About the Library

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.


    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" 


Upcoming Events

Welcome to Essex Elementary School Library

  • Leo our mascot   

Red Clover book: Friends and Foes by Douglas Florian


  • The red-tailed hawks are back in their nest with three eggs!! 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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  • Family Reading Night photo

    Our Family Reading Night is postponed indefinitely, unfortunately. Click here (opens in a new window) for more information, the paperwork, and a slideshow presenting the seven book choices. Thank you to our PTO for their continued support of this valuable program.


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  • Red Clover book

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


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