About the Library

Community Links

Welcome to the ADL Library!

  • The library is open to all members of the ADL school community! Come in to find a great book, do research, make projects, brainstorm amazing ideas, or simply curl up in a cozy space to read.

    The goal of the library is to provide every member of the ADL community with the best resources for academic and personal growth.


    All of our databases are listed on the left. The "Passwords & Login Information" document will help you access everything. Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or if you need support! Be well.



    Free Reads 

    Need a new book but all the libraries and book stores are closed? Did you read or listen to everything on Sora already? 

    Check out these sites offering FREE READS: 


    How to access Sora: 

    1. www.soraapp.com
    2. "My School is Essex Westford School District" - if this doesn't pop up as an option right away, you can search by name or zip code 
    3. Your username is your email handle minus the suffix (without the "@vt.ewsd.org" part)
    4. If you are struggling to access Sora, please email me for help! cclassen@ewsd.org   


    Project Gratitude 

    Looking to be creative? Design and share what you're thankful for with the entire EWSD community. Click here to learn more.  

Library Procedures

  • About the Collection

    The library has a wide range of materials covering a variety of subjects, interests, and reading levels to support and enrich the curriculum. Recognizing the fact that our library contains materials from picture books through adult books, we encourage parents and guardians to discuss their children’s reading selections with them. 


    • You may borrow up to 3 items at a time. 
    • Items are due back 2 weeks after checkout. 
    • You may renew an item if no one else has requested it. 


    • No fines are charged for overdue items. 
    • A replacement cost will be charged for lost/badly damaged items. 
    • You cannot attend a dance with a book that is more than 30 days overdue. 
      • Overdue emails are sent weekly (daily if it's an event week).
      • A printed overdue list is delivered to homerooms on Tuesdays. 
    • An item 60+ days overdue will prevent you from borrowing additional library material until those items are returned. 


    Library Bill of Rights

    The ADL Library adheres to the Library Bill of Rights (opens in a new window) to ensure our collection provides for all members of our school community. 

Mission Statement

  • The mission of EWSD libraries is to create inviting learning environments that inspire and honor curiosity, creativity, and collaboration. In partnership with students and staff, we support and recognize reading as the foundation for students to become skilled in multiple literacies. We strive to ensure that students become successful lifelong learners.

    Think - Create - Share - Grow 
                                                                                           Used with permission from AASL.