Thayne 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:

How to post videos on your YouTube Channel:

How to use the "disussion" feature on your YouTube channel to answer student questions:

How to find non-fiction ebooks using our Gale Resources Database:

Gale Database Research Tips and Tricks:


Resources for STUDENTS to Use During School Closure

AR Testing from home

We are now set up to AR test at home.

- Go to: 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
    • 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 to look it up.
  • Audible: for as long as schools are closed, audible is open.  Try these audible books for free!



Library Staff

Karolyn Robbins

I was born and raised in the deserts of the Southwest but 25 years ago found my way to the mountains of western Wyoming. I have worked in different positions in LCSD#2 for the past 15 years. Being the librarian at TES is definitely the highlight of my career. I love books and reading and feel it a privilege to share with students and staff alike. I truly believe there is something for everyone in the library. I love office supplies, travel, cooking, reading, hiking, quilting, and time spent with my family. They’re some of the kindest, smartest, most clever people I know.