17 Dec 2014

Unwrapping Secret Santa's Library Books

Our students have had such fun both wrapping and unwrapping books from Secret Santa! Thank you to everyone who participated in the festive fun. At one point this week, we had around 300 wrapped books on display ranging from picture books to chapter books, from information books to comic books. Students enjoyed selecting books recommended by their fellow ASD readers. The anticipation of opening a surprise was infectious. Many students left the library with the gift of a great reading recommendation.

The ES Library team wishes our ASD community of readers a wonderful Winter Break. 

Happy holidays and happy reading!

14 Dec 2014

InFlow: Building Research Skills

This year, elementary students are reflecting on their research process by using a new model called InFlow. ASD has adopted InFlow as an integrated model for K-12 information literacy. The eight elements of InFlow are ask, map, explore, make, show, imagine, collaborate and reflect

Some of the basic concepts around the InFlow model are:

  • K-12 common language and cohesive model for the research process. 
  • Designed to be engaging for learners and to support learner-centered and individualized learning. 
  • Focussed on authentic learning experiences and the production of creative, tangible outputs. 
  • Process which flows naturally from one element to the next, rather than a set of isolated tasks. 
  • Elements can be undertaken in any order. It is likely that some elements will be repeated several times, but equally, it is not essential to use every element during an activity. 
  • Learners engage with information in a variety of ways as they map, explore, ask, reflect, collaborate, imagine, show and make. 
  • Collaboration is an important component of and group projects and team work are supported. However, each of the elements can also be carried out as an individual task as appropriate. 
  • The model is designed to adaptable for different age ranges. 
  • It is intended to be refined and adapted by each individual to suit their own situation and the needs of their learners.

Sample of a Grade 4 student note taking organizer.

InFlow in Action:

Grade Four students are working collaboratively to research life on the Oregon Trail. In small groups, they have developed a series of questions. Using a Google Doc to organize their note taking, each group member is responsible for a specific focus area. As a team, the students work together to learn about this period in American history. All of the questions are self-selected making the process entirely inquiry driven by the students. A variety of books and electronic resources are used to answer their questions.

10 Dec 2014

Bookworm Book Fair: December 15-18

Bookworm Book Shop will host its annual book fair in the ASD main reception from December 15-18. Students will visit the fair with their classroom teachers at a convenient time. Families are welcome to browse throughout the day. 

The ASD Elementary Library benefits by receiving 10 percent of total purchases in store credit at Bookworm Book Shop. 

Timings for the fair are:

  • Monday, Dec. 15 from 10:30am - 4:00pm
  • Tuesday, Dec. 16 from 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday, Dec. 17 from 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Thursday, Dec. 18 from 8:30am - 12:00pm

Look out for our posters around campus for information!

9 Dec 2014

Secret Santa's Library Books: Share the Gift of a Reading Recommendation

We all know that a story can be a magical gift. In our ES Library, students have been secretly wrapping their favorite library books and writing enticing gift cards with book recommendations.

On Sunday, December 14, we will open up the display of wrapped books for students to choose from and check out! There will be no judging a book by it's cover here. No, all books will be selected based on the gift card's message.

It's all meant to be fun and festive and encourage our readers to try a new book recommended by a fellow ASD reader. What could be better than a gift of a great read over the holidays?

Stop by the library to enjoy the surprise of opening up a "gift" of a wonderful book! Merry Christmas and happy reading from the ES Library!

4 Nov 2014

One School, One Book: Grades 4 and 5 Read A Long Walk to Water

Our One School, One Book initiative is in full swing. ASD Libraries are encouraging students in Grades 3 through 12, staff and parents to join our shared reading experience of a A Long Walk to Water in anticipation of Linda Sue Park’s visit to ASD in March. The goals for ASD's One School, One Book event are to celebrate literacy, build community, promote our Visiting Author Program, and foster global awareness.

All Grade 5 students just finished A Long Walk to Water in their homeroom classes. And, Grade 4 students are currently reading and buzzing about the the book. Grade 4 student, Naina, said "I can't believe that it is a true story. It is unbelievable that the main characters survived." The students were surprised by the twist at the end of the book when two seemingly separate stories are beautifully woven together. Several students commented on how much they were inspired by the determination of the main character, Salva, and his ability lead others to safety day after day over such a long period of time. Many students asked themselves if they would be able to walk such a distance and face such danger. Our students are asking important questions and experiencing an important story of perseverance and desire to change the world for the better.

