Patti Moore, Library Media Specialist

Phone 270.686.1149

The mission of our library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information.  We provide books, magazines, videos, and online resources for our school.  Below are some sources you may enjoy online at home.

Book and Website Awards Interactive Stories and Games  Books and Authors Parent Info  Research


Thanks to a generous grant from The Owensboro Public Schools Foundation for Excellence, we have added $2000 worth of ebooks to our collection! These are available for checkout 24/7 from any location with online service. Apps are also available to checkout and read on your tablets.  Coming soon: smart phone access!  For passwords and other help, please contact Ms. Moore at the email link or phone number listed above.

CAPSTONE INTERACTIVE LIBRARY - mostly nonfiction, with a good read aloud option. Log in with username and password to access the books online.

FOLLETT SHELF - Nonfiction and fiction, including chapter books. Students log in with their unique usernames and passwords and check out books which they may read for a while, bookmark, and go back to later. They may keep chapter books up to 14 days, shorter books up to 7 days. A guest log in allows you to browse and read books without keeping them to read later.
Download Follett Shelf information (Quick Reference Guides)
Follett Shelf System Requirements


In addition to the books provided by the Foundation for Excellence grant, Newton Parrish spends part of the local budget to provide the Tumblebook library. No username and password are needed to read and listen to these high quality selections.



This Lexile website will help you find books based on your interests AND your reading level



Caldecott Medal - awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Newbery Medal - awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Coretta Scott King Book Award - is given to an African American author and an African American illustrator for an outstandingly inspirational and educational contribution. The books promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples and their contribution to the realization of the American dream.

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award -  is given annually to recognize authors and illustrators of beginning reader books who demonstrate great creativity and imagination in their literary and artistic achievements to engage children in reading.  (Award lists) (Includes books, recordings, videos, and software) (websites)


INTERACTIVE STORIES AND GAMES (Book Adventure - book lists, games, fun things to explore, and you can test on books you've read to earn prizes)  (Screen Actors Guild members read children’s books aloud)  (From PBS, activities featuring favorite characters such as Clifford, Arthur, Maya and Miguel)  (CyberChase sports and math site; cool activities)  (Magic School Bus games)  (Build a snowman)



Series Information This list from Mid-Continent Public Library will help you find which book comes next in a series!  (Dr. Seuss site)  (fun with author Mo Willems/ characters: Pigeon, Elephant and Piggie, and more) (pop up book maestro Robert Sabuda's website, including how to make your own pop ups)  (Who else?  Lemony Snicket!)  (Percy Jackson and the Olympians website)  (Author Roald Dahl; follow James's Giant Peach around the world!)


PARENT INFORMATION ON READING WITH YOUR CHILD  Author James Patterson has created this website to help parents and teachers find GREAT books for their kids!  Jim Trelease, author of The Read-Aloud Handbook, aims to "help children make books into friends, not enemies"  ("a national multimedia project offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help")


MEDIA GUIDE FOR AND BY PARENTS  (reviews, tips, etc. for parents who are concerned about providing high quality age appropriate movies, TV, music, games, websites, and books)


RESEARCH AND HOMEWORK  (Kentucky Virtual Library; you'll need a username and password to use this excellent resource provided for Kentucky residents only; call the school library media center at 686-1149 for more information)  Merriam-Webster dictionary FOR KIDS; includes dictionary, thesaurus, rhyming dictionary, games, and audio pronunciations of words  Merriam-Webster dictionary, thesaurus, Spanish-English, and medical dictionaries  Enter your spelling words, then practice spelling, play games with them, and practice test.  You will love this website!

50 States of the U.S.  Natural science including plants, animals, earth, human body - some features (like games) are only available with a paid membership, but the free information and graphics are excellent.  MATH - "Students work their way through a customized curriculum path by completing online adaptive quizzes."


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