Austin Elementary School Library Media Center
Contact

Chasity Lambert

Phone: (251) 221-1017

Welcome

The Austin Library Media Center is open each weekday from 8:15 to 3:00 for students and from 7:45 - 3:30 for teachers.

Students may check out books for a period of (2) weeks. Students in grades K-4 are allowed to check out two books at a time and grade 5 may check out three books. Fines are not charged for overdue books; however, students with overdue books will not be allowed to check out additional books. Students must pay to replace lost or damaged books.

Calendar

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ACCESSIBILITY

The Library Media Center hours of operation at Mary B. Austin are flexible. The regular hours are from 8:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. on school days for both teachers and students.

MISSION STATEMENT

The Mary B. Austin Library Media Center will provide a secure and comfortable environment in which students feel free to explore various sources of information. Students will receive instruction and training that will enable them to access, analyze, assimilate, and use acquired information. The media center will promote literacy and the enjoyment of reading by providing age appropriate literature that entertains as well as informs.

Links
Alabama
Alabama Department of Archives and history
Great sections fro teachers,students and "About Alabama."
https://archives.alabama.gov/
Fun Stuff
Scholastic for kids
Games, reading, new adventures and favorite characters
http://scholastic.com/kids/index.htm
Magazines Online
National geographic Kids
The magazine's website.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/kids/index.html

Sports Illustrated for Kids
The magazine's website.
http://www.sikids.com/

Time for Kids
The magazine's website.
http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/
African American Biographies
African American Biographies A-Z
huge list of notable African-Americans in alphabetical order.
http://www.infoplease.com/spot/bhmbios1.html

Biography Search
25,000 short biographies, searchable area of fame.
http://biography.com/blackhistory

Breaking Racial Barriers
A few biographies to go with portraits in the Harmon foundation collection.
http://www.npg.si.edu/exh/harmon/

Who2
Limited list of famous African-Americans
http://www.Who2.com/blackhistory.html
Alabama Virtual Library
Alabama Virtual Library
The Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers, and citizens of the State of Alabama with online access to essential library and information resources. It is primarily a group of online databases that have magazine, journal, and newspaper articles for research.
http://www.avl.lib.al.us

Discovery Education
Educational videos
Use your school email username and password to login
https://mcpss.discoveryeducation.com/public:session/login?next=http%3A%2F%2Fmcpss%2Ediscoveryeducation%2Ecom
Homework
Homework
Homework Help
This service offers free homework help from subject specialists. The service is available everyday from 3 p.m. until Midnight ! ! ! It offers free tutoring in Math, Science, Social Studies and English for grades 4-12 and college intro.
http://homeworkalabama.org
Educational Activities and Games
Cool Math
An amusement park of math activities designed for learning fun.
http://www.coolmath.com

FunBrain
FunBrain is the #1 site for online educational games for kids of all ages. (math, grammar, science, spell, history)
http://www.funbrain.com/
Digital E-Books
E-Books
500 digital ebooks on many subjects.
username: austines
password: student
http://my.abdodigital.com

Tumble Books
Read and listen to books online. Many books are AR books.
Username:mbaustin
password: books
http://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/Default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f

Big Universe
Leveled texts at your fingertips.
https://www.biguniverse.com/signin
Library Catalog
Destiny Quest
Use this link to search for books in Austin's library. Use your computer username and password to sign in.
https://mcpss.follettdestiny.com/quest/servlet/presentquestform.do?site=149&context=saas03_0139762&alreadyValidated=true

Mobile Public Library
http://www.mplonline.org/
Accelerated Reader Resources

AR Book Finder
Search for AR book levels, points and availability of tests
http://www.arbookfind.com/UserType.aspx

 

Author Sites
Dr. Seuss
http://www.seussville.com/?home#/home

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
http://www.wimpykid.com/

Junie B Jones
http://www.juniebjones.com/
Library World
Library World
http://opac.libraryworld.com/opac/index.php
Renaissance Learning
https://global-zone53.renaissance-go.com/welcomeportal/79853