Don't forget that the libraries have multiple copies of A Long Walk to Water for check out and for sale for AED 25 at our circulation desks. 
We plan to offer a range of opportunities to allow our community members to engage in discussion about this powerful story. Stayed tuned for more information on how to participate in our One Book, One School event.

Click here to watch Linda Sue Park’s book trailer about A Long Walk to Water.

3 Nov 2014

Workshops on Wednesdays: An Introduction to ES Library Resources and Services

Join the ES Librarians on November 5 from 8:15 - 9:15 a.m. for the first Workshop Wednesday. Parents will explore ES Library resources and services such as the ES Library website and subscriptions. The ES Library has a wealth of kid-friendly resources. Parents are invited to bring personal devices to the workshop and to set-up technology tools to use with their children at home.

Workshops on Wednesday is a new series of workshops for ES Parents about Information and Technology Literacy. The ES Librarians and the EdTech Coaches invite parents to attend every other Wednesday for a cup of coffee and a hands-on session designed to help parents support their child as a learner. All ES parents, new and returning, are encouraged to attend.

Workshop Wednesday Series Schedule:

November 5 - Welcome to the ES Library: An Introduction to our Resources and Services
November 19 - DreamBox Math
January 14 - Google Apps for Parents
January 28 - eBooks and Electronic Resources
February 11 - A Long Walk to Water Discussion Group
February 25 - Digital Citizenship
March 11 - Visiting Authors Parent Presentation
March 25 - Great apps for home use
May 6 - Safe Internet Searching Tips
May 20 - InFlow: The Research Process K-12
June 3 - Summer Reading

3 Oct 2014

Biblionasium: Discover, Read, Share

Our students in Grades 4 and 5 are connected to an online reading community called Biblionasium. Designed specifically for kids, each student can build a virtual bookshelf, engage with classmates about reading, keep a reading log, write book reviews and access an entire database of books.

The feedback is unanimous, our students love Biblionasium! It's fun, it's visual, it is interactive. Students like to keep track of their personal reading, set goals for future reading and to view their friends shelves for ideas on what to read. Students also like the recommendation feature where they can send a recommendation directly to a friend or to the entire class.

Each class has its own reading community. It is safe and monitored by the teacher. No one outside of the class can join without the teacher's permission. The teacher is also able to make recommendations or set goals for individuals or the whole class.

Kids can search for books and authors. Just by touching the cover of a book, students can read a summary and view other kids' reviews. If they come across a book that looks great, they can tag it as a book they want to read later so they don't forget. Books on students' digital shelves can be organized by favorites and in the order in which they have read them over the school year.

Reading should be a social experience. Biblionasium offers our students an exciting platform to talk about books and to be a part of a reading community. Visit the Biblionasium site to learn more!

2 Oct 2014

Destiny Quest: A Powerful Tool for Readers and Researchers

Our elementary students are savvy searchers! Students are learning to use Destiny Quest as a tool for finding books and other resources. They can view popular and new titles, search for books in a variety of ways, monitor their personal library accounts, flag books to read in the future and also post book reviews. It is our library catalog in an interactive, personalized app.

Grade 4 students have been using Destiny Quest to search for books and websites for their current Social Studies unit about cultures around the world. Students are researching a place that is important to them. After digging in deep about aspects of their culture, students will showcase their learning at a World Expo display next month.

One of the best ways to decide what to read next is to hear from friends. Grade 2 students have been rating books in Destiny Quest and writing reviews to explain why a book is special to them. This way, when students search for a book, they can read what their friends think about it and decide if it might be a good fit.

In Grade 3, students are learning to find books using call numbers. Using Destiny Quest as a portable tool makes finding books a breeze! Students can also learn all kinds of information about a book while standing at the shelf. Is the book in a series? Are their other books related to this topic? Are their other books by this author? Destiny Quests makes browsing more effective and interactive.

If your family has an iPad or other mobile device, make sure to download Destiny Quest from the app store for free. Click here for step by step instructions on setting up the app on your device.

10 Sep 2014

New Books to Explore

It's that exciting time again when we have hundreds of brand new books ready for you to explore! Come take a peek at our new chapter books, series, comics, picture books and information books. We have displays dotted around the library.

