• “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!

Phone: 4702548351


Degrees and Certifications:

Kate 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.   

Phone: 470-254-8359


Degrees and Certifications:

Melanie 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.

Hours Of Operation

  • Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 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. 


  • B/W Printer

    1-3 pages = FREE per class per day

    4+ pages  = $.05 per page

    Color Printer

    $.25 per page