Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
- Groucho Marx
The IES library provides students and staff access to over 15,000 items. A variety of subscription databases such as Culturegrams, World Almanac for Kids, Pebble Go collection, and World Book Encyclopedia are available through our computer search stations and adjoining computer lab. These resources are also available for use at home by clicking on Elementary Online Resources and scrolling to the home links. The library catalog, Destiny, is also available online at school and at home.
Students attend weekly library/computer classes taught by the librarian. Classes in first through fifth grades receive a report card grade at the end of each semester. Additional collaborative library/information technology lessons delivered in conjunction with classroom teachers are encouraged whenever possible, because of the wide applicability of information and technology skills to all areas of study. Book exchanges, story times, the Birthday Book Club, participation in book award programs, reading incentive programs, author visits, and other reading activities support the development of student literacy. The librarian is also responsible for the coordination of the elementary computer technology program, including integration, supervision of the computer lab, iPad and laptop carts and their maintenance, and staff in-service. Other duties include the administration and support of Study Island, Accelerated Reader and other building technology initiatives.