Some titles that are already disappearing off our shelves are the Charlie Joe Jackson series by Tom Greenwald, the new Survivors series by Erin Hunter and the 4 For 4 sport series by John Coy. ASD students are also excited about the National Geographic Weird But True books and as well as the Soccer Stars biographies. We can't forget to mention the long awaited episodes of The Familiars by Adam Jay Epstein, the new Goddess Girls books by Joan Holub, and brand new to our library, the Captain Awesome series by Stan Kirby.

Take a look at just some of our new titles below and see if anything catches your fancy!

4 Sep 2014

READO Celebrations

This week, we recognized the students who participated in the READO Summer Reading Challenge. We were thrilled to have had 126 students' record sheets handed in! 

The Elementary Library invited our students to participate in READO as a book bingo game that challenged students to engage in a variety of different reading experiences with all kinds of genres. Our goal was for students and families to have fun with reading over the summer.

Students were recognized at the first ES Assembly on September 1 and then Mr. Advento, Ms. Carly and I visited classrooms and grade level assemblies to present students with their certificates.

Congratulations to all our students for your achievements in reading this summer! Keep up all the great reading as we start our new school year! I have already had students ask me about what the next reading challenge will be...

3 Sep 2014

Ready, set, READ!

We are back in full swing at the ES Library! We are happy to have students buzzing with excitement about learning and reading as we are now well into our new school year.

A few reminders about the library to help you get started on the right foot:
  • ES Library Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm
  • Students are welcome to visit before or after school to check out books, read or work on homework.
  • We ask that students in K1-Grade 2 be accompanied by an adult before and after school.
  • Laptops and iPads are available for student use in the library to search for books or do homework.
  • We encourage parents to regularly bring students to check out more books! Don't wait until your library class day. Come as often as you can! 
  • Remember, families can check out ten books at a time. And, don't forget you have access to thousands of ebooks from home through our ES Library website.
  • We are here to help. Please ask us for assistance and we will be more than happy to guide you with our resources and services.
We hope our students are enjoying some of our great new cozy spaces and seating areas. Please ask if you would like to use some of our smaller meeting and study rooms. If they are not booked, students and parents are welcome to use them.

Let's work together to make the library a shared learning space and resource that we can all enjoy.

25 Aug 2014

Welcome Back to the ES Library

A warm welcome back to school and to the library! The ES Library team is excited to open our doors again and greet all of our families at the start of another exciting school year at ASD. We can't wait to hear about all our students' summer adventures in reading!

We have many wonderful new books ready for check out and some snazzy new seats to enjoy in our library. We also have some new flat screens to support meetings and small study groups, as well as a new display screen near the stairs. Look here for news about new books and library events.

Don't forget to drop of your READO boards by Thursday, August 28. Just swing by the circulation desk any time. We will be presenting the READO certificates at the ES Assembly on Monday, September 1. We look forward to celebrating our students' achievements.

12 Jun 2014

Students' Favorite Book Picks

As our school year came to an end, our students in Grades 3, 4 and 5 selected their favorite books of the year. The students created collages of their book superlatives - all time favorites, funniest, saddest, most memorable, most dramatic, most mysterious, as well as titles they would like to pick up this summer.

It's nearly time for some wonderful summer reading! As you are making your summer reading lists, and hopefully planning for your READO Summer Challenge, take a browse through some of these fantastic selections from our very own ASD Elementary students:

That's just a sample of some of our students' favorite books. To see all the Grade 3, 4 and 5 Book Picks, visit the ES Library website! Happy summer reading!

27 May 2014

One School, One Book: A Long Walk to Water

LONG_WALK_TO_WATER_hres.jpgWe see a great opportunity to use Linda Sue Park’s New York Times Best seller, A Long Walk to Water for a school-wide reading event, One School, One Book.

According to Read To Them, an American organization that promotes children's literacy, One School, One Book is a program designed to create a shared reading experience within a school community. Each grade level across the school will participate in voluntary activities to promote and enrich the shared reading experience.

The goals for ASD's One School, One Book event are to celebrate literacy, build community, promote our Visiting Author Program, and foster global awareness.

ASD students in Grades 3 through 12, staff and parents are encouraged to read this book in anticipation of Linda Sue Park’s visit. We plan to offer a range of opportunities to allow community members to engage in discussion about this powerful story.

