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Summer Reading


Discovery ES Summer Reading Program – Finding Joy!

  • If you need another flier click here was.
  • Post it somewhere your explorer will see often and return it to your child’s new classroom teacher in the fall.

Summer of Nathan Hale for 4th and 5th

  • Nathan Visits Discovery & Williamsburg MS Monday Sept. 12th. Find all the details here.
  • Students can self checkout print copies of Nathan Hale books from a cart in the school office all summer long. Office hours are from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
  • Students can also access Nathan Hale ebooks in MackinVIA. Go to on any device. Just put in Discovery Elementary – Arlington. It will then jump to the usual APS student login screen.


Welcome to the Discovery Library

  • Students are encouraged to – Be Brave, Be Curious, Be Kind.
  • The library is open before school for book checkout.
  • Students in Grades 2 through 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 APS elementary databases can be found in MackinVIA, Canvas and on the left – see Online Encyclopedias, Social Studies databases and Science databases. Some links may not work when not in school.
  • On any computer, students can go to or through the MackinVIA app on their iPad. They may also access MackinVIA through their MyAccess. app.

Mrs. Lodge’s Library Game

Practice ABC order and the Dewey Decimal system.