brevard elementary Media Center
School Library Media Specialist
Welcome to the BEs Media Center
We are Reading at Bes!!!
- Number of Book Checked Out Last Year: 18,000 books
- Average Weekly Checkout: 450 books
- Number of Copies of Books: 14,282
- Number of Patrons: 541
- Why School Libraries Matter
Why It Matters
The BES Library Program
- Our students enjoy weekly visits to the media center with lessons designed to instill a love of reading, to enhance Common Core classroom lessons, and to inspire life-long learning. Visits include checking out materials, practicing information literacy, and exercising digital citizenship.
Battle of the Books
Look for information about first meeting dates coming home in October.
Students should start reading the books now.
To compete in the final competitions, students should read all of the books and take a comprehension quiz for each book with a 70% passing rate. See Mrs. Cali when you are ready to take a test.
Our school library and the county library have the current list of books to read. Click here for the titles:
Use this link to suggest titles to consider for our library collection.
Mrs. Cali holding a book.
Degrees & Certifications
MLIS School Library Media Licensure, University of North Carolina Greensboro
M.A. Ed. School Counseling, Western Carolina University
Mrs. Cali has had the honor of sharing her love of learning and reading with the children of Western North Carolina for over 25 years. In 2006 and 2016, she was honored to receive the Media Coordinator of the Year for Transylvania County. Other honors include the Transylvania County Rotary Teacher of the Year award and the Haywood County Creative Teacher of the Year award. Mrs. Cali is the author of The Nature of Study Skills (K-5) (Mar*Co Products), Creatures of Character: A Complete Character Education program (K-5) (Mar*Co Products) and Library Mania: Games and Activities For Your Library (K-5) (Upstart Books). She has authored and been the recipient of several grants to promote digital literacy and STEAM related activities including the NC School Library Read To Succeed Grant, Transylvania County Schools Education Foundation Grant, Haywood County Bright Ideas Grant, and the Lowe's Toolbox for Education Grant. When Mrs. Cali is not at school, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters whitewater rafting, ziplining, and hiking in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains.
Research and Presentation Tools
Books and Learning Sites