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Library Media Center

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Welcome to the Graden Library Media Center!
The LMC is home to thousands of picture books, chapter books, fiction and non-fiction. (Not to mention all the thousands of ebooks and online resources you can find here on our website!

Audio and eBooks

  • Mid-Continent Overdrive
    Click the Overdrive icon, enter your student number and password to see the available ebook titles to borrow. If you borrowed an online book in an Overdrive format, click on account or bookshelf to see what ebooks you have checked out.  MidContinent has its own OverDrive with thousands of books. Check out BookFlix, and TumbleBooks and several other databases for more ebooks.
     
  • Epic       
    Students have access to thousands of books through Epic with their teacher's login. Parents can purchase a membership as well. 
     
  • RAZ-Kids
    Students have access to hundreds of books with their teacher's login

MakerSpace

Our LMC also hosts an AMAZING Makerspace! We use this space for kids to explore, create, make, do, learn, try, fail, and try again! We're not just consumers - we're creators! Please let our library staff know how we can assist you!

Digital Citizenship

Learn ways to be safer online with these links:

  • NetSmartz
    For kindergarten through second grade students
  • Interland
    For third through fifth grade students

Research

Google is often the "go-to" resource for online research. However, search results on Google are sometimes overwhelming because of the advertisements and number of hits. Try some of these databases and search engines to help with your research.

Remember, these sites, just like Google, don't speak English! Use key words to help with your search.

Book Suggestions and Recommended Books

Book Suggestions
Do you have a book suggestion for the library? Please fill out our book suggestion form

Recommended Books
These websites can help you pick out your next book. 

  • Destiny Online Catalog
    Use your district username and password to log in to your school. Locate materials in the Graden Elementary library, find out what you already have checked out, or create your own reading list. 
  • Literature-Map
    Suggests other authors you might like when you enter one of your favorites.
  • What Should I Read Next?
  • Imagination
    Click on your age to see a list of great titles!

2021-2022 Mark Twain Award Nominees

Shine! By J.J. and Chris Grabenstein

by J.J. Grabenstein, Chris Grabenstein 

2021-2022 Building Block Nominees

Bad Dog by Mike Boldt

by Mike Boldt

  • Building Block Nominees

Show Me Readers Award

Great Kids Can Read

Tara Garcia, library media specialist

Tara Garcia

Library Media Specialist
Contact Ms. Garcia
816-359-6079 
Office phone

Susan Buckles

Library Assistant
Contact Ms. Buckles
816-359-6934
Circulation desk phone

Award Books

We celebrate these award books! Updated lists come out each spring.