Lakewood Elementary Library

Virtual Library and Digital Resources

How is the Virtual Library better than the Internet?

Each resource is reliable, current, appropriate, and relevant to the elementary curriculum. The same cannot be said about all websites found on the Internet.


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LES Online Resources - Usernames and Passwords

Login to find the usernames and passwords for all of our amazing resources.

LES students can always see Ms. Taylor in the library for login information or email me at

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Read high interest books online!

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Animated and talking picture books paired with talking non--fiction books. Games, puzzles, notes about the author, and other important websites are included with the books.

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Arbordale eBooks

Technologically advanced eBooks featuring: Auto-Flip, Auto-Read, and 3D Page Curling.

Enjoy eBooks on your computer, iPad, and Android devices.

The Arbordale App is available.

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Lerner Digital eBooks

Lerner Digital provides digital content that gives klnowledge, transforms worlds, inspires creativity, and shapes minds. These eBooks enable your students to know more.

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MackinVia ebooks

Just Books Read Aloud

Books online read aloud by teachers.

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Explore the World of Children's Literature

Bookshare Website

An Accessible Online Library for people with print disabilities. Get textbooks and educational titles in in audio, braille, large font, and more!

Big picture is an easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. The online database is developed and maintained to include thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.

Connects to Google Classroom.

Famous Texans

Look up biographies for your Favorite Texans.

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PebbleGo - Database for Research for Emergent Readers

An emergent reader research solution. Each database features expertly-leveled text and navigation for emergent readers. It features hundreds of resources on animals, earth and space, biographies, social studies , and audio and video resources. It builds a foundation of research skills for every learner.

Offers read along audio.

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Find great facts for kids. A Capstone company.

TexQuest - List of Gale Databases for Research

Almost all connect to Google Classrooms.

This collection of databases includes a variety of reference materials and full-text periodicals.

Please see below for elementary appropriate databases with Gale.

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Brain Pop

Games, animated movies, and activities

Educational Fun S'more

Visit here to find fun and educational sites and apps.

Search Engine for Students

SweetSearch searches only web sites that have been evaluated and approved by staff of Internet research experts - not at TISD.

Free Websites

Visit the sites below for great content.

Free Animation Program Downloads - click below

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Pixar in a Box

Learn how the animation and movies are made.

AutoDraw: Fast Drawing for Everyone
Khan Academy

Free education for everyone.

Mr. Nussbaum - Learning and Fun for all Subjects

Featuring over 3,500 content pages, is one of the most popular destinations on the internet for parents, homeschoolers, teachers, and students.

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Every student can learn computer science. Learn for free!

From website:

Launched in 2013,® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. We believe computer science and computer programming should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra.

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Beginners Guide to Programming

Want to learn more about programming/coding and ready for the next step? This is a great place to start.

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Epic Ebooks - Free for Teachers, $4.99 for parents

Epic! is the only kids' eBook subscription service that offers thousands of high-quality books from well known publishers like Harper Collins, National Geographic and many others.

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Hoopla - free books, movies, and more with your library card

Instantly borrow free digital movies, music, and more, 24/7 with your library card.

Bringing you hundreds of thousands of movies, full music albums, audiobooks and more, hoopla is a revolutionary digital service made possible by your local library.

From Hollywood blockbusters to best selling artists and authors – not just the hits, but the niche and hard-to-find as well – you’ll soon discover that hoopla provides you the freedom you've been searching for to experience, explore and enjoy what you want, when you want, and where you want.

Simple to access and use, without the hassle of having to return the items you’ve borrowed, all you need is your library card, a web browser, smart phone or tablet to get started. The freedom you want is here, now. Sign up today!

Adobe Spark


Create beautiful social graphics, web stories, and animated videos. Log in with Google.

Your Spark projects automatically sync between your computer and iOS device. Download Spark Post, Spark Page, and Spark Video for iOS to create and share whenever inspiration strikes. Yes, there is an APP for that.

Adobe Spark

FREE - turn your ideas into a visual story - easy to use.

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Canva - FREE graphic design website

Create FREE graphics for your projects, websites, social media accounts and so much more! Did I mention it was FREE? You can even upload your own photos.
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Augmented Reality App to enhance student output and learning. Look for it at the APP Store. Free!

Visit the Lakewood Library

We are open from 8:00-4:00.

All students visit the library at least once a week.