Ogg Library News

Join the adventure! Read a book!

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Digital Resources for Remote Learning

Ogg Student Symbaloo

Many of our resources can be found on our Symbaloo: https://www.symbaloo.com/mix/oggstudentsymbaloo. Below is a picture of this resource. It would be beneficial to bookmark this site on your personal device.

Student Usernames and Passwords

Many of our resources are "Google Authenticated". That means that as long as the student is logged into Google, the computer will remember the necessary username/password. In order to make sure this service is working for you, please follow the steps in the picture below for logging your child into Google.
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Does Your Child Need Books to Read?


Click the link above to access our campus MackinVia. This resource uses Google Authentication so students must be logged into their Google accounts (see directions for this process above in this newsletter).

Links to all BISD textbooks and Accelerated Reader are in the Featured Group.

In the menu on the left, click on ebooks to view all the ebooks in the Ogg collection. To search by AR level, click on Advanced Search ~Accelerated Reader and use the sliding bar to set the range.

To select a book to read:

1. Note that some books have a limited number available and you "check them out". These can be accessed from the student's backpack.

2. Some books can be "Opened Now" and read immediately because there are no quantity limits.

3. Books will open in a new window. Some books have audio features and will read the books to the students, but not all will.

Click "More Info" to read a summary of the book, see page numbers, check exact AR level, and find the Quiz ID number.

Click on Audiobooks to access our school's audiobook collection.

Click on Databases to access resources such as Tumbelbooks, DK Finds Out, and PebbleGo.

Accelerated Reader Home Access Now Available!

Normally we do not allow AR testing at home. However, this access has now been provided. Students may access AR through our Symbaloo and MackinVia. All students should be aware of their username/password. If they can't remember, please reach out to either Mrs. Rumsey (Ogg Librarian...contact info can be found at the end of this newsletter) or your child's teacher.

Read Alouds by Mrs. Rumsey

Be on the lookout for special read alouds. I am working on setting up some video read alouds for our students. Reading to children is my passion, and I miss being able to do this on a daily basis. Watch for more information soon! I would also like to hear from my students. They can share read alouds and book talks with me on our Class Dojo, Google Classroom, or Buncee.

Box Tops for Ogg Library

Ogg Library is collecting Box Tops. Please download the Box Tops for Education app. When you purchase Box Tops items, simply scan your receipt to donate to our library. The funds will help us pay for reading rewards and incentives, programs such as Star Wars Reads and author visits, and new library books. Thank you for supporting the Ogg Library!


We encourage every student to read or be read to for 20 minutes every night. Research shows that the more you read (or are read to, for our preK and Kinder Twisters), the better you perform in academics. Reading to your child is the number one, most important thing you can do to impact your child's education.

Please join us on this mission by reading to and with your students every night. If you need help, please contact Mrs. Rumsey, Ogg Media & Digital Learning Specialist, at brumsey@brazosportisd.net. Also, visit your local library for books. A library card is free.

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Mrs. Rumsey's Contact Info

Mission: The mission of all BISD Library Media Centers is to develop and empower the learning community with the capacity to excel in an ever-changing world through exposure to, and experience of, all forms of information literacy.

Vision: Empowering our Future