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Library Resources

  • *Our school provides free access to these online resources for families in the district. Click here to view the passwords (opens in a new window).  See also links to Student Tools under the blue navigation bar when mousing over  "Library" 

    Contact cscrimgeour@ewsd.org if you need further assistance.

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    Destiny Library catalog

    Destiny Library Catalog : Search for books in the library. 

    Click here to access Arbordale eBooks

    Arbordale eBooks : sign in with School code# 72PCVU


    Bookflix : Online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks.


    BrainPop : Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Engineering & Tech, Arts & Music, Health & SEL. 

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    DK Find Out : Fun facts about animals, science, history and much more.

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    OverDrive Login through Sora app : Downloadable audiobooks and ebooks. View instruction video here (opens in new window).


    PebbleGo : Nonfiction Research: Science, Animals, Dinosaurs, Social Studies, and Biographies


    TumbleBook Library : Electronic picture books with animation, sound, music and narration.

    Safari Montage video streaming

    Safari Montage : Educational video titles tied to the curriculum from the industry's leading video publishers, which include Schlessinger Media, PBS, The History Channel, National Geographic, Scholastic, Disney Education, BBC and more. 

    World Book encyclopedia

    World Book Encyclopedia : Online access to 3 different age-related nonfiction platforms: Early Learning; Kids; and Student.


    See also links to Student Tools under the blue navigation bar when mousing over  "Library" 


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Welcome to Essex Elementary School Library

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What's New?

  • We are pleased to announce that we have an official EES Library Book Return box where families may now return library books. A huge thanks goes to our custodians Tony Smith and Brad Snow for their enthusiasm and carpentry skills. A few more details are still to come, such as a sign, but that will be soon. It is located under the roof overhang to the right of the front door, where there is a picnic table and a secondary entrance.

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  • Summer Checkouts from EES

    We will be offering summer checkouts again this year. 

    If your family wants to borrow books from the EES Library, you will need to fill out this online form.

    • Students may borrow up to 10 books
    • Use the Library Catalog to look up books. Use the Visual tab (upper right) for easier searching.
    • Click here to view a short video that explains some tips on how to search for books using the Destiny online Library Catalog.
    • Fill out the online form to let me know which books you wish to borrow. 
    • Choose which date you will pick up your books (see form) and pick them up on that date next to the Book Return box (under the roof overhang to the right of the front door of the school).
    • Return books in the Book Return box any time, or at the start of the school year.
    • Second graders moving on to FMS may return their EES books to the FMS Library at the beginning of the school year.
    • Questions? Contact Mrs. Scrimgeour at cscrimgeour@ewsd.org

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  • Red Clover book

    And the winner is ...

    Potato Pants! book

    Click here to get to the Red Clover page. (opens in a new window)


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  • The red-tailed hawks are back in their nest with three fluffy chicks!! Check out the live webcam here (opens in a new window).


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  • Author Kevin Kurtz

    We hope to have author Kevin Kurtz visit Essex Elementary School next school year. We are working on a date. More information will be shared at a later time.

    For more information about him and his works, click here (opens in a new window).

    Download a copy of the book order form here (opens in a new window).


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