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Great additional book and educational resources that anyone can access.

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  • Tumble Books – we now have FREE access to their amazing online resources
  • Tumble Book Library – ebooks for students – Username: tumble735 Password: books- here
  • Tumble Math Books – math ebooks for students K to 5 – Username: tumble2020 Password: A3b5c6 – here
  •  Tumble Audio Book Cloud – audio book for students K- 5 – Username: tumble2020 Password: A3b5c6- here
  • Arlington Public Library – find out how to access ebooks, eAudio books and eMagazines – here
  • Junior Library Guild – Free Online books –  passwords no longer needed-  here.
  • New Videos of Books Read by authors and other folks – frequently updated – here
  • Audible Audiobooks – now has FREE access to some of their audio books for students – here
  • StoryLine Online – free books read by well known actors – here.
  • Toon Books – comic style books to listen to or read online – here
  • Time For Kids – parents can sign up for FREE access – here
  • – read a classic children’s book – FREE to use – here
  • Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closings  – updates frequently- here
  • Kid Lit TV – amazing website where books are read aloud by authors. There are also other great resources to explore. here
  • LivBits has a growing list of ways for kids to see authors live or interact to on live. Go here. They can even write an old fashioned letter to some of them.
  • Kate Messner’s website – a growing collection of authors are providing videos and education here
  • KidLit Online Schedule – another growing list of ways to interact with authors – here,
  • Meet the Author YouTube Channel from the Fairfax network here
  • Virtual Field Trips here.
  • Museum Virtual Tours here
  • Find it VA here
  • DK Findout – very visual resource on almost everything – here
  • Things to do offlinehere

You can access Discovery’s ebooks, eAudio books and databases at

– MackinVIA app or

  • Get access to over 4,500 ebooks, 900 eAudio books, 400 multiuser ebooks and great databases
  • If you need help getting access to MackinVIA – email
  • I will be updating this page and tweeting/retweeting additional resources @DiscoveryLibr see my twitter feed to the right

You can find directions on how to access MackinVIA or at the bottom of the lower part of the Library Home Study page.

Discovery Library

  • Students are encourage to – Be Brave, Be Curious, Be Kind
  • The library is open before school for book checkout.
  • Students in grades 2 to 5 are able to come to the library for book checkout at any time.
  • For these grades we also  have “unlimited book checkout” – students can checkout as many books they think they can read in a week.

APS Databases

  • Access to the more elementary friendly APS databases can be found on the left – see Online Encyclopedias, Social Studies databases and Science databases.
  • Once again students can now also accessed databases, ebooks and e-Audiobooks through MackinVIA.  On any computer, students can go to or through the MackinVIA app on their iPad.

Our author visit with Lulu Delacre will be rescheduled for later in the school year. You can also find more information about Lulu and her books at www/

Lunch Time Diversity Book Clubs

  • Read a book about someone different than you!
  • See Mr. Re or Ms. Wine to learn more and sign up with a friend or two.

Something Fun – Mrs. Lodge’s Library Game

Practice ABC order and the Dewey Decimal system.



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