Welcome to the Sunset Avenue School Media Center. Home of the Dark Horses! SAS Media Center is a flexible access library which meets the needs of the SAS students. Hello, I am the SAS librarian. I believe the library's service role is to meet the needs of its patrons. My patrons are the SAS students, teachers, and staff. As the librarian, I aim to provide and maintain resources for teachers to use regarding their particular curriculum, as well as appropriately leveled books and magazines for the students to read. The library's service role is to extend the learning in my school's classrooms as well as the professional growth of SAS teachers and staff. The library is open during the school day and operates on a flexible schedule. This means teachers and students have access the the library's resources at any time during the school day. Students are allowed to visit the library upon the discretion of the teacher and librarian. SAS library encourages and invites approved volunteers from the community. No school can be successful without volunteers. Volunteers may help with activities, interact with the students or help with the management of the library. If interested in volunteering in the library, please contact the librarian using the listed contact information. The library is actively involved in fundraisers such as Book Fairs. Book Fairs offer students, parents and staff in-school access to purchase books. It also provides SAS Media Center with a means to fund additional resources for the library. Book Fairs are offered in the Fall and Spring. The SAS Media Center looks forward to serving its school community.

Our school participates in Battle of the Books. EBOB is a program that is sponsored by the North Carolina School Library Media Association (NCSLMA). Each year the NCSLMA chooses fifteen books based upon literary merit, reading level difficulty, and genre. Schools that choose to participate in the EBOB program create teams of fourth and fifth graders who read and study the books and prepare to answer questions about the books in order to participate in a ‘quiz bowl’ style competition. To learn more, visit NCSLMA EBOB

Accelerated Reader
Accelerated Reader is an independent reading program which combines reading practice and software-based reading assessment. 


  • MOTIVATES students .

  • EMPOWERS educators with reports.

  • REINFORCES comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency skills.

Surrounding students with a wide variety of literature and nonfiction texts in the classroom, in the school library, and at home is a great start to creating lifelong readers. This technology-based program creates a personalized and engaging learning environment that ensures independent reading accountability.  

Ms Michelle Gainey, SAS Media Center

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NC Kids Digital Library offers e-books, audiobooks, streaming videos, and Read-Alongs. This collection was designed for youth ages pre-K through 4th grade and includes picture books, youth fiction, youth non-fiction, and more.
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What is it? Epic is a free digital library for kids 12 and under. It has more than 35,00 high quality books and videos. There are no ads online, and no in-app purchases on the app.

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4th Grade Virtual Library



Ryan & Craig Storytime

Storytime with Ryan & Craig
is a free, short-form reading show for children, parents & educators. Every week, Ryan and Craig read aloud a new children’s book. This show is different from other read aloud videos for several reasons: First, it’s hosted by not one, but two men, which is fairly uncommon in the literacy and early education world. This offers a new dynamic to inspire and excite both boys and girls about reading!


What is it? Funbrain is website with games, math practice, videos, and books for kids. Books are marked with grade levels, but are not read aloud. It includes both books original to Funbrain, as well as mainstream popular picture and chapter books.

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Storyline Online

What is it? Storyline Online understands the importance and power of reading aloud to kids! Storyline Online is brought to by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) Foundation. It streams videos featuring celebrities reading books aloud.

stream videos of celebrities reading books aloud for kids online for free

Free Offer Details: This website is always free and runs on donations. There is no log in required.

Audible (for kids)

What is it? Audible is a collection of audio books. The website has the books broken down by age level from baby-13 years. You can also browse and listen to books according to categories such as award winners, best sellers, books in a series, and celebrity narrators.

audible free audio books for kids

Free Offer Details: Currently, all stories for kids are free to stream on desktop, laptops, phones, or tablets. These audiobooks are available in 6 different languages. In addition, NO sign-up or personal information is required. It’s totally FREE!

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