Library Media Center
The goal of the library is to encourage students to think bigger, broader, and deeper about their own reading and research. Their reading and research will lead them into an amazing journey through STEM education utilizing our Makerspace. In this way, we support the mission of English Landing Elementary; for all students to learn, grow and experience success.
The library continually partners with teachers to best meet the needs of all students; using technology resources, print sources, and aligning lessons with current International Society for Technology in Education (ITSE) national standards.
Find A Book
Each child will have the opportunity to check out books during their specials time. They will also return their books on their library day. Our collection includes fiction and non-fiction print, and ebooks. These websites can help you find books and place holds for them.
To search the English Landing library for books.
- Literature Map
Will suggest other authors you might like when you enter one of your favorites.
- What Should I read next?
Just put in a title of a book you already love and get a list of other books you might like!
If you need help placing holds, watch the helpful videos in the accordion.
Google is often the "go-to" resource for online research. However, search results on Google are sometimes overwhelming because of the advertisements and number of hits. Try some of these databases and search engines to help with your research.
Remember, these sites, just like Google, don't speak English! Use key words to help with your search.
Our Media Center has a fully functioning Makerspace. A Makerspace is a learning environment rich with possibilities. Makerspaces come in all shapes and sizes and are full of tools and resources. Makerspaces serve as a gathering point to engage students with tools to engage learners, promote critical thinking, and intensify problem solving skills. We have grown our space over the last few years, and are excited for the addition of: robotics, snap circuits, 3D printing, iPads, Makey Makey, a large lego table, and lots of other materials to promote innovative thinkers.
This video can help you understand how to check out and use ebooks.
Students have access to hundreds of books with their teacher's login
Students have access to thousands of books through Epic with their teacher's login. Parents can purchase a membership as well.
Click the Overdrive icon, enter your student number and password to see the available ebook titles to borrow.
We celebrate these award books! Updated lists come out each spring.
2021-2022 Mark Twain Award Nominees
by Niki Lenz
by Stuart Gibbs
by Susan Vaught
by Jerry Craft
by Gary D. Schmidt
by J.J. Grabenstein, Chris Grabenstein
by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
by Lynne Kelly
by Padma Venkatraman
by Jennifer Camiccia
by Brenda Woods
by R.J. Palacio
2021-2022 Building Block Nominees
Show Me Readers Award
by Beth Mills
by Matthew A Cherry
by Tony Johnston
by Chris Van Dusen
by Lisa Papp
by Irene Latham
by Terry Border
by Lupita Nyong'o
by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel
by Karen Kilpatrick and Luis O. Ramos, Jr.
Great Kids Can Read
by William Joyce
by Laurie Ann Thompson and Sean Qualls
by Jessica Young
by Cassandre Maxwell
by Leslea Newman
by Monica Brown
by Miranda Paul
by Kate Messner
by Charise Mericle Harper
by Steve Brezenoff