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Heather Hartmann, Library Media Specialist Phone Icon 221-1136 Email Icon Email
  Bridgette Toomer, Library Media Assistant



Council Library
Council Traditional School Library

With Destiny Discover students can access our print and e-books, Destiny Webpath Express (a collection of safe, educator approved websites), and extra related resources with one search.  E-books and online sources can be viewed anywhere you have an internet connection, which is a wonderful option for CARP and research.

AR Book Finder

Type in any book title and see if it has a CARP test!

AR Home Connect

Access student CARP test scores at home.

Renaissance (Take a CARP test)

Tests are taken at school during regular school hours only.

Big Universe

Read e-books.  Many of these e-books are CARP.  Student passwords are:

3rd-5th grade - Username is student login and password (The one they use to login in to the computers at school.) The group name is mcpss.

PreK-2nd grade - Username is student ID (ex. 1940609108) and password is initials plus birthdate in the following format: uppercase first initial, lowercase last intial, 00 Month, 00 Day, 0000 Year (ex. Lm04232010) The group name is mcpss.

Educational Videos
Discovery Education

Discovery Education has a huge collection of educational videos, images, and teacher/student created boards to learn from. Student usernames and passwords are the same as student computer login and e-mail.  This is a awesome resource for research.

Public Libraries
Alabama Virtual Library

The Alabama Virtual Library hosts databases full of a vareity of resources, quality encyclopedias, and even e-books.  Go to Student Resources.  Choose Elementary. Explore the wonderful options available.  This is a fantastic resource for research.

Mobile Public Library

Stop by any Mobile Public Library branch and get a library card.  You not only have access to the thousands of books the public library holds, but by downloading the Cloud Library app you have access to numerous e-books as well.  They also have Hoopla for shows.  This is a great option for CARP and research.

Library of Congress

Helpful/Research Websites
Homework Help

Go to this website for assistance with homework. is a collection of quality biographies and video clips related to thousands of people, both past and present.  Citation information is included at the end of each article making this a great site for research.  Please be mindful that the ads are aimed toward adults and that video clips are for a wide range of ages, so please check the rating and content for students.

Researching State Symbols

State Symbols USA contains articles and pictures of the symbols for each state in the United States of America.  This is a great research resource.

Parent Resources
Common Sense Media

This is a GREAT parent resource. Common Sense Media offers reviews of books, movies, TV Shows, Apps, websites and games. There is a huge parent section for help in dealing with numerous concerns facing children as they grow up today.

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