 sorted by title, author, or reading level is below.

External LinkTitle
External LinkAuthor
External LinkReading level


Research Hints and Documents

High school and college papers generally must follow writing guidelines which dictate everything from margins, to font size and style, to use of quotations, to proper location of page numbers, to parenthetical documenation and the correct format of the works cited entries.

The three most common guidelines are:

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers- this is the one we use and is used by the vast majority of colleges and universities especially in English departments.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (also called APA style)- used by many colleges and universities especially in the social science departments; some professors will require MLA in a college while others will require APA in the same college.

Chicago Manual of Style- mostly used by book publishers, there are some journalists who prefer this style

PDF DocumentDatabases- How to login when off campus
PDF DocumentWorks Cited- Cheat Sheet
PDF DocumentAvoiding Plagiarism- step by step and note cards instructions