A summary of the book from our library catalog: Set in 1985, the Sudanese civil war reaches the village of eleven-year-old Salva who becomes separated from his family and must walk with other Dinka tribe members through southern Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya in search of safe haven. Based on the life of Salva Dut, who, after emigrating to America in 1996, began a project to dig water wells in Sudan.

The libraries will have multiple copies of A Long Walk to Water for check out and for sale next school year. Alternatively, community members can pick up their own copy over the summer. Stayed tuned for more information on how to participate in our One Book, One School event.

Click here to watch Linda Sue Park’s book trailer about A Long Walk to Water.

Visiting Authors Program 2014-15: Linda Sue Park and John Coy

ASD Libraries are thrilled to host awarding-winning authors Linda Sue Park and John Coy from March 8-18, 2015. During their 10-day visit, Park and Coy will engage our students from K1 through Grade 12, our staff and our parents in a series of workshops and presentations.

Linda Sue Park has published 20 books for young people ranging from pictures books to young adult novels. Her book A Single Shard was awarded the 2002 Newbery Medal. 

John Coy is the author of nonfiction, poetry and sports fiction books including the popular true story, Hoop Genius. Both are renowned speakers and workshop presenters. We look forward to working with these two talented authors next year.

The libraries have multiple copies of Park and Coy's books available for check out. More details about the authors' schedules and opportunities to purchase books for signing will be shared after the summer.

20 May 2014

Summer Reading Talk Tuesday

A group of parents joined us in the ES Library for a great discussion about motivating students to read over the summer. We want kids to be excited about reading and to experience a variety of materials.

We encourage students to mix up their reading with a selection of print books, eBooks, magazines, audiobooks, comic books and graphic novels, online reading and book apps. The ES Library website offers a selection of book lists and electronic resources to help support students. As previously posted, the READO Summer Reading Challenge allows students to keep track of their varied reading over the summer.

According to the National Summer Learning Association, it is important to remember the ABC's of summer reading:
  • A - Access to a wide variety of books and reading materials
  • B - Books that match readers' ability levels and interests
  • C - Comprehension: Adult guidance to help kids better understand what they are reading
One of our popular resources, Big Universe, offers some wonderful suggestions to avoid a slip in reading skills over the summer months:

For more information, here is the presentation that was shared at the Talk Tuesday:

18 May 2014

READO: Join the Summer Reading Challenge

The Elementary Library invites our students to participate in READO, a summer reading challenge! 

READO is a book bingo game that challenges students to engage in a variety of different reading experiences with all kinds of books. We want families to have fun with reading this summer! 

Click here to get a copy of the READO board or stop by the ES Library to pick one up.

Students are asked to keep track of the books they read either across a row, down a column, diagonal, or a total blackout. Turn in your READO board to the ES Library by Aug. 28th. Students will receive a certificate and special recognition by Mr. Advento at the first ES Assembly of the new school year.

  • Bronze Winner: Read two rows (10 books)
  • Silver Winner: Read three rows (15 books)
  • Gold Winner: Total Black-Out (25 books)

Explore the following links for a collection of recommended reading lists and book apps for all ages.

Don't forget, you can access the ES Library and all our Electronic Resources over the holidays. Which means you could read books from Big Universe, BookFlix, TrueFlix, TumbleBooks, TumbleBook Cloud Jr., StarWalk Kids and Capstone Interactive Library. You can also explore PebbleGo, Culture Grams, PowerKnowledge Science and World Book.

1 May 2014

New Magazine: National Geographic Explorers for iPad

Our Elementary students are buzzing about a fantastic new magazine available in the ES Library! National Geographic Explorer is an engaging, interactive and informative magazine for the iPad.

Each month, the issues contain three fascinating articles which include amazing images, videos and interactive learning games. The best part is that there are three different reading levels each month; Young Explorer is for K1-Grade 1, Explorer Pioneer is for Grades 2-3, and Explorer Pathfinder is for Grades 4-5.

To give you an example, this month's Pioneer and Pathfinder editions include articles about an orphaned sloth sanctuary, wild weather and storms, and growing food around the world. The Young Explorer includes articles about how animals smell, growing a garden, and baby cranes.

Students are welcome to read the issues in the library during class time, at recess, after school. Just visit the main desk to check out an iPad! Of course, we also subscribe to National Geographic Kids print edition which is available for check out.

Students, teachers and parents can visit the Young Explorers and Explorers websites for more information and even for issues that you can read for free online.

