Welcome to the Parkway Library Webpage!
Search the Destiny Online Catalog to find books at Parkway!
WVA Students & Families can request books here.
Student Use of the Library
Students at Parkway come to the library in different ways depending on what grade level they are in.
K-5 students attend weekly classes in the library where they learn how to use the library and gain some research skills. They also hear a number of stories, both fiction and non-fiction, that are geared to spark their imagination or their interest and help to foster a love of reading.
Students in grades 6-8 only come to the library regularly if they have signed up for morning exploratory classes that are taught in the library. Outside of that, they attend the library throughout the school year on an as-needed basis to check out materials or get help with research and homework.
All students at Parkway are allowed to check out from the library as long as they don't have any lost books that they owe money for.
Students are allowed to have out up to 6 books at one time. Students in Kindergarten and 1st grade may check out one book at a time during their weekly library classes but if they forget to bring back their book the following week, they may continue to check out more as long as they don't exceed the limit of 6.
Books are checked out for a period of 3 weeks (21 days) and can be renewed multiple times (either in library class or by contacting Mr. Gray). Most students will return their books during their weekly library classes but books can be returned at any time, 24/7. If the school is closed, use the book return out front.
If a book is not renewed it is marked overdue after three weeks. If it remains overdue for another 3 weeks, it will be marked as lost. At this point, the computer will assess a fine for the lost book and this fine will appear both on the student's Destiny account and in their MySchoolBucks account. The only way to remove the fine is to either return the book or pay the fine (if the book is truly lost). During the 3 weeks that the book is overdue, there are no overdue fines obsessed. You will only be charged if a book is marked as lost.
Books may be placed on hold at any time of the day via the Destiny Online Catalog. They will then be held for students until they come to pick them up from the library. For more info on holds and how to place them, visit the Placing Holds tab on this page.
If a student would like to check out more books, they can come after school with a parent between 2:30-3:30 PM.
Phone: (828) 264-3032
Degrees and Certifications:
BA in English from Appalachian State MS in Library and Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Born in Greenville, grew up in Valle Crucis, Living in Boone, Working at Parkway. Has an awesome job, an awesome family, and awesome friends. Awesome! Enjoys making connections between students and their communities by using both books and current research tools. Need help? Get in touch with him. Need to discuss important things like Star Wars, Comics, or Rubik's Cubes? Get in touch with him. Need a friend? Get in touch with him. Need to know what happened to your giant pet orangutan who goes by the name of Billy Joe? Do not get in touch with him.
Visit the Library's Catalog: Destiny Online Catalog
Scroll down for more useful links!
NC Wise Owl
Great for research. Also provides access to Britannica, eBooks, and other useful resources. If you need any help, contact Mr. Gray.
E-books from EBSCO
Thousands of ebooks at your fingertips. Search for a title or subject you want, and then click "View Full PDF" to read the book.
The link is actually to NCWiseOwl. Once there, follow this click progression:
Elementary School=> eBook K8 collection
Ask Mr. Gray if you need any help!