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Library Media Center

library media center
Welcome to the English Landing 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. 

  • Destiny
    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! 

Placing Holds

If you need help placing holds, watch the helpful videos in the accordion. 

Research

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.

Makerspace

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.

eBooks

This video can help you understand how to check out and use ebooks.

Raz-Kids

Students have access to hundreds of books with their teacher's login

epic

Students have access to thousands of books through Epic with their teacher's login. Parents can purchase a membership as well. 

Sora

Click the Overdrive icon, enter your student number and password to see the available ebook titles to borrow. 

Award Books

We celebrate these award books! Updated lists come out each spring. 

2021-2022 Mark Twain Award Nominees

Shine! By J.J. and Chris Grabenstein

by J.J. Grabenstein, Chris Grabenstein 

2021-2022 Building Block Nominees

Bad Dog by Mike Boldt

by Mike Boldt

  • Building Block Nominees

Show Me Readers Award

Great Kids Can Read

Abby Sanford, media specialist

Abbie Sanford

Media Specialist
Contact Ms. Sanford
816-359-6548

Digital Citizenship

Being a good digital citizen is much like being a good citizen in life.  

Can you practice being a good digital citizen?