At Home Learning Resources
ACS and Buncombe Co. Public Library Partnership
All ACS students can access the public library with their PowerSchool number! Students can check out e-books and audiobooks through BCPL's digital collection.
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Tumblebooks ebooks for kids
Asheville City Schools librarians read aloud picture books
Watch videos of celebrities reading their favorite books
See astronauts reading books from space
Panthers players and special guests read aloud Scholastic books in a "read along" style
The Spanish Experiment Listen, watch and read along to popular children's stories translated into Spanish and read by a native speaker
Read, Wonder, and Learn Authors and illustrators share read alouds and resources for learning anywhere
Virtual Field Trips
Smithsonian Animal Cameras See lions, pandas, elephants, and naked mole-rats live on camera at the Smithsonian Zoo
Our Media Center
The Vance Media Center's mission is to support the school's curriculum and foster a love of reading. The library is both fixed and flexibly scheduled to best meet the needs of students. Kindergarten through second grade classes come to the Media Center once a week for book check out and lessons. Third through fifth grade classes are flexibly scheduled to come to the library. Our library provides access to print, digital, and makerspace resources that support the curriculum.
Media Center Staff
Kirsten LeClerc-Media Coordinator
Anndrea Burns-Digital Lead Teacher
Brandon Purcell-Media Assistant/Tech Contact
We love having volunteers in our library! We can always use help shelving books or assisting during K-2 library time. We also welcome volunteers during our Scholastic book fairs.
Battle of the Books
4th and 5th grade students are invited each year to be a part of the Battle of the Books team. Students are required to read 8 of the 15 books on the NC list in order to participate. We read, discuss, and practice questions about the books from November through March. The district competition will take place in early April. During both the 2018 and 2019 competitions, the Vance team won the Sportsmanship trophy!
The ACS 2020 Elementary EBOB list is out! Please note: the ACS list has some different titles from the NC state list. We opted to make the list more diverse with more current titles.
We are so lucky to have two wonderful local bookstores in Asheville! Malaprop's and Spellbound have enabled us to have several wonderful author visits over the last few years. Our students have been able to meet Jan Brett, Ben Hatke, Alan Gratz, Grace Lin, Stacy McAnulty, and Barbara O'Connor. The experience of having authors speak to students about their writing has been priceless! We love our local bookstores!