The Library News

@ 13th & Green Elementary


Hi everyone, since school has finally begun I would like to remind you of some of the useful resources that you can find within our own school library to make your school year go more smoothly. Click on the pictures below to find out more information. ~Melinda Bender, Librarian

Teacher Resources

Use Power Library database, Power Kids to help you in the classroom. The Reading School District subscribes to this state run database for teachers and students.

*Note: This can be directly accessed for everyone while in school. Link is also available on our library catalog home page. Students in grades 3,4,5 know how to access the catalog.

If you are out of the building you can access this database through the Reading Public Library site but you need your library card at

Lots of kid friendly databases to use for research. See some of the popular ones down below.

More Teacher Resources

Discovery Education
To initially set up an account you need the school's code: A622-5883
On this database you can find resources for teachers that include lesson plans, streaming videos, Puzzlemaker and lots more. Subjects covered are science, math, English, technology and health.

Books Online

If you are in need of a quick book that reads aloud these are good websites to try out.

Professional Collection of Books for Observation Modes

If you are assigned to do Action Research or Peer Collaboration stop in and check out our professional collection located behind the circulation desk of the library. Don't go out and buy books, you may be able to find the what you need for your research project or I will help you locate them at a local library. Also, if you have any professional books that you would like to donate to this collection I will gladly take them.

Teacher Magazines

Oldies but goodies! Available to teachers to borrow are older issues of Mail Box and Teacher Helper magazines located on the magazine rack in the library by the laminator. Feel free to stop in and borrow, no need to check them out just return them when you are finished.


The library catalog can be accessed from the Reading School District website on the homepage under the tab STUDENTS/FAMILIES or under Quick Links at