Welcome to the Ellison Library!!!! The goal of the Ellison Library Program is to provide access to current, diverse materials and teach information literacy to give the school community the tools necessary for self-directed learning. The library program also collaborates with the staff by providing resources and instruction to support their curriculum and meet the needs of diverse learners. Lastly, the library is a place that fosters a love of reading in order to develop lifelong readers. About me... My name is Kenny Saul and I am Ellison's Library Media Specialist. I am super excited to return to Ellison and get to know the students at Ellison even better this year! This is my fourteenth year in education and my seventh year as an elementary librarian. Previously, I taught social studies in grades 6-8 for seven years. My passion for reading, information literacy and teaching kids encouraged me go back to school and earn my Masters in School Library Media. Library Hours Monday & Friday: 7:15 - 3:00 The library will be closed after school on Mondays & Fridays Tues, Wed & Thur: 7:15 - 3:45 Contact information below
- I am available to meet Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 2:45 - 3:45
District Resources- These are online resources shared by the district and available for both staff and students. Online Catalog- Check to see what books we have at Ellison Library. Overdrive Digital Library- Access to downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, and music 24/7 for all students and NISD staff (requires login; staff logon with employee number including the "e;" students logon with student ID number preceded by an "s.") Get the app for your iPad, tablet, Kindle, laptop/computer, cellphone, etc. See attached document below on how to download app to your device. TumbleBooks - Animated, talking picture books. See Mr. Saul for login info. FollettShelf- Read ebooks on any device. Students login with their student number beginning with the "s" and their password is their 4X4. Pebble Go- A research database for early learners Culture Grams - A great resource for students to learn about and appreciate different cultures from around the world. National Geographic Kids - Students can explore ebooks, articles and images on a wide variety of topics. Kids Infobits - This site is a content rich, authoritative, easy to use resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum related content covering a broad range of educational topics. Britannica - Online encyclopedia that allows students to research a topic and find a plethora of different resources. Pics 4 Learning - A safe, free image library for education. Teachers and students can use the copyright friendly photos & images for classrooms, multimedia projects, websites, videos, portfolios, or any projects in an educational setting. AR BookFinder- Check to see if your book has an AR quiz. Renaissance Home Connect- Check your child's progress in AR.