Richmond Hill K-8 Media Center

September 2020

Welcome back to Richmond Hill K-8 and to the media center!

Media services will be provided differently this year.


All Students


 The Virtual Media Center (VMC) has links to books, homework help, games, virtual field trips, podcasts, STEM activities, story time, and more. Be sure to check the VMC often as the content will be updated frequently. 


There are two ways to visit the VMC:


Go to the school website:


      1. Go to
      2. Click on the tab for Students
      3. Click on Media Center


Scan the QR code below.

Face-to-Face Students


Face-to-Face Students:  Face-to-face students (grades 3-8) may use our new "Concierge Service."  Students can reserve or place a "hold" on books using the Destiny Library System. Library staff will pull the books from the shelves, check them out to students, and deliver them to classrooms once a day. Students can return books when their new books are delivered to the classroom. 


Video tutorials are available in the VMC at or on the school website:


    1. Click on the tab for Students
    2. Click on Media Center
    3. In the left-hand column, click on Destiny Catalog and Destiny Discover


Follett Destiny (where to go to put the books on hold) is on students' launchpads.


Teacher Resources

Teacher resources, organized by content area, are available in the VMC. If teachers have a resource they would like to share with students or other teachers, they can email Mrs. Husid with a suggestion:


Teachers may use the Concierge Service.


Teachers may use the media center calendar to schedule class time for a lesson or project; however, check out may be limited at these times.




Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 19th

Avast all ye landlubbers and scalawags! Talk Like a Pirate Day is coming soon, so swab the deck and hoist the mizzen mast! Go to the Talk Like a Pirate page in the Virtual Media Center (VMC) to learn some new phrases, see some book recommendations, and download some fun activities. If you dress like a pirate at home, send me your photo to post on the webpage:





Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15th through October 15th

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Richmond Hill K-8. Visit the Hispanic Heritage webpage in the VMC to learn Spanish phrases, get book recommendations, view a slide show and download fun activities.




Virtual Scholastic Book Fair

October 1st through14th

With over 6,000 products including book fair exclusives, new releases, favorite characters and authors, and value packs, the Scholastic Book Fair will be online. Browse and purchase from the comfort of your home. All orders ship directly to your home with free shipping for book-only orders over $25. Visit our book fair homepage between October 1st and October 14th to place an order.


Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl

The Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl will be online this year. Richmond Hill K-8 will have two teams: middle school (6th-8th grades) and upper elementary (4th and 5th grades). Team members will have to read at least 3 books each and participate in a virtual competition.  Students are recommended by their teachers, but if you have participated before or think you might like to participate, get in touch with Mrs. Husid: To learn more, visit the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Page in the VMC.


Whitney Husid, Media Specialist

Richmond Hill K-8 School, Augusta, Ga

706-796-4944 x3322