Media Center

FVMS Media Center 

Media Center Staff

Marla Sellers Mrs. Marla Sellers, ~ Media Specialist
Mrs. Sellers is from Perry and began teaching at Fort Valley Middle in 1997 after teaching for 4 years in Albany, GA.  She has spent most of her teaching career in the 6th grade classroom teaching ELA. She holds a BS in Middle Grades Education from Georgia Southwestern State University, a M.Ed. in Reading from Georgia Southwestern State University, and received certification in Library Media from Georgia College and State University.  Mrs. Sellers is married to Billy Sellers.

Henry David Thoreau said, "Reading can inspire, reading can provide good companionship, reading can fortify human freedoms, and reading can bring people together.  This is the power of reading".
Our goals in the FVMS Media Center are:
-To develop life long learners who love to read 
-To develop students who are information literate and ready for the 21st Century
-To provide resources to our faculty and students that support our curriculum

One tool we use to help foster a love of reading is the Accelerated Reader Program. It is based on the fundamental principle that practice improves reading.  It combines the power of computer technology -Accelerated Reader - with a set of sound teaching strategies in a new and effective way.  We call this combination Reading Renaissance.

Reading Renaissance is so successful because it enables teachers to give their students large amounts of reading practice, and helps them monitor and guide that practice.  We believe the result is a continuous growth of students' reading skills and ultimately the development of a life long reader.   Research shows that students who read for just 1 hour per day are more successful in school.

To learn more about Acclerated Reader, click here.

Media Center Handbook For Teachers
Media Center Procedures and Rules for Students

Additional Info

Teen Reads is THE place online for teens to talk about their fave books --- and find the hippest new titles!

Stehpanie Perry Moore:  Visit this author's website to learn more about her and her books.

The Stacks:  Scholastic Books website where you can learn more about books and authors, play games, read blogs, and much, much more FUN!

Kids Reads-  Kidsreads is the best place on the web for kids to find info about their favorite books, series and authors. 

Dan Gutman- Visit this site if you are a fan of Dan's books.  

Goosebumps Official Site:  Great website for everything about Goosebumps!  

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The official site

Skeleton Creek Books:  Watch all the videos and slide shows about this series of books by Patrick Carman.

Who Was? Book Series : Who Was? series tells the incredible stories of trailblazers, legends, innovators, and creators.

Newberry Medal Winners: Visit this page to see all Newbery Medal winners. 

Kids Click:  A websearch site designed for kids by librarians.

Awesome Library: This site has organized the web with 37,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent in education.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary and Thesaurus: Need a definintion or another word or do you just like words and word games?   Visit this site!

Encyclopedia Online:  Search over 100 trusted encyclopedias and dictionaries.

GALILEO:  Georgia's Virtual Library