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Battle of the Books Information
from the CCPL!

Information Sessions provided by the Eldersburg Public Library:
September 29, 2014 at 5:30. 6:30 and 7:30pm
October 1, 2014 at 5:30. 6:30 and 7:30pm

Click HERE for the list of 2014-2015 books that will be in the battle.

Linton Springs Elementary School Media Center

Tally Myers, Media Specialist
Susan Foote, Media Specialist
Kathy Gounaris, Media Clerk

Our media program focuses on providing library media instruction integrated with classroom learning. Instruction is designed to teach media appreciation and information skills that meet the learner outcomes across all instructional areas. In addition, our media staff is responsible for helping integrate technology and research skills into the curriculum in our building.

We service over 700 patrons through regularly scheduled media classes, informal research groups, in-services to staff members and parents, as well as one on one instruction. Currently we are teaching 36 classes of students in grades Pre-K-5 each week and have a weekly circulation of over 1200 books.

The media center is open each morning between the hours of 8:05 to 8:30 for independent check-out and students are invited to visit after unpacking in their classroom. Our collection is chosen with care to reflect the needs of all students and staff at Linton Springs. The media center currently contains 12,953 titles.

We have 18 search stations for catalog access and Internet access. A scanner and digital cameras are also available for teacher directed student use. In addition, our web-based catalog is available on any computer with an internet connection. Our collection provides an abundance of quality resources in all formats to meet a wide range of learner abilities, developmental levels, and modalities.

Home access is now available for our Destiny Online Catalog!  
Click the image below and then choose Linton Springs from the list of schools.
Link to Destiny Home Access
The Home tab has links to our subscription databases.  The Catalog tab allows you to search our Media collection by Subject, Title, Author or Keyword.


Students may access any of our Follett ebooks by clicking on the following link:

Follett Shelf at LSE

Directions for downloading our ebooks to your handheld devices are here.

One way of disseminating information to the school community is through our weekly media sponsored TV show that is run entirely by the fifth grade and is viewed by the entire school. Parent involvement is highly encouraged and helpers are always welcome.

Online Databases:
Please contact Mrs. Myers or Mrs. Foote with any questions.

This is a site that offers facts and figures to deliver an insider's perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people on over 200 countries, each U.S. state, and all 13 Canadian provinces and territories.
SIRS Discoverer
With a single click, students gain access to information from around the world. There are over 1,900 magazines, newspapers, and reference books; 10,000 educator-approved websites; and 30,000 colorful graphics, photos, and maps—all carefully selected for educational content, appropriateness, and readability.
World Book Online
The World Book web site offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides.
Animals, Earth and Space, Social Studies, and Biography
Each database features expertly-leveled text and navigation specifically designed for your beginning researchers. Enriched with spoken-word audio, text highlighting and audio and video clips, PebbleGo builds a foundation of research skills for every learner.
Webpath Express  
Students use their own login name and password.
This can be accessed within our library catalog.  Click on Linton Springs Elementary.  Click on the Catalog tab and then on the link in the menu to the left that says Webpath Express.  WebPath Express is an educational search tool that provides today’s K-12 students with a safe, fun and familiar search tool that integrates over 70,000 trustworthy, relevant websites into your library catalog while filtering out questionable content.
Tumble Book Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love.
Lerner Interactive Books 
Lerner Interactive Books™ are a reliable and consistent classroom resource. They can be employed any time a traditional print book would be used. By extending the benefits of a print book, Lerner Interactive Books help students learn beyond the actual content presented.
Abdo Interactive Books 
Get connected to learning with nonfiction & fiction eBooks from our ABDO Publishing Company & Magic Wagon divisions!
Follett Ebooks   
Students use their own login name and password.
Can be accessed within our library catalog or on your smart device.  To access from a smart device, download the Textflow app from the app store.  You will need to enter wbb14362 into the URL field.  Follett Shelf is a free service that provides easy web-based access to all ebooks purchased by your school library.
Scholastic BookFlix
Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning.
Type to Learn 4   Students use their own login name and password.  Our account code is 102484.
Type To Learn 4 is a research-based, Windows 7 compatible, K-12 keyboarding program.  Type to Learn 4 extends learning from school to home.