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Library Instruction

The Media Center is open to all students during regular school hours for circulation of materials, independent study, research, recreational reading, and media activities. Kindergarten, First, Second, and Third-grade classes meet weekly with Mrs. Smalley. During this time students listen to stories, learn library and research skills, and have time to check out books.  Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth-grade classes have time weekly to check out books as scheduled by Mrs. Smalley and the teacher.  All teachers work with Mrs. Smalley to schedule times for special projects requiring the use of library resources.


Olde Creek Library Catalog

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FCPS Online Databases and ebooks

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TumbleBook Cloud

TumbleBookCloud - is an online collection of ebooks, enhanced novels, graphic novels, videos and audio books, which offers students and adults of all reading levels access to an amazing range of content.
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TumbleBook Cloud Junior

TumbleBookCloud Junior is an online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books! This database is a great option for adventurous young readers who wish to read beyond the picture book collection in the TumbleBookLibrary. It is designed specifically for kids in grades three to six.
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Tumble Books

Tumble Books has over 1,000 titles including story books, read alongs, videos, nonfiction, math stories, puzzle games and more. See your teacher for username/password.
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Storyline Online

Storyline Online features professional actors reading notable children's books.
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What is The Battle of the Books? It is a competition between Olde Creek 4th and 5th grade classes involving 8 books.  Each class will have 3 participating representatives and one alternate representative.  During the battle, questions about the selected books will be asked.  The team that answers the most questions correctly wins the battle for their class!

How can I represent my class? Read as many of the selected books as you can and take the Battle of the Books quiz.  The 3 students scoring the highest on the quiz will represent their class. 

How can I participate if I am not my class rep? Students from each class may be called upon by their class representatives as a “phone-a-friend.”  Even if you are not selected to represent your class, your knowledge of the selected books may help your class.  Each class will create a class name, theme and a class chant.  The chants will be presented by the whole class during the battle.  Also, all students can dress to the theme selected by their class.  

Where can I get the books? Look for the special collection of Battle of the Books titles in the Olde Creek Library.  Check one out today!

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Hey 4thand 5th Grade students!

Which class will win the next Olde Creek Battle of the Books?

The battle is a trivia contest.  The more books you read, the more questions you can answer.  The top 3 scorers on the quiz will represent their class in the battle!  Check-off each book below as you read.

December 2018 Battle of the Books

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