Whitetail Library Checkout

The libraries at your Gretna Public School are open for book check out!

There are several resources available for students to check out electronic books.  These resources are often quite expensive.  Several are currently offering free membership due to the extended/distance learning necessary at this time.  

If your student has a device available, these are some good resources for "checking out" books electronically.  We checked to make sure these resources were indeed COPPA Compliant to ensure the safety of our students.  The sites we selected are:

MyON
Renaissance myON® Reader is a student-centered, personalized literacy environment that gives students access to more than 6,000 enhanced digital books. 
Direct link: https://www.myon.com/school/gretnareads
Username: myON
Password: read

LightSail Education 
LightSail is a digital educational reading platform that is designed to engage students in grades K-12 to develop and reinforce their reading skills.
lightsailed.com/parents for more information and to register for an account.  This program allows for tracking your student's reading and offers skills checks as they read, if you would like that option.
If you would like to borrow a book (or a few) from the library, please complete the following steps:

1) Check the online card catalog.  This can be found by clicking here.  In the search box at the top of the page (labeled "Find"), type in the subject, title or author of the book you are looking for.

2) When you have found the book(s) you would like to check out, fill out this form.  Please request more books than you actually need in case someone else requested one of your books before you did!  We will operate under a first come, first serve basis.  Books must be requested by Monday at noon.

3) On Wednesday, come pick up your books in the vestibule of your school according to the following schedule:  If your last name starts with A-F pick up from 10:30-11:15, if your last name starts with G-L pick up from 11:15-12:00, if your last name starts with M-R pick up from 12:00-12:45, and if your last name starts with S-Z pick up from 12:45-1:30.

We will also have a book return box available if you would like to bring books back at this time.  We will wipe down all books with Clorox wipes upon return and prepare them for check out next week!

If you have questions, please contact your building Media Specialist!
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Kim Keene
Whitetail Creek Librarian

Free Membership Offer

The Gretna Public Library is offering free memberships to all of our students and their families during their closure.  This allows these cardholders to access all digital materials the library holds until the library opens again.  Fill out an application at the Gretna Public Library website:  http://www.gretnapubliclibrary.org/

The library is also providing a cart of books, audiobooks, movies, and magazines from their book sale outside each day, weather permitting.  These items are free to take and they ask people not to bring them back.

Gretna Public Library