Media Center

Quick Links:

Destiny (Library Catalog)

Encyclopedia Britannica Online (Requires login--please ask library staff)

Eastshore's Library Media program provides a rich variety of materials to support curriculum and promote a lifelong love of reading.  All classrooms have a weekly library time during which students may check out library materials.  Books are due back the following week at their scheduled library class time.  If a student damages or loses a book  they will be asked to pay for a replacement.

All classrooms except Kindergarten will visit the Computer Lab once a week for  instruction in one or many of the following areas:   Basic Computer Skills, Type to Learn, Word Processing, Internet Usage, PowerPoint, Excel, Bibliography formatting, and Research Skills.  Students will also learn how to search for library books using Destiny, our library computer catalog system.

All students will be instructed in what is appropriate behavior in the library/media center. Additionally, they will be asked to sign permission forms regarding computer usage and library book check-out. 

Online Encyclopedia:
Encyclopedia Britannica
EB is a very useful tool with reliable information for students working on research reports, science fair projects, currents events, and other school projects. You may access this resource at home. Because this is a subscription, you will need the user name and password (just ask the library staff if you do not have them).


Book Lists, Awards, Reviews, and Activities:
California Young Reader Medal

Guys Read
Newbery
Caldecott
Read Across America
California Department of Education (recommended literature K-12)

California Reading List (startest.org)

Kids Recommend (Center for Teaching and Learning)

GT World (reading lists for talented readers)

Free typing practice websites:

FreeTypingGame.net (free games, lessons, and tests)

TypingTest.com

Dance Mat Typing (BBC)

Alpha Munchies (ABCYa)

Search Engines and Helpful Sites:
Google
KidsClick!

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus
Fact Monster

NASA for Kids
Whitehouse for Kids

Bibliography Format:

Easy Bib (Bibliography Help)
NoodleTools MLA Starter
(must create login)