The Library Media Center operates on a fixed schedule and is open each weekday from 8:00 to 2:00 for students and from 7:30 - 2:30 for teachers. The Media Center uses an automated catalog system named "Destiny" which can be accessed from all computers in the school including those located in the Media Center, Computer Lab, and individual classrooms. Students and teachers may use the Destiny program on any computer in the building to generate a list of desired materials and then email this list to the Media Specialist. These materials will then be pulled and prepared for the individual to pick-up.
Students may check out 2 books per visit for 3-5. Books are due back within one week. Fines are not charged for overdue books; however, students with overdue books will not be allowed to check out additional books. Students must pay to replace lost or damaged books.
The library media specialist and classroom teacher will plan collaboratively to ensure that all class sessions support and extend the goals and objectives of the classroom.
Our District has a subscription to Renaissance Place. This is the web-based site for Accelerated Reader. With Renaissance Place, students have access to any AR test that RP has created. While students must take their tests at school, they may read and test on books that they have in their own home library, the public library and the school library. To check and see if the books they are reading from home or that they are checking out at the public library are AR, go to http://www.arbookfind.com/
Parents can also keep up with their students' AR and STAR reading test scores by going to https://www.renaissance.com/products/practice/home-connect/ and logging in with the student's username and password. Since MCPSS has purchased this resource, all students will use their 10-digit State number as the username. Most of our students will use their lunch number as their password. (A few of our teachers chose not to follow this system.) This site will also email you when your child takes a test and let you know his/her score.
Mobile Public Library
Visit Arthur and his friends on this website. There are coloring pages and other activities to keep you busy at home.
Author of the Cam Jansen series--a student favorite.
Lynne Reid Banks
Read her latest news, her interview with herself, and see an array of photographs and videos, and you can even listen to her read from some of her books.
http://www.lynnereidbanks.com/ Judy Blume
http://www.judyblume.com/reference/multimedia.php click her to hear her read some of her audio books. Want to know how Judy came to write her books. It's all here.
Betsy Byars has written over sixty books for young people. Her first published in 1962 and since then she has published regularly. Her books have been translated into nineteen languages and she gets thousands of letters from readers in the United States and from all over the world.
Matt Christopher is the writer young readers turn to when they’re looking for fast-paced, action-packed sports novels. He is the best-selling author of more than one hundred sports books for young readers.
Some of his best know books are Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, and The BFG.
Because of Winn-Dixie is one of this author's books.
Alabama Virtual Library
Alabama Virtual Library
The Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers, and citizens of the State of Alabama with online access to essential library and information resources. It is primarily a group of online databases that have magazine, journal, and newspaper articles for research. When you go to this site, choose the Age Group Elementary to find resources that are helpful for your elementary students. Available here are encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs and other resources that are age appropriate.
Student Reference and Digital Resources
Students can only take quizzes at school.http://hosted240.renlearn.com/79853/
Great source to check out whether or not your personal books are AR.http://www.arbookfind.com/UserType.aspx
World Almanac For Kids
A website filled with all kinds of information, including: animals, environment, inventions, nations, populations, U.S. presidents, religion, space, sports, states and U.S. history timeline.http://www.worldalmanacforkids.com
A great web site created by librarians! This site lists over 5,000 websites for children. Don't miss it!http://www.KidsClick.org
Panda Central: Live Panda Cam
Who can resist a baby panda live?http://sandiegozoo.org/pandas/pandacam/
Lots of fun activities and facts about the Solar System.
When you go to this website, click on "For Students" at top of the screen--choose "age group" which is located at the left of the screen. This will give you age-appropriate information and activities. The site even includes games and homework help. A fun site, even when you are not studying the Solar System.
Check Your Weight on Other Planets
Ever wondered what you would weigh on Jupiter or Mars? This site will let you know with a simple conversion calculator.
A good online program for beginning or struggling readers.
Classic Fairy Tales
Animation is used to retell Grimm, Andersen, and other classic fairy tales. This site includes games and print-out coloring pages.
Students can go to this site and access our e-books. McDavid-Jones K-2 and 3-5 have over 600 titles.