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SCHOOL LIBRARIES ~ MAKING A DIFFERENCE


SCHOOL LIBRARIES ~ MAKING A DIFFERENCE


Our libraries strive to promote reading and ensure 
         that students and staff are effective users 
of information            enabling them to be lifelong learners. 


Salina Villaneda, District Librarian
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     Jennifer Ortiz, Library Aide 

Give us a call. (361)776-2232


Looking for a good book? Click here to search the LTJH Library collections!

Click the link above for hours of operation and programs!

Free Automatic Bibliography & Citation Maker


OverDrive
Enjoy thousands of popular and best-selling eBooks and audio books free from your school library. Available to students & parents, faculty & staff on any device. For desktops, click the icon above. For devices, download the free OverDrive Media Console APP from iTunes or Google Play. Stop by the library or email Ms. Villaneda, your District Librarian, for help with login information or other assistance.





8th graders, in Mrs. Flores' class, navigate to Opposing Viewpoints in Context for research using Chrome Books.



TEXQUEST DIGITAL RESOURCES!  

Click the icons below to access TexQuest digital resources! Stop by the library or email Ms. Allen, your District Librarian, for login information.  

TexQuest

A digitized collection of primary sources which includes over 300 manuscripts, broadsides, maps, and rare printed works, such as pamphlets, leaflets, and city directories, about the American West.

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News articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.


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An innovative Web-based full-text newspaper database which allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields. With InfoTrac Newsstand, you can search a collection of more than 1,000 newspapers.


National Geo

Reputable, authoritative, and appropriate content that brings students aged 6-14 the world in a way they've never seen it before. Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take them on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.


Opposing Viewpoints
An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the new solution features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Student Resources 

Topic pages covering today's most-studied subjects provide an overview and introduction to researchers by way of clearly-organized and authoritative content curated by expert editors. Research in Context contains books, images, biographies, audio, video, magazines, newspapers, creative works, primary sources, and more.


Academic Resource for teachers! Take a Tour Video.

TeachingBooks.net is a K–12 resource connecting cross curricular literacy materials to the titles used in classrooms and libraries, including resources to support ELL students and STEAM instruction



Other Helpful Resources

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Full-text eBook Collections. Early Reader, Earth Science, Life Science. English Language Learners.

TexQuest
Engaging online tool. Learn letters, words, numbers. sounds, time, geography, and more!

Britannica Elementary
Learn about people, places, & things. Search animal groups, use an atlas, explore countries, hobbies, & so much more! 

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Kid InfoBits features a visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic free search and full-text age appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more. 

National Geo
Reputable, authoritative, and appropriate content that brings children aged 6-14 the world in a way they've never seen it before. Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take them on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.

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Full-text eBooks. Magazine, news, reference book articles. Images, websites, interactive learning games.
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