Here are some direct links for online issues and support activities for various grade levels:

21 Apr 2014

April is Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month in the United States, a time for celebrating the beauty, sound and rhythm of words. Poetry is the art of using words to express an emotion, capture an experience or create an image. Some say that poetry is a way of saying something in a way that has never been said before.

We like to read and celebrate poetry all year in our library. We have a wonderful collection of hundreds of poetry books. Some of our newest titles include:
  • Beast Friends Forever by Robert L. Forbes is a collection of children's poetry about animals and friendship.
  • Dare to Dream by Jill Corcoran pairs biographical and inspirational poems about people who changed their own lives and the lives of people all over the world. 
  • Follow Follow: A Book of Reverso Poems by Marlyn Singer is a collection of poems in which characters from famous fairy tales relate their side of the story.
  • Leave Your Sleep: A Collection of Classic Children's Poetry Adapted to Music is a beautifully illustrated collection accompanied by an audio CD featuring musical adaptations by Natalie Merchant.
  • Poem Runs: Baseball Poems and Paintings by Douglas Florian describes a mean-armed pitcher, a daisy-picking right fielder, and a lightning-swift base stealer, in a celebration of the magic of baseball.
  • Out of This World: Poems and Facts About Space by Amy E. Sklansky includes poems about planets, stars, rockets, moon landings and satellites. Each poem is supported by additional facts and explanations in the margins as well as gorgeous paintings.
Here is a slideshow of some of our newest additions to the poetry collection. Stop by to check some out!

If you are looking for poetry, don't forget about our ebooks available on the eResources page! Take a look at these cool book trailers to learn more about some of the poetry available on StarWalk Kids:

TumbleBooks also has some fun poetry titles including Animals in Camouflage and Chicken Scratches.

1 Apr 2014

Destiny Quest: Our Library Catalog App

Our Elementary students use Destiny Quest in the ES Library to access our online library catalog. Using either iPads or laptops, they log in to their personal library accounts and have the ability to perform a variety of helpful tasks.

Destiny Quest allows students to do the following:
  • Search for resources in our library collection 
  • Submit and read ratings and reviews 
  • Place holds and create lists 
  • Discover the Top 10 Most Popular titles and New Books 
  • Maintain lists of books they are "Now Reading," "Want to Read" and "Have Read" 
  • View your Account information including checkouts and holds 
  • Use the Resource Lists posted by teachers and librarians to find resources on a variety of topics
Destiny Quest home screen:
Top Ten ES Library Check-Outs
Our Grade 2 students have spent the last few months becoming experts at searching for books using Destiny Quest. They can search by subject, author or title and find the books using their knowledge of fiction and nonfiction call numbers. 

Students in Grades 3, 4 and 5 regularly use Destiny Quest to check on their personal accounts, search for books and also submit reviews on their favorite titles. Reviews posted by fellow students are a great way to find the next great book to read.

Each entry includes title details, reviews and
suggestions for similar books.
The best part is that Destiny Quest is a free app that families can easy set up on their devices at home. For instructions on how to set up your Destiny Quest app for first time users click here

Alternatively, you can access Destiny Quest through any browser from the ES Library website using your family computer.

As always, we are happy to help! Please stop by the library to see us for a quick overview or for help setting up Destiny Quest on your personal device.

25 Mar 2014

Celebrating 75 Years of Caldecott Medal Books

Each year the Caldecott Medal is awarded by American Library Association to "the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children." The award was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph J. Caldecott. 

The past year marked the 75th Anniversary of the Caldecott Award and a celebration of distinguished picture books. The anniversary logo was designed by one of ASD's favorite author/illustrators, Brian Selznick. Our students love his books The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck. Many of you just may recognize that moon featured on the logo! What about the other characters in the logo?
The 2014 Caldecott Medal was awarded to Locomotive, illustrated by Brian Floca. Honor books included Journey, written and illustrated by Aaron Becker, Flora and the Flamingo, written and illustrated by Molly Idle and Mr. Wuffles! written and illustrated by David Wiesner. Click here to find out more about this year's winners.

We have most of the Caldecott winners in our Elementary Library. 
The winning pictures books are often enjoyed by both children and adults alike. Why not try to read as many as you can as a family? Perhaps you can discuss why each book deserves to be a winner? What do many of these books have in common? Come check out our collection currently on special display on the ground floor. We even have some fun bookmarks available for students who check out a Caldecott book!

