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Welcome to the Library Media Center! 

Dorchester District Two libraries strive to support and enhance the district’s mission of leading the way, every student, every day through relationships, rigor and relevance. We do this by providing access to library books and instructional materials as well as teaching lessons to support all areas of the curriculum.

It is our goal to assist members of the learning community to become effective and ethical users of ideas and information, to develop the skills necessary for independent life-long learning and to have a love of reading for pleasure and personal growth. 

County Library

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About Your Library Staff

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Melissa Young 
Media Specialist

It has been an honor serving as the SHES Librarian Media Specialist since August 2020.

Sharing wonderful books and the love of reading with our school family is something I value. It is my mission to provide a welcoming library environment while preparing future-ready lifelong readers, learners, and creative thinkers.  

My background includes teaching second, third, and fourth grade. I also served as an Instructional Technology Specialist before becoming a librarian. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from College of Charleston, Master's Degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology from Nova Southeastern University, and Master's Degree in Library Information Science from The University of South Carolina.  

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Lisa Hamilton 
Media Assistant

I have a genuine love of children, and I am thrilled to mentor children as lifelong readers. I enjoy pairing students with books that are perfect for them. I live a simple life of faith, service, and love. 

My background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Studies and Political Science from College of Charleston. Before becoming a Library/Media Assistant, I served as an Adult Support and Teaching Assistant at Knightsville and Sand Hill Elementary School. 

South Carolina Children’s Book Award Nominees

Book cover for The Accidental Apprentice by Amanda Foody

The Accidental Apprentice (1)  (Wilderlore) by Amanda Foody

Book cover for Allergic by Megan Wagner Lloyd

Allergic by Megan Wagner Lloyd

Book cover for Bartali's Bicycle by Megan Hoyt and Iacopo Bruno

Bartali's Bicycle: The True Story of Gino Bartali, Italy's Secret Hero by Megan Hoyt

Book cover for Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Doom by Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr

Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Doom by Matthew A Swanson

Book cover for CeCe Rios and the Desert of Souls by Kaela Rivera

Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls by Kaela Rivera

Book cover for Dog Squad by Chris Grabenstein

Dog Squad by Chris Grabenstein

Book cover for The Elephant in the Room by Holly Goldberg Sloan

The Elephant in the Room by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Book cover for Falling Short by Ernesto Cisneros

Falling Short by Ernesto Cisneros

Book cover for Fast Pitch by Nic Stone

Fast Pitch by Nic Stone

Book cover for The Islanders by Mary Alice Monroe

The Islanders by Mary Alice Monroe

Book cover for Last Gate of the Emperor by Kwame Mbalia and Prince Joel Makonnen

Last Gate of the Emperor by Joel Dawit Makonnen and Kwame Mbalia

Book cover for The Many Meanings of Meilan by Andrea Wang

The Many Meanings of Meilan by Andrea Wang

Book cover for The Marvellers by Dhonielle Clayton

The Marvellers by Dhonielle Clayton

Book cover for Maya and the Robot by Eve L Ewing

Maya and the Robot by Eve Ewing

Book cover for Ophie's Ghosts by Justina Ireland

Ophie's Ghosts by Justina Ireland

Book cover for Shine On, Luz Veliz by Rebecca Palcarcel

Shine On, Luz Véliz! by Rebecca Balcarcel

Book cover for Simon B Rhymin by Dwayne Reed

Simon B. Rhymin' by Dwayne Reed

Book cover for Sofia Acosta Makes a Scene by Emma Otheguy

Sofía Acosta Makes a Scene by Emma Otheguy

Book cover for Stella by McCall Hoyle

Stella by McCall Hoyle

Book cover for Stuck by Jennifer Swender

Stuck by Jennifer Swender

South Carolina Picture Book Awards

Book cover for Acorn was a Little Wild by Jen Arena

Acorn Was a Little Wild by Jen Arena

Book cover for Bathe the Cat by Alice McGinty

Bathe the Cat by Alice B. McGinty

Book cover for Chez Bob by Bob Shea

Chez Bob by Bob Shea

 

