Library/Media

Amy TurnerLibrary Media Specialist 

334.358.2658 ext. 21009
 
Kathy Powell, 
Media Aide

334.358.2658 ext. 21006

Library/Media Center
Welcome to the Library Media Center!
Our Library Media Center is committed to providing quality print and electronic resources while fostering information literacy through effective research and retrieval as well as developing a lifelong love of reading in our students.

Our library collection includes:
    - 23,093 book and print resources
    - 1,092 nonprint items that include ebooks, CD-ROMs, videos, math manipulatives, and audiovisual equipment
    - 15 networked computer stations for student use
    - 3 networked computers for administrative use
    - 60 Nooks for classroom checkout
    - 160 iPads for classroom checkout
    - 60 Chrome Books for classroom checkout
    - 2 Smart Tables for classroom checkout
    - Destiny Quest:  http://acboe.follettdestiny.com, our computerized book catalog, accessible on any computer with Internet Access at school or at home, includes ebooks accessible at home.

 Quick Facts
    - The library media center averages over 400 checkouts a day.
    - K-2nd grades are on a fixed schedule, meaning they come every week for library instruction and checkouts.
    - 3rd-5th grades are on a flexible schedule, meaning teachers can sign their classes up throughout the week to come to the library for library instruction and/or checkouts.
    - All 1st-5th grade students can come once a day on their own with a library pass to check out books.

Student Checkout Information
    - Students can check out one book at a time for a period of one week. Books can be renewed twice. Students cannot checkout a new book until their old book is returned.
    - Overdue notices are printed every Monday afternoon and go home in Tuesday folders.
    - 4th-5th grade students are charged 5 cents a day for any book over a week late.
    - Any lost or damaged book must be paid for, either by check or cash, before a student can check out another book. Checks are made payable to Pine Level Elementary School.

Accelerated Reader Enterprise (Once again available for student reading incentive)
Tests cannot be taken at home. Students are able to take a comprehension test on a book they have read and earn points. Their goal is to make a score of 100, but are expected to keep an average of 85 or higher in order to qualify for our 100 point club.

Math Facts in a Flash - is a subscription site, tied in with Accelerated Reader, that allows students to practice their math facts either at school or at home.  Please encourage your child to practice their math skills using Math Facts in a Flash.  

Brain Pop - www.brainpop.com  Login: Username: pinelevel and password: brainpop.
This is an educational subscription site that students can access at home. There are learning videos and activities for students. Try it out!

Discovery Education - www.discoveryeducation.com
Another educational subscription site that students can access at home. More learning videos and activities for students. Students will be given their login information.

 Parent Involvement Center
The Parent Involvement Center is housed on the shelves in the front of the library. This section contains many reading and math resources available for parents to checkout to take home and use with their students. Teachers are also welcome to these materials. A sign-in/sign-out notebook is used to checkout materials. All materials and resources are managed through the federally-funded Title 1 program in place at our school.
Links

Alabama Virtual Library
Alabama Virtual Library (AVL)
http://www.avl.lib.al.us/


eBooks - Publishing companies are offering free eBooks while students are out of school due to COVID-19 

Elementary Digital Bookshelf Prek-8

ABDO Zoom Research Database

 

Library Catalog
Destiny Library Catalog
This is our new library catalog search engine.  You can type in the name of a book and see if it is checked out or in the library.  You do not need to log in.
https://acboe.follettdestiny.com/quest/servlet/presentquestform.do?site=107&context=saas25_0152535

eBooks
Librarian's Book Express
More non-fiction book on this site.  Log on with username pinelevel and password read.
http://www.epointplus.com

Capstone
Interactive eBooks that will read to you.  Username: pinelevel   Password: read
http://mycapstonelibrary.com/login/index.html

ABDO
More books we have available as hard copy and eBook.  These can be read online, but they do not have the interactive (read to you) feature.
Username: pleskid    Password:  ples
http://my.abdodigital.com

Bearport
More books we have as hard copy in addition to eBook.  This are NOT interactive (with a read to you feature).  Username: pinelevel  Password: ebooks
http://my.bigtimbermedia.com

Unite for Literacy
Books are narrated when the sound link is clicked.
http://uniteforliteracy.com/

Copyright
Internet Safety Tips
Computer User Safety Tips from the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team. (Cyberbullying, Fake Anti-Viruses, Spyware, Email Spam and many other issues are addressed).
https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/tips

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Internet Safety
Welcome to the ICAC, Internet Crimes Against Children, web site, here you will find lots of links to cool games for kids, and important information for teens and parents, too!
http://www.alea.gov/Home/wfContent.aspx?ID=20&ID2=70&PLH1=plhSBI-ICAC

Copyright Kids!
Explains copyright in a kid-friendly manner.  The site includes an online quiz and information on copyright for parents and teachers.
http://www.copyrightkids.org

Copyright and Schools
Simple advice for teachers regarding photocopying, scan, screen or broadcast copyright in the classroom.  One-stop-shop with guidance for teachers copying and using books, magazines, newspapers, music, film & TV in classrooms - from the CLA, ERA, NLA media access, CCLI, PPL, PRS, MPLC, PVS
http://www.copyrightandschools.org/#

