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About the Library

About the Library

  • Library is Open During School Hours

    The library is available every school day for individual students, small groups, and classes to

    • return and borrow library materials;
    • read and study;
    • work on school assignments, research and projects;
    • attend and participate in read-alouds, storytelling, puppetry, book talks, library skills instruction, class presentations and performances, and special programs

    The Librarian Works with Staff

    • preparing book lists;
    • offering reading suggestions;
    • locating and pulling library materials;
    • co-planning and co-teaching library skills that are an integral part of students' research and other assignments; and
    • providing staff one-on-one, small group, and large group library tutorials and instruction

    Destiny Online Library Catalog

    • Anyone may search Carroll Elementary Library's Destiny Online Catalog without logging in.
    • Students and staff MUST LOG IN to view their current and past checkouts; place holds; recommend books; and create reading lists. 

    FollettShelf Digital Library

    • Anyone may search Carroll Elementary Library's FolletShelf Digital Library without logging in.
    • Students and staff MUST LOG IN to check-out digital eBooks and audiobooks; view their current and past checkouts; place holds, create reading lists; and  highlight, make notes, add bookmarks to digital books being read and save these for viewing another time.

    Mobile Apps for Your Digital Device

    • DestinyQuest: search the library catalogue of print and digital books on your Apple iOS or Android mobile device
    • BryteWave K-12: read and listen to digital books online or download them to your iPad or Android Tablet for offline reading and listening;

    Online Subscription Resources: Ask your librarian for the campus login.

    Students and Staff

    • BookFlix
    • TrueFlix
    • Enchanted Learning
    • Britannica Online
    • Kids InfoBits
    • National Geographic Kids
    • PebbleGo
    • World Almanac Online
    • World and I


    • Discovery Education Streaming
    • Safari Montage
    • TeachingBooks
    • Mailbox Magazine Online (PreK edition is only available in print in the library)

    Choosing Books in the Library

    Sudents learn through practice and guidance to:

    1. select age-appropriate book/s of interest;
    2. select useful books for completing school assignments and research projects; and
    3. find all varieties and genres of books by their location and call number.

    Borrowing Books in the Library

    Students learn through practice and guidance to:

    1. check-out and return library books in a timely manner;
    2. take care of the borrowed books;
    3. tell the librarian if a book gets damaged or lost; and
    4. pay for lost or badly damaged books.

    Home Connection

    There are many ways parents and guardians can teach their children the value of reading and the library.

    • Show interest in the books your child brings home from the library.
    • Set aside at least 15 minutes/day for reading aloud together.
    • Let your child see you reading.
    • Help your child find a special place to keep library books safe from pets and younger siblings.
    • Encourage your child to put library books he is ready to return in his backpack so he can take them back to school the next school.
    • Take your child to the public library to check out books together and to attend special children's programs.