McDavid-Jones Elementary School Library Media Center



The mission of McDavid-Jones Elementary School is to produce lifelong learners who demonstrate the desire for educational success. The mission of McDavid-Jones Elementary Media Center is to support the students, faculty, staff and parents, as they become effective users of the information that is available through the LMC. This can be accomplished with a child-centered staff who provides knowledgeable instruction and up-to-date technology and resources in an open caring environment.

As you may have noticed, McDavid-Jones is blessed with two libraries. It is an ideal situation for everyone because each library is able to provide materials to support the curriculum and specific needs of the students and teachers it serves. Please come by to get acquainted when you visit the school. We will be happy to show you around.

Hours of service for students:

  • Open Checkout: 8:00-2:00
  • Story time & class time scheduled for both Libraries




Students at McDavid-Jones have access to every Accelerated Reader test made by Renaissance Learning.  While students must test on all books at school, we strongly encourage students to read books from home or the public library as well. To see if the books your child is reading from home or the public library are AR, go to AR BookFinder with the link shown on the home page of this site or click on this link: If the books your child has read are indeed AR titles, simply make a list of those books and send it to school with your child. Your child can test on those titles as time allows in their classroom or in the library.

Both the K-2 and 3-5 libraries work together to provide an incentive program to the students to encourage them to reach their quarterly AR goals. AR goals are set individually for each student according to their independent reading level. This insures that all students are working on their level and have attainable goals and opportunity for success with the AR program.

The Accelerated Reader program gives you access to your child's AR information with the Home Connect option. With this feature, parents can keep up with their students' AR  test scores by using the link for Home Connect also on the home page for this site or by going to this link:  and logging in with the student's username and password. All students will use their State number as the username. Ask your child's teacher for this and their password.

Destiny Quest - Our On-line Catalog


The Alabama Virtual Library is a free online database for all students, teachers and citizens of the State of Alabama which gives access to essential library and information resources. It contains dictionaries, encyclopedias, magazines and more! This awesome resource is paid for with your tax dollars so you will want to tap into this resource, and remember to thank our State Legislators for providing it. Click on this AVL link to access this valuable resource for help with projects and research. Access at school does not require a password, however access from home does. If you need an AVL card for home use contact us or you local public library to get one.   


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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
Renaissance Learning--AR

Students can only take quizzes at school.


AR Book FindGreat source to check out whether or not your personal books are AR.

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.       

Kids Click
A great web site created by librarians! This site lists over 5,000 websites for children. Don't miss it!

Panda Central: Live Panda Cam

Who can resist a baby panda live?     

Starfall Reading
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.

Destiny K-5

Students can go to this site and access our e-books.  We have over 600 titles.

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. 

Visit Arthur and his friends on this website. There are coloring pages and other activities to keep you busy at home.

Jan Brett
This popular children's author provides coloring pages, activities, crafts and much more on her exciting web page for children.

David AdlerAuthor 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. Judy Blume
Want to know how Judy came to write her books or listen to the audiobooks?  It's all here.Betsy Byars

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

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. Roald Dahl

Some of his best know books are Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, and The BFG.

Kate DiCamillo

 Because of Winn-Dixie is one of this author's books.