Our library strives to embrace, inspire, and challenge every student every day. Harlan's library provides high quality and diverse resources, promotes lifelong learning, the love of reading, and supports classroom instruction. Harlan students visit their library once a week to check out books, learn literacy skills and practice digital citizenship.
Check out our online library Catalog.
Harlan's library curriculum aligns with the National Library Standards and the Common Core National Standards
Graphic novels are a fun and engaging way to help readers of all levels.Click on the below picture to learn more about the benefits of reading this often undervalued genre:
Check out this short video published by Scholastic. Students explaining why they read:
WHAT ARE KIDS CHECKING OUT?
Click this link to see the current School Library Journal list of popular books students across the country are checking out from their school libraries! Have you read any of these books? What books would be on your popular list?
Add your favorite book title to Harlan's Word Cloud at Answer Garden ♥
Click HERE to explore UDLib/SEARCH
UDLib/SEARCH is a FREE state-funded collaboration between the Delaware Department of Education and the University of Delaware Library. This amazing collection of online databases provides every Delaware public school student with online magazines, journals, encyclopedias and more. UDLib/search also provides training for all Delaware K-12 public schools. * UDLib/search is password protected. Please ask your homeroom teacher or Mrs. Mac for login information.
What is a digital Citizen?
All Harlan students learn and review digital citizenship and Internet safety. Students complete lessons and projects throughout the school year to learn safe & appropriate online practices.
Oh yea... Harlan tumbles!
Click HERE to login into TUMBLEBOOKS.
What Are Tumblebooks?
TumbleBooks is a curated database of children's e-books, available by our school wide subscription. Tumblebooks is password protected. Students can ask their teacher or the librarian for Harlan's username & password.
Many of the TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.Older students will find a large collection of chapter books and graphic novels.
Type To Learn
Practice regularly and your fingers will learn their location on the keyboard through muscle memory. Click Here To Launch Type To LearnDo you need help picking out a new book?
Just ask Harlan's librarian, Mrs. Mac. But there are also lots of online resources to help you find that "just right" book too. Here are just a few:
GoodReads -- the most popular childrens books of today.
The Caldecott Winners -- awarded to picture book illustrators. This list goes all the way back to 1938!
The Newberry Winners -- awarded to authors of the most distinguished childrens books.
Coretta Scott King Awards -- Be sure to visit this site; you'll find book titles, videos, you can even listen to Jazz!
♥ Looking for your favorite books in Harlan's library is easy.
Just click here and type in your search ♥
Harlan's Library Media Center strives to embrace the needs of all learners.
Click HERE to read a variety of Aesop's Fables, courtesy of The Library of Congress
DID YOU KNOW... The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with more than 164 million items on approximately 838 miles of bookshelves. The collections include more than 38 million books and other printed materials, 3.6 million recordings, 14 million photographs, 5.5 million maps, 8.1 million pieces of sheet music and 70 million manuscripts.
Delaware Public Libraries
Don't forget to visit your own local public library!
There are endless reasons to visit.
Click here to explore Delaware's library website and book collections.
My Very Own Library
Every Harlan student will receive 3 free books (of their choice) at 3 Schoolastic Book Fairs this year! Students also receive a book for summer reading. This is a total of 10 free books to take home!
If you would like to learn more about MVOL click here.
Click HERE to visit Harlan's Symbaloo. Symbaloo is an online education tool which allows our library to organize and store digital resources in the cloud in a fun and simple way for all of our students and families.
Almanacs are cool.
Almanac's can answer all kinds of questions. For instance, what was the weather like on the day you were born? Find out at The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids. Click Here.
Did you know that Benjamin Franklin wrote an Almanac?
On December 19th, 1732, Benjamin Franklin of Philadelphia published the first Poor Richard’s Almanack.This publication soon became the most popular publications in colonial America, selling an average of 10,000 copies a year. Poor Richard's Almanack was published continuously for 25 years! Harlan's library has lots of books about Ben Franklin.
Harlan's library has over 50 books about the FIRST STATE, Delaware! Try looking up book titles about "Delaware" -- click here.
You can look up a variety of farming facts for each state in the USA -- click here
2017 Global Read Aloud
Learn about the anual Global Read Aloud here. 2017's Global read aloud has ended. Harlan students (K-3) really enjoyed reading books by this year's author: Mem Fox. We can't wait till next year!
Reading Without Walls. To learn more click HERE
Click HERE to access online read aloud videos created by Storyline Online.
Click HERE to LISTEN to Audiobooks at Storynory.Click HERE to LISTEN to Audiobooks at Lit2Go
Choose your grade level, then...
- Pick a story that's right for you!
- Story text is often available; read along as you listen!
The Hawk says, "THANKS for CLICKING."
Check back often for library news and updates.
Regina McAlonan, M.Ed
Library Media Specialist
Harlan Elementaray School
"You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
AA Milne, Winnie-The-Poo
Harlan Elementary Favorite Book Word Cloud ♥