School Library & Destiny Library Catalog
Welcome to the Blue Grass Elementary School Library. Below are some websites that students can use to access information, online books and fun games.
Our librarian is Mrs. Jones. Feel free to contact her with questions about books or lost/damaged books.
Destiny Library Catalog
The Destiny Library system improves access to library and curriculum materials (which has been proven to be one of the factors that raises test scores and student learning), provides students access from any computer at school, home or other location having an internet connection, and also makes it easier for students to find materials at their reading level via the Lexile score feature.
Click on the following link to visit our Destiny Library Catalog: http://destiny.davenport.k12.ia.us/GOOD READS: Check out 100 of the best books for children at: www.teachersfirst.com Learn about authors, play trivia games about books, or find out what books will be released in the coming months at: www.kidsreads.com Want to get excited about reading? Check out Book Adventure (www.bookadventure.com). You can create book lists, take interactive quizzes, and earn points toward prizes. Visit any of the libraries within a 50-mile radius and check out materials using your Scott County library card. Click to get information about these libraries: Scott County Library System Davenport Public Library Musser Public Library (Muscatine) Bettendorf Public Library Recommended Reading Websites http://www.ala.org/ala/alsc/alscresources/summerreading/recsummerreading/recommendedreading.cfm http://www.barnesandnoble.com/summerreading/ http://www.davenportlibrary.com http://www.funbrain.com www.gameaqarium.com Click on Everglade Spelling www.kidport.com http://pbskids.org/readingrainbow/ http://www.primarygames.com http://www.primarygames.com/langarts/fowlwords/start.htm Foul Words http://www.rif.org/summer/ http://school.familyeducation.com/summer/reading/36091.html www.sillybooks.net This is not a spelling website, but it has neat books written by students. http://www.starfall.com http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/kalani Website about weather http://www.vocabulary.co.il/index_main.php (The kids love the hangmouse game on this one) Safer Search Engines Than Google Ask Kids: http://www.askkids.com/schoolhouse?pch=sch Kid friendly and kid safe divided into 5 categories: School House, movies, gams, images, and video. When asked a question, it makes suggestions for the search clarification. FamHoo?: http://famhoo.com/ Has a stricter family filter than most search engines. Draws results from Google, AOL, and Yahoo. Google Scholar Beta: http://scholar.google.com/ Designed to search cholarly journals, Supreme Court records, and patent records. Best for older students and adults. Kid Rex: http://www.kidrex.org/ Uses a combination of Google’s safe search mode and a collection of filtered keywords, phrases, and websites. Appeals to younger children. Sweet Search: http://www.sweetsearch.com/ Searches only sites that have been reviewed and approved by a team of librarians, teachers, and research experts. Has special search engines for Social Studies, Biographies, SweetSites (organized by grand and subject area). Sweet Search 4 Me (for elementary students.) WolframAlpha: http://www.wolframalpha.com Great for students with questions about numbers. Can be used for other searches but not as useful for general questions. SAFEST OF ALL: Iowa Aea Online Databases www.iowaaeaonline.org