The Bradford Woods Elementary School Library provides students and staff access to materials in a variety of genres and subjects to enrich their love of reading. In addition to print books, we also have eBooks that students can access using our library catalog, Destiny Discover. Using TigerID, students access Destiny Discover to view both our print books and our eBooks. Students can then use their account to checkout eBooks while at home or at school – both during the school year and throughout the summer. They can also view their checkout history and create a list of favorite books that they have read. Students can also checkout eBooks by using their SORA app, which is found in TigerID.
North Allegheny provides access to several subscription databases such as the PebbleGo collection, World Book Encyclopedia, Access PA/Power Library, CultureGrams and World Almanac for Kids. These resources are available both at school and at home. Links to these resources are located on a tab to the left called Elementary Library Resources. Logins for these databases are available through your child’s class in Blackboard – look under the Class Information tab in their Library/Tech Class in Blackboard.
Each week, students attend library/information technology classes taught by the librarian, Mrs. Flaherty. Book exchanges, story times, the Celebration Book Club, March Book Madness (grades 4-5), the Summer Reading Program through Northland Library, author visits and other reading activities support the development of literacy. Classes in first through fifth grades will 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. We also host two book fairs a year where all money raised goes to purchase new books for the library and pay for other library-related programs.
The BWE Library is a place to explore topics, discover new interests, learn about the world around us, ask questions, find answers, and unleash your imagination. We are so happy that you are here!