Afton

Afton Elementary School Library

Read. Discover. Connect. Inspire!

We believe that reading changes lives.  We aim to empower students and teachers to become independent, effective information seekers who love reading for both information and pleasure.

Resources for TEACHERS to Use During School Closure

Here are a few YouTube videos we have created to help you use digital resources to teach remotely.

How to create a QuickTime Player Video:  https://youtu.be/rN13M-M_DKo

How to post videos on your YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/NsB6d6LIFqQ

How to use the "disussion" feature on your YouTube channel to answer student questions: https://youtu.be/CdhtaWr9uiQ

How to find non-fiction ebooks using our Gale Resources Database:https://youtu.be/5mOUtNZKUns

Gale Database Research Tips and Tricks:https://youtu.be/YMulahSPwsw

 

Resources for STUDENTS to Use During School Closure

AR Testing from home

We are now set up to AR test at home.

- Go to: https://global-zone08.renaissance-go.com/welcomeportal/249699 to access the Renaissance sign-in page.
- Students will use their regular username and password.
- Mrs. Hunsaker has opened up the time restrictions so that they can test at more convenient times.
To access test numbers for all AR books:
- A "Quick Search" by title will work for most books you are looking for
- Choose "Advanced Search" to find specific non-fiction books and make sure you also list the author of the book

Looking for Reading Material?

Non-fiction Resources

Fiction Resources

  • Tumble Books: This resource has been made available to us through our Lincoln County Public Libraries
  • If you have a library card through the Public Library, there are 3 different digital options to choose from: rbdigital, Overdrive or CloudLibrary.  Please visit any public library website to learn more:
  • EPIC - Is offering free access to students and teachers through June 30, 2020
    • https://www.getepic.com/app/edu-dashboard
    • click on "Students & Educators"
    • enter the class code given to you by your teacher (if you don't have a class code, please contact your teacher)
    • click "go"
    • now you have access to hundreds of books
  • JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD - Most of these books will have AR quizzes, but if you want to check, go to arbookfind.com to look it up.
  • Audible: for as long as schools are closed, audible is open.  Try these audible books for free!

 

 

Library Staff

Amy Merritt

Hi, my name is Amy Merritt, I am the Afton Elementary Librarian and I have the best job in the whole school.  I have worked in the district for ten + years and feel it a pleasure to work in such a great place.  I enjoy living in this beautiful valley with my husband and four kids. We enjoy camping, four-wheeling, hunting, and spending time as a family.