Library Media Center
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.
Students have access to thousands of books through Epic with their teacher's login. Parents can purchase a membership as well.
Students have access to hundreds of books with their teacher's login
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!
Learn ways to be safer online with these links:
For kindergarten through second grade students
For third through fifth grade students
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
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.
Suggests other authors you might like when you enter one of your favorites.
- What Should I Read Next?
Click on your age to see a list of great titles!
2021-2022 Mark Twain Award Nominees
by Niki Lenz
by Stuart Gibbs
by Susan Vaught
by Jerry Craft
by Gary D. Schmidt
by J.J. Grabenstein, Chris Grabenstein
by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
by Lynne Kelly
by Padma Venkatraman
by Jennifer Camiccia
by Brenda Woods
by R.J. Palacio
2021-2022 Building Block Nominees
Show Me Readers Award
by Beth Mills
by Matthew A Cherry
by Tony Johnston
by Chris Van Dusen
by Lisa Papp
by Irene Latham
by Terry Border
by Lupita Nyong'o
by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel
by Karen Kilpatrick and Luis O. Ramos, Jr.
Great Kids Can Read
by William Joyce
by Laurie Ann Thompson and Sean Qualls
by Jessica Young
by Cassandre Maxwell
by Leslea Newman
by Monica Brown
by Miranda Paul
by Kate Messner
by Charise Mericle Harper
by Steve Brezenoff
Library Media Specialist
Contact Ms. Garcia
Contact Ms. Buckles
Circulation desk phone