Book cover for Dancing with Daddy by Anitra Rowe Schulte

Dancing with Daddy by Anitra Rowe Schulte

Book cover for Don't Hug Doug by Carrie Finison

Don't Hug Doug: (He Doesn't Like It) by Carrie Finison

Book cover for Gibberish by Young Vo

Gibberish by Young Vo

Book cover for Hamsters Make Terrible Roommates by Cheryl Klein

Hamsters Make Terrible Roommates by Cheryl B. Klein

Book cover for Hurricane by John Rocco

Hurricane by John Rocco

Book cover for Invasion of the Unicorns by David Biedrzycki

Invasion of the Unicorns by David Biedrzycki

Book cover for Knight Owl by Christopher Denise

Knight Owl by Christopher Denise

Book cover for Mel Fell by Corey Tabor

Mel Fell by Corey R. Tabor

Book cover for Negative Cat by Sophie Blackall

Negative Cat by Sophie Blackall

Book cover for Nigel and the Moon by Antwan Eady

Nigel and the Moon by Antwan Eady

Book cover for Regina is not a little Dinosaur by Andrea Zuill

Regina Is NOT a Little Dinosaur by Andrea Zuill

Book cover for Sadie Sprocket Builds a Rocket by Sue Fleiss

Sadie Sprocket Builds a Rocket by Sue Fleiss

Book cover for Someone Builds the Dream by Lisa Wheeler

Someone Builds the Dream by Lisa Wheeler

Book cover for Something's Wrong by Jory John

Something's Wrong by Jory John

Book cover for This Very Tree by Sean Rubin

This Very Tree: A Story of 9/11, Resilience, and Regrowth by Sean Rubin

Book cover for A Walk in the Words by Hudson Talbott

A Walk in the Words by Hudson Talbott

Book cover for Be Strong by Pat Zietlow Miller

Be Strong by Pat Zietlow Miller

Caldecott Medal Winners

Book cover for Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Toback

Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback

Book cover for So You Want to Be President by Judith St. George

 So You Want to Be President by Judith St. George

Book cover for The Three Pigs by David Wiesner

The Three Pigs by David Wiesner

Book cover for My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rommann

My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rommann

Book cover for The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by  Mordicai Gerstein

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein

Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

The Hello. Goodbye Window by Norton Juster and Chris Raschka

The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster

Book cover for Flotsam by David Wiesner

Flotsam by David Wiesner

Book cover for The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Book cover for The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson

The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson

Book cover for The Lion and the Mouse by Gerald Rose and Jerry Pinkney

The Lion & the Mouse by Gerald Rose and Jerry Pinkney

Book cover for A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead

A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead

Book cover for A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka

A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka

Book cover for This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

Book cover for Locomotive by Brian Floca

Locomotive by Brian Floca

Book cover for The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat

Book cover for Finding Winnie: Th True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick

Book cover for Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe

Book cover for Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell

Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell

Book cover for Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall

Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall

Book cover for The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander 

Book cover for We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom

We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom

Book cover for Watercress by Andrea Wang

Watercress by Andrea Wang

Book cover for Hot Dog by Doug Salati

Hot Dog by Doug Salati

Newbery Medal Winners

Book cover for Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Book cover for A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck

A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck

Book cover for A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park

A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park

Book cover for Crispin - The Cross of Lead by Avi

Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi

Book cover for Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata

Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata

Book cover for Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins

Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins

Book cover for The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron

The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron

Book cover for Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! by Laura Amy Schlitz

Book cover for The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The ​Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Book cover for When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Book cover for Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

Book cover for Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

Book cover for The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Book cover for Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo

Book cover for Crossover by Kwame Alexander

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Book cover for Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de La Pena

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña

Book cover for The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

Book cover for Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

Book cover for Merci Suarez Changes Gear by Meg Medina

Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina

Book cover for New Kid by Jerry Craft

New Kid by Jerry Craft

Book cover for When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller

When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller

Book cover for The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera

The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera

Book cover for Freewater by Amina Luqman-Dawson

Freewater by Amina Luqman-Dawson

Library Resources Available to Students in Clever

Destiny Discover

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Destiny Discover provides access to the school’s library catalog. Students can search for library books and other great content provided by the school’s media center. 

Sora

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Students have access to thousands of eBooks and audiobooks through Dorchester 2 and the Dorchester County Public Library via Sora. 

Discus Kids

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DISCUS Kids is a free electronic library provided by the South Carolina State Library. It offers several databases to help with research and learning.