Library

Thelma Jones Elementary Library
Kerri Coke, Librarian
kerricoke@misdmail.org

"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.

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

eBook Collections

uniteforliteracy

Unite for Literacy

raz-kids

Raz-Kids

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

EBSCO eBooks

Intchildlit

International Children's Digital Library

OpeneBooks

Open eBooks App

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

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
epicschool

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
DestinyDiscover

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.

Research Resources

teachingbooks

Teaching Books

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

ProQuest: SIRS Discoverer

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

National Geographic Kids

galeincontext

Gale Elementary

learn360

Learn 360

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

Britannica School Elementary

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

Britannica Fundamentals

Reading Lists 2020-2021

TX bluebonnet 2021

Texas Bluebonnet Award Nominees 2020-2021Find resources, readings, videos, and activities for each new Bluebonnet book!
Texas Librarians' Association YouTube channel
See book trailers for each title

lil maverick book list

Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List 2020Find resources, readings, videos, and activities for the new Little Mavericks book!

TX 2x2 reading list

Texas 2x2 Reading List 2020Find resources, readings, videos, and activities for each new Texas 2x2 book!

Thelma Jones Elementary Library Information & Book Checkout Policy

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, which is linked on our Symbaloo above.