For Parents and Teachers: Chatting with Kids about Internet Use
A guide to help parents and teachers help kids to navigate online safely and responsibly.
http://www.onguardonline.gov/features/feature-0004-featured-net-cetera-toolkit

Digital Citizenship for Teachers
Auburn University site for digital citizenship.
http://www.auburn.edu/citizenship/copyright_for_teachers.html

Starfall
Starfall
Reading, Phonics and Math Practice site for Pre-K through 2nd grade.
http://www.starfall.com

Book and Literature Sites
The Caldecott Medal
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecottmedal.cfm

The Children's Book Review
http://thechildrensbookreview.com

Guy's Read
http://guysread.com

International Children's Digital Library
http://en.childrenslibrary.org

Kid's Reads
http://kidsreads.com

Library of Congress: Books for Kids
http://read.gov/kids/

The Newbery Medal
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberymedal.cfm

Random House Kids
http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/index.pperl

Read Kiddo Read

Books recommended by James Patterson.
http://www.readkiddoread.com/index

The Stacks: Books and Authors
http://www.scholastic.com/kids/stacks/books/

The Story Home
http://thestoryhome.com

Book Testing Site
Book Adventure by Sylvan
Your child will need to log in in order to see his/her record of test taking.
http://www.bookadventure.com/Home.aspx

Alabama Learning Exchange
ALEX
http://alex.state.al.us/index.php

Magazines Online
National Geographic for Kids
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com

Smithsonian Magazine
http://smithsonianmag.com

Stone Soup
http://www.stonesoup.com

ZooBooks
http://zoobooks.com

Homework Helpers
Alabama's Free Live Homework Help
http://lhh.tutor.com/?ProgramGUID=9a1970d7-0dee-4ef2-ac3b-8a0a6ccc09ef

BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper
http://www.bjpinchbeck.com

Activities
Digital Storytelling
A great site with different choices for creating digital stories.
https://www.pinterest.com/katrina76/digital-storytelling/

BrainPop
Students may access our BrainPop site using the username: pinelevel and the password: brainpop.  Content in Science, Social Studies, Math, Health, Technology, Arts, Reading and Writing.
https://www.brainpop.com

BrainPop Jr.
K-3 Content in Science, Social Studies, Math, Health, Technology, Arts, Reading and Writing.  Students may access this information from home using the username pinelevel and the password brainpop.
https://jr.brainpop.com

Public and National Libraries
Alabama Department of Archives and History
http://archives.state.al.us/

Prattville Public Library
http://www.appl.info/prattville/

Alabama Library Media Online
http://alex.state.al.us/librarymedia/index.html

American Library Association
http://ala.org

Autauga Prattville Public Libraries
http://appl.info/

The Internet Public Library (IPL)
http://ipl.org

Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/index.html

Reference
Answers.com
http://www.answers.com

Encyclopedia of Alabama
http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/face/Home.jsp

Fact Monster
http://www.factmonster.com

Encyclopedia.com
http://www.encyclopedia.com

Your Dictionary
http://yourdictionary.com

Search Engines
Awesome Library
http://awesomelibrary.org

Dibdabdoo
http://dibdabdoo.com

Google
http://www.google.com

Kid's Click
http://www.kidsclick.org

Math Practice Sites
Khan Academy
Math Expert-created content and resources for every subject and level. "You can learn anything. For free. For everyone. Forever."
https://www.khanacademy.org/

I Practice Math
iPracticeMath provides free online math practice, help and worksheets. Try our math problem for 4th,5th,6th,7th,8th,9th grade!  
https://www.ipracticemath.com/

Prodigy Math Game
You must create a login, but the students create their own avatar and compete in a "battle" as they answer math problems.
https://www.prodigygame.com

MobyMax
Another Math site that asks for login information.  They keep up with student progress.  Very good practice site.
http://www.mobymax.com

TenMarks
Account is required.  Free trial.  If teacher has set up a class, the student has a login and can practice math with no cost.
https://www.tenmarks.com

Fun Brain
Choose the grade level, then choose the topic for fun math practice.
https://www.funbrain.com

Math ABC
Great free math practice for grades K-6.  Also called Dr. Genius.
https://www.mathabc.com/

Illuminations Web Site
This is a great website with interactive games and is part of the Thinkfinity website.  These activites are tied in to the NCTM and common core math standards.
http://illuminations.nctm.org/Search.aspx?view=search&type=ac

AAA Math Practice
Practice for any math skill and any level, you choose.
http://www.aaamath.com/fra57c-fract2mixedld.html

Arcademic Skill Builders
There are many fun games for practicing different math skills.
http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/games/

APlusMath
A fast paced addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skill practice site.
http://aplusmath.com/Games/index.html

ABCya! Math Match
Choose your level and your skill to practice. (+, -, X, division)
http://www.abcya.com/math_match.htm

Fuel the Brain
Scroll down to choose the math skill, which includes graphs, fractions, measurement, time, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and more!
http://www.fuelthebrain.com/games/

Gamequarium
Many games and skills to choose from on this site!
http://www.gamequarium.org/dir/Gamequarium/Math/

Cool Math
http://www.coolmath.com

Contact List

Turner, Amy
Library Media Specialist