18 Mar 2014

Student Volunteers at the Library

We are very proud of our student volunteers in the Elementary Library. Every day of the week, we have several students who help out during our busy time after school from 3-4pm. The volunteers receive training in the library catalog, check out procedures and greeting visitors. These super students also work on ongoing library projects such as weeding books and organizing supplies. They assist students and parents in finding materials and even help close up the library at the end of the day.

Our team of student volunteers includes Sejal Mehta (3H), Mashal Shaikhani (4P), Shaden Shalab (4P), Jenna Badawi (4P), Rasha Haddad (4P), Noah Perry 4J, Grace Hofman (4B), Carson Crays (3M) and Lara Arekat  (4J). Thank you, volunteers, for all your hard work and for giving your time to help make our library a great place for our community!

17 Mar 2014

Featured eBooks: StarWalk Kids Media

Have you tried StarWalk Kids Media? It's one of our newest ES Library ebook subscriptions. StarWalk allows students to read books on any browser or download the free app for your iPad. ASD students can login using our school username and password which can be found on the eResources page.

StarWalk Kids Media is a collection of hundreds of outstanding ebooks including the work of award winning authors such as Seymour Simon, Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Kathryn Lasky and many more. The collection is about 60 percent nonfiction and is appropriate for students from K1-Grade 8.

Here's a video tutorial that explain's how to use StarWalk Kids Media:

Using the StarWalk Kids Media eBook Collection from StarWalk Kids Media on Vimeo.

New titles are added to StarWalk every month. Here are some new titles added in March in celebration of Women's History Month:

Visit StarWalk Kids Media monthly newsletter for more information.

13 Mar 2014

Book Review Gamis

We know that one of the best ways to discover a new book is through recommendations from our friends. ASD Elementary students have been posting book reviews in our library catalog through Destiny Quest. That way, when students search for a book in the catalog, they can see what other kids thought about it and decide if it may be a good reading choice.

Students in Grade 4 have been also reviewing books using an app called Tellagami. The free app allows students to create an animated avatar and record a 30-second video.

Check out some of these awesome reviews and stay tuned for more to come in the next few weeks! You can always download the app on your iPad at home, create a book review and share it with Ms. Pollock. We'll post the reviews on the ES Library website and on our blog!

12 Mar 2014

Looking for Images? Check Out Image Quest, A New Database for Students

Our students are always looking for images on the the internet to use for school projects. Our Grade 1 students are creating Pic Collages about animals, our Grade 4 students published ebooks about an important event in history and our Grade 5 students are developing presentations on Native Americans.

We know that is it very important to ethically and responsibly use images, and all content for that matter, found on websites. Our students know that they can't just take an image without citing where it cam from. Using a Creative Commons search is one way students can ensure that the images they find are free for public use for creative work.

Britannica's Image Quest is a new alternative for students, offering access to around 3 million rights-cleared images from a variety of collections form around the world. Image Quest also provides clear citation information for all the images.

The link has been added to our Elementary eResources page and here is the link for your reference:


4 Mar 2014

New Books

Come check out our new shipment of books! We have over 400 new titles appeal to every kind of reader. Here are a few books to look out for.

For our mystery lovers, we have a brand new set of the entire Nancy Drew and Hard Boys series. We also have the long awaited fourth book in Heroes in Training series, Hyperion and the Great Balls of Fire, as well as more copies of the first three books. Readers of the Emily Windsnap series will be happy to know that book five, The Land of the Midnight Sun, is here!

Some other sequels that are sure to please are The Return of the Homework Machine by Dan Gutman and the second book in the new Lemony Snicket series All the Wrong Questions, When Did You Last See Her?

Thanks to several student requests, we also have the Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life series and The Books of Elsewhere. Gary Paulsen fans will also want to check out Liar, Liar and several other new humorous, realistic fiction titles in this series. Also, due to it's popular demand, we have several new copies of A Long Walk to Water. Put your copy on hold today and you should get it within the week!

19 Feb 2014

Join us

We have so much to offer our community of learners here at the ASD Elementary Library. Join us here to learn about what our students are learning and discovering. Find some ideas for reading. Stay up to date with our new arrivals and ever-expanding resources.

We want to hear from you! Let us know how we can help you and what you'd like to learn from us. We look forward to sharing with you.