Library Media Center


    Listed below you will find access to eBooks and other online resources provided to students. 

    Students can access these resources by clicking on the apps through their Clever account. 

    • MackinVIA - This is where titles purchased from the Chastain Middle School Library will be located.  Read from your computer or download the app to start reading today. 
       MackinVIA App

    • Sora/OverDrive - This resource was purchased by the district.  It contains many great titles available for reading and it can even be linked to other library systems (Jackson/Hinds) if you have a library card.  
      Soa App

    • myON - This is another purchase provided by the district.  It contains many titles about nonfiction topics that can be read in a short period of time. 
      myON app

      Chastain Access to eBooks 

    Insignia Library Software

    INSIGNIA Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC)

    Insignia OPAC allows students and staff to search the library's online catalog for books from any location. It can save time by looking for what you need without having to come to the library and search the shelves.  You can search Accelerated Reader information and reserve books if they are currently being checked out.  Explore our OPAC and see what you find.

    Book Spotlight

    White Smoke

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    Book Description

    The Haunting of Hill House meets Get Out in this chilling YA psychological thriller and modern take on the classic haunted house story from New York Times bestselling author Tiffany D. Jackson!

    Marigold is running from ghosts. The phantoms of her old life keep haunting her, but a move with her newly blended family from their small California beach town to the embattled Midwestern city of Cedarville might be the fresh start she needs. Her mom has accepted a new job with the Sterling Foundation that comes with a free house, one that Mari now has to share with her bratty ten-year-old stepsister, Piper.

    The renovated picture-perfect home on Maple Street, sitting between dilapidated houses, surrounded by wary neighbors has its . . . secrets. That’s only half the problem: household items vanish, doors open on their own, lights turn off, shadows walk past rooms, voices can be heard in the walls, and there’s a foul smell seeping through the vents only Mari seems to notice. Worse: Piper keeps talking about a friend who wants Mari gone.

    But “running from ghosts” is just a metaphor, right?

    As the house closes in, Mari learns that the danger isn’t limited to Maple Street. Cedarville has its secrets, too. And secrets always find their way through the cracks.

  • General Information

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    Librarian:  Jason Eifling

    Phone: (601) 987-3550

    Hours:  7:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

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Last Modified on October 17, 2022