Library
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Ginger Lowrie
Librarian

349-6234 ext. 107

 

As a teacher librarian, it is my mission to create an accessible and inviting library that supports the needs of students, staff, and parents of my school.  I will work to promote critical, responsible, and ethical users of information from print and non-print materials.  I will also work to foster a love of reading in DCES students to grow lifelong learners.

 

Students visit the library once a week during their activity time.  

Early checkout is open Monday-Thursday morning from 7:55 - 8:20.

 

 

Click here to request Mrs. Lowrie purchase a book for our Library.

 




Links
Library Links




Student Resources & Websites

 

Epic

A Free Reading Resource for the Classroom. 25,000 books for Early Readers, Chapter Books, Non-Fiction, Read-to-Me Audio, and more.

 

DK Find Out!

Visit DK Find Out! to learn about dinosaurs, space, animals, nature & more. Fun learning activities for kids with videos, quizzes & galleries at DKFindOut.com.

 

StoryLine Online

Reading aloud to children has been shown to improve reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking and concentration, and general academic aptitude, as well as inspire a lifelong love of reading.

 

The World Fact Book

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.

 

 

Berenstein Bears -Includes book-related activities, listing of all books, and online videos

http://www.berenstainbears.com 

 

Read - Write - Think

ReadWriteThink provides educators and students access to quality practices and resources in reading and language arts.

http://www.readwritethink.org 

 

Scholastic Stacks  - Sign in to the online website for kids about books, reading, authors, games. Kids connect to books through online friends in their community profiles.

http://www.scholastic.com/kids/stacks/ 

 

Dr. Seuss's Seussville - Features games based on Dr. Seuss's books, extensive biographical information on the man behind them, printables

http://www.seussville.com 

 

Databases

Magnolia Database 
http://magnolia.msstate.edu/k12/elementary.asp 

 

Destiny Discover -is a free, hosted virtual bookshelf that provides a friendly online environment for students and teachers to search,read and manage DeSoto Central Elementary School's Follett eBooks, library collection, and Lightbox books. Students use their MSIS number as a username and their first name as a password.

 

eReading & Reference Links

Project Gutenberg 
http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page 

 

Library Advocacy

School Libraries Work! 
http://www2.scholastic.com/content/collateral_resources/pdf/s/slw3_2008.pdf 

 

Public Library

Olive Branch First Regional Public Library

http://www.firstregional.org/olivebranch.html

 

Reading Advocacy

http://strongreadersms.com