CMS Media Center


“It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.” ― Oscar Wilde

The Crabapple media center is a great place to come and check out a book, meet friends to study or conduct research. The media center staff are eager to help you find the information you need. Here you can print and design projects for class, checkout books, or study for that upcoming test or quiz. Teachers, we also have information for you! Need help finding material for class? We can help you! Need equipment to help enhance a lesson? We got you covered!

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B/W Printer

1-3 pages = FREE per class per day

4+ pages = $.05 per page

Color Printer

$.25 per page

Late Fees (Each Day)

-$.05 per book - for every day the book is late

-Books can be placed on hold for school 2 days

-Check out up to 5 books at a time

Hours of Operation

Hours: 8:00 am - 4:05 pm for book check out and computer usage. Students arriving early (8:00-8:20 AM) need to sign in and work quietly on school projects.

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Help I Don't know what to read!

Take the quiz to help guide your next book choice!

Media Center Staff

Mrs. Kowalske

Mrs. Kowalske is the media specialist here at Crabapple. This is Mrs. Kowalske's first year at Crabapple and she is very excited about working with middle schoolers. Before Crabbapple, Mrs. Kowalske taught English at Cambridge High School. She graduated form Kennesaw State with a degree in English education and shortly after completed a masters in school media. Her favorite book is The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien . When not in the library Mrs. Kowalske enjoys looking after her houseplants, drinking tea and playing with her dog Chuck.

Mrs. Smith

This is my 13th year working in the Media Center at CMS. Prior to that, I was a computer programmer with BellSouth. I have a degree in Industrial Engineering from Auburn University. I have 2 children – Samuel and his wife, Grace, live in St. Louis Missouri and are working on PhDs in English. Evie lives in Davis, California, and is working a PhD in Horticulture and Agronomy. My husband, Wayne, retired from Accenture and volunteers in the Media Center. I like to read mysteries, Historical Fiction and Biographies. I was named for a character in Gone with the Wind.

Book Request.

Is there a book you wanted that we don't have? No worries, just fill out the form and we will get on it!

Student Assignment Help

Do you have a project coming up that requires you to do some research in the Media Center? Fill out the form below, and I can help you find books and articles.