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Where to find FREE digital books...

When the kiddos have read all the books on their bookshelves, there are several places you can go to check out digital books.  If you have a public library card, you can download the Overdrive App on your phone or device and check out digital library books.  Books are downloaded to your device and are available for two weeks.  You can also reserve titles that are already checked out.  Under the advanced search feature, you can limit results to an interest level and/or reading level.  Remember to check AR Bookfind to be sure the book has a quiz if they want to test on it.  Go to your local library's website to get more information and download the app.  

MyOn is now available through Accelerated Reader.  Also, many of our teachers have set up student accounts with Epic! which is a virtual library.  All of the books they love to read are here.   You can click on Explore, then AR, then choose the book level you want to search.  There are books with READ TO ME options as well as true audiobooks.  Students can choose fiction and non-fiction and even graphic novels (comics).  If your child's teacher has not set up an account, you can sign up as a parent for 30 days free.

If you have Amazon Prime, there are free books available in Kindle.  You can search the web for free digital books.  The Library of Congress is an example of one place where you can find lots of the "classics".  Remember that many of the free resources online will be older titles that are free of copyright.

Welcome to the ARIS Library!

Mrs. Debbie Jones, Media Specialist

Mrs. Wendi Johnson, Library Assistant

The library is currently operating on a flexible schedule.  Students may come on their own or with a class to check out books.

Reading and Accelerated Reader

Students will participate in library orientation the first few weeks of school.  In late August, students will begin coming to the library weekly to check out books.  Students will come in small groups.

Attention ALL parents--Remind students to read pictures books at least twice before quizzing.  Once they have read the book on their own  Students may not use their AR book when they test.  They cannot look up any answers.  Remember, AR is testing reading comprehension.  If a student takes the wrong quiz, just notify the student's reading teacher.

Students should be working toward a quiz score goal of 85% correct or better.  Students who reach this goal and earn all their points will earn AR prizes!

Students may read books from home or another library as long as the books are in their reading range (ZPD).  Check AR Bookfind to see if the books they choose have quizzes.  Have them write down the quiz numbers. 

See the document below to read more about Accelerated Reader at ARIS.  Click here to access Accelerated Reader.

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Students now have access to MyOn!

MyOn is a digital library that students will access through Renaissance.  When students login to Renaissance, they will see the MyOn button just below the buttons for STAR and AR.  Mrs. Jones has placed a MyOn training video on her Google Classroom page if students need help using the digital library. 

Other Important Links

Search Destiny, the library catalog, to see if a book you want to read is in the library!

Alabama Virtual Library--Students can access encyclopedias, subject specific videos and projects, digital books, and more.

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