Thelma Jones Elementary Library Information & Book Checkout Policy

Librarian - Ms. Holly Riggs

Library Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Library Visits:
Every class visits our library weekly for instruction and check-out.  All students may have up to two books checked out at a time.  As special circumstances arise, some students may be able to have up to three books checked out at a time.  All books are checked out for one week, but may be renewed as needed.

Open Check Out Policy:
Our Open Check-Out Program allows 3rd and 4th grade students the flexibility to visit the library independently on a more frequent basis.  Students may utilize open check-out during regular library hours with teacher’s permission.
A Note For Parents:
Please help to ensure your child is a good library citizen by encouraging him/her to take excellent care of our books and return them on time.  Access to search for books in our Thelma Jones Library may be done by visiting Destiny Discover below.

eBook Collections

Destiny Discover Online Library Catalog

Destiny Discover

  • Destiny Discover website
  • Username: student ID number (lunch number)
  • Password: last name
  • Scroll to the bottom for the eBook collection.  You can also search for books in our library and place books on hold.


  • Raz-Kids website
  • Your teacher will provide your login information
  • Hundreds of interactive eBooks

EBSCO eBooks


International Children's Digital Library


Unite for Literacy


Epic Free

  • Epic Free Website
  • Available after school starting at 3 PM Monday - Friday and all hours on weekends
  • Parents will need to set up an account
  • Thousands of high-quality eBooks

Open eBooks App

  • Download the free Open eBooks app
  • Your teacher will provide your Access Code and pin
  • Thousands of popular eBooks

Epic School

  • Epic School Website
  • Available during the school day from 6 AM - 3 PM
  • You will need a Class Code from your teacher
  • Thousands of high-quality eBooks

Research Resources


Teaching Books

  • Teaching Books Website
  • Username: tjones
  • Password: sharks
  • Multimedia resources using books to teach curriculum

ProQuest: SIRS Discoverer

  • ProQuest Website
  • Username: tjones
  • Password: sharks
  • News, magazines, and websites for K-8.
  • eBooks

National Geographic Kids


Gale Elementary


Learn 360

  • Learn 360 Website
  • Teachers and students create individual accounts using their school Google account (
  • Videos and other multimedia resources covering all subject areas including math and science.

Britannica School Elementary

  • Britannica School Website
  • Username: tjones
  • Password: sharks
  • Encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources for student research.

Britannica Fundamentals

Reading Lists 2023-2024

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Texas Bluebonnet Award Nominees 2023-2024Find resources, readings, videos, and activities for each new Bluebonnet book!
Texas Librarians' Association YouTube channel
See book trailers for each title

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Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List 2023Find resources, readings, videos, and activities for the new Little Mavericks book!

TX 2x2 reading list

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Thelma Jones Elementary Library

"There are many little ways to enlarge a child's world.  Love of books is the best of all."
~ Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

MISD Mission Statement and Goals

MISD librarians support the district mission to ensure education and personal success by providing curriculum support through partnerships that create innovative 21st Century learning opportunities. Librarians empower students to be effective and responsible users of ideas and information and enthusiastic readers.

1. All students and staff are effective and responsible users of ideas and information.
2. All students are enthusiastic and critical readers.