Our Mission: We encourage students to love reading and use information effectively.




Links to Area Public Libraries

Primary Sources


Destiny Virtual Library Catalog & Resources 

 Search the library catalog for books and materials OR visit the HOME tab for many more links to educational resources and websites.  Click the  link above to begin your search.  Look for the Destiny Quest App from your app store! 

Search Engines for Students in Grades 3-5



Reading and Spelling Resources

Read - Watch- Learn

Check out this collection of e-books storybooks, read along, videos, and reading games . Choose fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, math stories, or language learning and keep reading!

Type and practice spelling and vocabulary words, listen and test yourself on spelling or print a hanwriting sheet of your words. Check out the 9 free vocabulary games.
       Flipster onine magazine  Flipster Online Magazines: Click the link to access the following magazines: ASK, Boy's Life, Cobblestone, Discovery Girls, Ranger Rick, Ranger Rick Jr., Sports Illustrated Kids, Zoobooks, and Eco Kids Planet.  Magazines include back copies and are searchable.  Pages are printable if necessary.  Contact the Media Center for user name and password

Nonfiction Research Resources

National Geographic Kids  

Recommended for  K-3 and 4-5.  This site offers information on animals videos & pets, countries, photos, community, and more!  Perfect for learning more about our world!

PebblegoNonfiction Databases  Recommended for K-3 & 4-5 See your librarian for the password.

Animals, Earth & Space, Biographies, & Social Studies Educational Games & Videos and Read or Listen to Text Features make this a great resource for beginning researchers!

Nonfiction Research Resources  for Grades 3-5


An easy to use database of Magazines, Newspapers, Books & Encyclopedias, Dictionary & Image Search

Ask how to narrow results by Lexile!

True Flix
Recommended  for 3-5.  

See your librarian for the password.

 Explore People, Places & History AND Science & Nature using videos, images, weblinks & Read-along books.

Watch, Read, Explore! 


 Recommended for 3-5. 

 See your librarian for the password.

Bringing History to Life!
Learn about important historical events through videos, images, weblinks and Cornerstones of Freedom Series e-books

Watch, Read, Explore!

 Ben's Guide to Government for Kids is packed full of resources to learn more about our country.  
Choose the 4-8 tab OR 9 -13  tab for age appropriate information and games. Site also includes links to more resources.  

                                           Mrs. Lisa Conrad
District Media Integration Specialist; lconrad@dekalbcentral.net 260-920-1012.6102
Mrs. Buehner, 

7:30 a.m.-3:50 p.m.

We recommend that students in grades   3-5 have guided practice using the internet to develop the skills needed to evaluate sources.  We do not recommend that students below grade 3 search the internet until they have developed the necessary skills.
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Students attend weekly library classes that emphasize library and research skills.

Students also learn research skills and begin to learn Boolean search strategies.

for Best American Picture Book
for Distinquished Contribution to Children's Literature.