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Media Center

Welcome to the Media Center

The RES Media Center's mission is to expose students to a variety of books while they are learning to become independent readers.  We desire to instill a love of reading while teaching students how to access information in the library. The Media Center is a stimulating and welcoming place where students can choose books to gain knowledge or to simply read for fun.  

Renaissance Place Enterprise

First, a student’s optimal reading level is determined through the STAR assessment. This assessment provides information on a student’s overall reading ability and suggests a range of book levels for each student called the “zone of proximal development”, or ZPD.  Teachers then set an individualized reading practice goal based on reading quantity, quality, and difficulty and monitor progress toward those goals.  Students then select books on the ZPD level and read to take AR tests.  AR offers more than 150,000 quizzes on both fiction and nonfiction titles. These quizzes ask questions that measure a student’s comprehension of a book. 

Renaissance Home Connect

Parents have Renaissance Home Connect.  With this program, parents can access real-time information in English or Spanish to  stay up to date and keep their children motivated. Parents can get emails and alerts when their child takes a quiz.  Students and parents can see progress toward reading goals, conduct book searches using AR BookFinder, review AR quiz results, and view the number of books and words read.  AR Book Finder is a program that will tell you the level of every AR book.

To log in to Renaissance Home Connect

Website:  Renaissance Home Connect

Username: Your child's username that they log in with at school

Password:  Your child's password that they use at school

*Does not allow quizzing in Accelerated Reader from home.


ALabama Virtual Library

The Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers, and citizens of the State of Alabama with online access to essential library and information resources. It is primarily a group of online databases that have magazine, journal, and newspaper articles for research. Through the AVL, an equitable core of information sources is available to every student and citizen in Alabama, raising the level of excellence in schools and communities across the state.



Book Fairs
Our library sponsors a book fair during the school year to provide our students with a wide variety of excellent books.  Proceeds from the book fair provide funding for the library to purchase additional resources for students. 



RES eBook Collection

RES has over 300 eBooks that you can read from home!  Just click on 'Click Here to Read this eBook' to read.

Net Smart Kids

This website teaches kids about internet safety. It contains games, ebooks, and videos.

Common Sense Media

This nonprofit organization helps families make good media choices in the ever-changing world of technology

RES Library Book Search

Find out if a library book is available at our school library

AR Book Finder

Search book titles to find out their AR levels