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Chapel Hill Middle School

Dekalb County Schools

Media Center

Library Information

Ms. Thomas (Library Media Specialist) 
[email protected]

Office: 678-676-8534

Ms. Hairston (Library Media Assistant)

The CHMS school library is a welcoming space to develop reading, learning, and creative expression.

Students must have a pass from their teacher to visit the library. Students may check out a total of 3 books at a time for a period of 2 weeks, with the option to extend their checkout time if necessary. 

The library is always accepting book suggestions from students. If there are books or series that you would like to see in our library, feel free to stop by and give your suggestions to Ms. Thomas. We strive to purchase books that best reflect the diverse needs and interests of our student population. 
Destiny is our online library catalog where you can search for print books to check out from the media center. Destiny can be accessed via Clever.

Looking for ebooks to read on your Chromebook or phone? Read on!

Sora, our virtual library!

Sora, Our Virtual Library!

Sora is our virtual platform of eBooks available 24/7 through Clever or through the Sora app. Within Sora, you will find a great selection of eBooks and audiobooks for virtual checkout. 

Sora can easily be accessed through Clever. Scroll down to Additional Research & Information Tools and you will see a blue icon for Sora.

For instructions on how to first set Sora up for your school, please click here! It's quick and easy. Soon you will be on your way to a great reading experience!

And remember, you can connect the DeKalb County Public Library to your Sora account too for access to thousands of additional eBooks. Just search for the DeKalb County Public Library as one of your libraries and add it. You don't even need a library card to do it!

However, if you would like a library card to utilize any of their other great resources, grab your parent or guardian and click here to apply! 

summer reading lists

Summer Reading Lists

CHMS encourages all students to read over the summer to combat summer learning loss. Reading helps develop empathy, improves critical thinking skills, builds vocabulary, teaches social skills, and provides a sense of support and belonging, especially for students who may feel misunderstood. Check out our summer reading lists for suggestions on what to read this summer. These lists are tailored by grade level; however, research shows that student interest and self-choice has a positive impact on reading, so many of these books can be read across grade levels.