Library


front view libraryAbout Logan:

Welcome to the Logan Elementary School Library Page. Logan Elementary School serves grades PK-5 and is located in El Paso Texas. The original school was built in the 1960s. Logan elementary school was just recently rebuilt, and in the fall of 2014 opened the doors, to the new school, and a brand new library.

reading area  Fiction Section side view desk


Library Information:

Librarian:
Juliana Rodriguez-Lawson
jrodrig3@episd.org
915-236-5768
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Hours:
Monday to Friday
7:45am- 12:00pm
12:45pm-3:45pm
Circulation:
Pk- check out to parent only
K-  check out to parent only
1- 1 book
2-1 book
3-2 books
4-3 books
5-3 books
Books are checked out for two weeks.
PlayAways and Audio books are checked out for one week.
Parents can check out up to 5 books with their student. For example, if the student has one book checked out, the parent can check out four more.
Books checked out during library visits in first, and second grade will remain in the classroom.Other grades may choose to keep the books in the classroom, at teacher's discretion.
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Contest:

August Contest:
Guess how many books are in our library! The winner will receive a prize!!!

Events:


Author Visit:

On Thursday, October 29th Donna Munoz author of Harley Farley's First Halloween, came to visit the 2nd grade. She gave a wonderful presentation and we were very lucky to have her. 

Poster
librarian and Donna Munoz

classes watching author

September Events:
Origami every Tuesday morning at 7:45 in September.
Everyday in September enjoy the Riddle of the Day, posted outside the library by the book drop. 


Ongoing Events:
We are very excited to partner with TDI international and Tail Waggin' Tutors to bring Francisco and his Therapy Dog Rebel the second Friday every month, and Jacque and her Therapy Dog Cali, every Friday.  
Rebel
Rebel
Cali
Cali
 ​Tuesday Morning:
origami



Online Catalog:

Search our Online Catalog:
Access to EPISD online catalog.
mylibrary.episd.org

Access Databases from home:

American Indian Histories and Cultures
http://www.aihc.amdigital.co.uk/
Username: Logan 
Password: Hawks

American West
http://www.americanwest.amdigital.co.uk/
Username: Logan 
Password: Hawks

Britannica
texquest.net
​Username: ​loganel
​Password: ​logan

Gale
Access to our TexQuest School resources through Gale 
http://www.galepages.com/j071902128
Username: Logan 
Password: Hawks

Pebble Go
To access our Pebble Go account, go to the link above or:
 www.pebblego.com/login/index.html?sqs=82d00c16fb6e65c3d52520aff01afbb5585c5ec86df2a9c820a0214377b60b07
Username: loganep
Password: books

Pebble Go Next:
To access our Pebble Go Next account, go to the link above or:
www.pebblegonext.com/login/sqs=82d00c16fb6e65c3d52520aff01afbb5585c5ec86df2a9c820a0214377b60b07 
Site username: loganep 
Site password: books


Tips for Reading to your Child:

Reading Aloud: Tips for Parents and Teachers 
http://www.literacyconnections.com/ReadingAloud.php
This website has a collection of resources that explain how to read aloud and which stories to select for young children, children, and teenagers.

Reading is Fundamental: Reading Aloud 
http://www.rif.org/us/literacy-resources/articles/reading-aloud.htm
Research shows that reading aloud to your child is the number one indicator of how well your child will read; this website includes information and tips about reading aloud.


Useful Links for book choice:

2x2 TXLA
http://www.txla.org/groups/2x2
The 2X2 Committee‘s charge is to produce a list of 20 recommended books for children, age two to grade two.


Hedgehog Books 
http://www.hedgehogbooks.com/index.html
Experienced teachers have organized lists of great read aloud books for children from pre-K to 8th grade.

ALSC Notable Books 
http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/notalists/ncb
Each year a committee of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children's books. According to the Notables Criteria, "notable" is defined as: Worthy of note or notice, important, distinguished, or outstanding. As applied to children's books, notable should be thought to include books of especially commendable quality, books that exhibit venturesome creativity, and books of fiction, information, poetry and pictures for all age levels (birth through age 14) that reflect and encourage children's interests in exemplary ways. Books that win the Newbery and Caldecott Awards are automatically included in this list.

Monster Librarian 
http://www.monsterlibrarian.com/horrorfictionlistkd.htm
This website for children 12 and younger recommend scary stories for children to read.

S.T.E.M Booklist for Kids and Teens
http://grplpedia.grpl.org/wiki/index.php/S.T.E.M._Booklist_for_Kids_and_Teens
This website lists books that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math for middle and high school students.

YALSA Booklists & Book Awards 
http://www.ala.org/yalsa/booklistsawards/booklistsbook
The Young Adult Library Services Association provides a one-stop shop for information and suggestions about your teen and reading. This website includes teen award winners and books that teens will love. This website is geared towards children.



Accelerated Reader (AR):

AR is a new program here at Logan. I would be happy to assist in finding a book that is AR, and reading level appropriate. Testing is done in in the classroom on the iPads or in the computer lab. If you have any questions you are welcome to ask me, or the literacy coach Ms. Guzman.

New Items:

New books, are located on the display by the Graphic Novels, feel free to browse what we have and perhaps check them out. 

The library holds audio books in PlayAway and CD format.  This can be checked out for a week at a time.
play away


E-books:
E-books are available for checkout. To access e-books:
Abdo:
go to my.abdodigital.com
Username: logan
Password: Hawks

Mackin:
http://www.mackin.com/corp/index.php
Username: loganes
Password: loganes

Powerkids:
http://rosenlearningcenter.com/
Username:  Loganes
Password: Hawks


Follett:
http://wbb12811.follettshelf.com
Username:EPISD Username
Password: birth date backwards

example: jrodrig3
20000314

Skype Rooms:
Logan library is equipped with three Skype rooms, please see the librarian to sign up.
The Skype accounts are:
episd_logan_a
episd_logan_b
episd_logan_c (C is the big Skype room, this is the one that is most likely to be used)
skype rooms