Ginger Lowrie
662-349-6234 ext. 107

Week of March 23-27

Activity 1

I chose a biography for our first lesson. I believe we are all familiar with Jeff Kinney the author of the Wimpy Kid books. Read or listen to the Lightbox title The Cartoon World of Jeff Kinney and complete the Milestone (timeline activity) on page 20 of the book. You can reach the activity by clicking the pencil in the top left corner of the page. Enjoy the other interactive features of the book too!

Activity 2

Read a book from your bookshelf and create a timeline for the events in your book.


"I think if everyone would write down the funny stories from their own childhoods, the world would be a better place." Jeff Kinney

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 every morning from 8:00 to 8:25.

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

Student Resources & Websites

Destiny 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.

Username: Library Number (MSIS)

Password: First Name


Gives you unlimited access to read books online from any device. There is no limit to the number of users! Titles enter and exit the digital stream regularly, so there are always new picks available.

Junior Library Guild Login Info


Username: JLGELM

Password: JLGFREE

Middle School

Username: JLGMID

Password: JLGFREE



Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!


Free access to Abdo Digital

Peggle Go

Username: engaged

Password: learning


Username: engaged

Password: learning


Username: continue

Password: reading


Access to free ebooks.


Username: mde20201

Password: mde20201


Username: tumble735

Password: books

DK Find Out

Learn about dinosaurs, space, animals, nature, and more! Fun learning activities for kids with videos, quizzes, and galleries.

Storyline Online

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


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.


Includes book-related activities, a listing of all books, and online videos.


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


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


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

Parents and Students,

I will be updating my website, so please check back often. It is essential during this time that we continue to stay engaged and read.

There are several options listed below in the library links. Destiny Discover is a great one to use from home because the students are very familiar with its use. We use it daily in the library. It houses our school's eBooks and Lightbox titles. Please take advantage of this program and keep the students reading!  The login information is listed below the link. If anyone needs an MSIS number, send me an email. There is also a Destiny app that you can download.

I miss you all and look forward to seeing you soon! Be sure to check back for future updates!

Mrs. Lowrie

March 22, 2020 Update

We now have access to Smart Media's Lightbox collection which means more titles for us to read! You can reach this large collection of titles by simply clicking the lightbox Subscription box to the left. You will not need a password or username. You will need to use Destiny Discover to reach the library's eBook collection. 


Magnolia is a collection of databases perfect for research. Another great feature is Novelist which allows you to search for fiction books or authors you might enjoy! 


Trying to log in from home? Email Mrs. Lowrie for the password.

E-Reading & Reference Links
Library Advocacy
Best Websites for Teaching & Learning
A free reading resource with 25,000 books for Early Readers, Chapter Books, NonFiction, Read-to-Me Audio, and more.