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Fiction and Non-Fiction book pairs.
Read along, watch videos of stories

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Mrs. P says: Sign up for a library card!
All HCS students already have patron accounts at our HCS libraries.


Do you have a library card for our great public libraries?
Herrick District Library–Main
Herrick District Library–North
Howard Miller Library–Zeeland


Britannica Online


BrainPop
Username: ilikediane
Password: popbrain


Facts 4 Me Search Engine
Login: rosepark
Password: facts2me
Login: ssstudent
Password: ssstudent


Birthday Books!
Celebrate your birthday and help the library at the same time.


HC Book Bytes
Read & write reviews, leave a comment!


Teacher Librarian
What does a teacher librarian really do?

  • Bible Gateway
    • A tool for reading and researching scripture online in the language or translation of your choice. Provides advanced searching capabilities based on keywords or scripture references, and various tools to enhance your study of the Bible.
  • Bible Places Newsletter
    • BiblePlaces.com features photographs and descriptions of sites in Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, and Greece with an emphasis on biblical archaeology, geography, and history.
  • Kids Corner
    • Site for kids from “The Back to God Hour” Bible stories, devotions, memory verses, quizzes, and more.

Sites with suggested reading lists and information about books.

  • ABC Ya!
    • Educational computer games and activities for elementary students.
  • Book Adventure
    • Free reading motivation program in which students earn points by reading books and taking online quizzes. Registration is required.
  • Book Hive
    • Guide to children’s literature and books.
  • Brain Pop
    • Educational games, video clips, and quizzes for students. Full use of site requires membership. Rose Park has a membership: User name: ilikediane Password: popbrain
  • Chateau Meddybemps
    • Activities to help young children strengthen learning skills in unique and playful ways.
  • Enchanted Learning
    • Games, information, and activity pages.
  • FunBrain
    • Kids games with parent and teacher resources.
  • Kids Corner
    • Site for kids from “The Back to God Hour.”
  • Kidsreads.com
    • Links to authors, series, book reviews, games, and special features.
  • ON-LION for Kids
    • Links to recommended books, magazines, authors and illustrator sites from the New York Public Library.
  • Quiz-tree.com
    • Math, reading, language, and geography games.
  • Safe Internet Web Searching
    • Links to kid-safe search engines, games, and activities.
  • KidsHealth
    • Clicking on “home” links to a health site for parents and a health site for teens. Searchable sites.
  • Aaron Sheperd’s Home Page
    • Stories and scripts for reader’s theater and more!
  • Compound Words
  • Contractions
  • English Zone
  • Giggle Poetry
    • Read and rate humorous poems written by other students and by published authors.
  • Spelling City
    • The site has over 35,000 spelling words and eight games. Thousands of free spelling lists for students and teachers can save their own.
  • StarFAll
    • Where children have fun learning to read!
  • Writing With Writers
    • Students work with authors, editors and illustrators in exclusive workshops designed to guide them in developing their writing skills. Featured activities included for writing poetry, book reviews, folktales, and speeches. Grades 1-8.
  • American Girl
    • Some activities available without subscribing to the magazine.
  • National Geographic for Kids
  • Owlkids Online
    • Includes CHIRP, CHICKADEE, and OWL. Some activities available without subscribing to the magazines.
  • Ranger Rick’s Go Wild
    • The online version of the magazine includes web sites for homework help, monthly activities, games, sections for parents and teachers and a sneak preview of the current issue.
  • Scholastic News Online
    • Classroom magazines online.
  • Sesame Street
    • Early learning concepts are featured via stories, poems, and activities with Bert, Ernie, and other Sesame Street Characters. The website connects to Sesame Workshop pages for parents and kids.
  • Spigot
    • Online science magazine for kids and classrooms.
  • Sports Illustrated for Kids
    • Complete site access requires registration. The Web version mirrors the print edition while capitalizing on the magazine’s interactive appeal.
  • Time for Kids
  • A+Math.com
    • Students learn math on this interactive site.
  • Illuminations
    • Math activities, games, and lessons designed by National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Search by grade level, operations, standards.
  • IXL Math
    • Games and exercises for math practice at all levels.
  • Math Magician
    • Practice your math facts here. Set your own level and kind of problems.
  • Mr. Maffesoli’s Math
    • Designed to provide math links for students, guidance for parents, and standards based resources for teachers.
  • Mr. Nussbaum’s Math
    • Dozens of math games! Have fun, practice your skills.
  • Multiplication.com
    • Play games to build your speed at multiplication. Choose by fact families and level of difficulty.
  • RTI Math
  • DSO Kids
    • Dallas Symphony Orchestra for Kids! Play games, listen to music, make your own musical instruments, and more.
  • Music Theory
    • Begin your journey into the realm of music.
  • New York Philharmonic Kidzone
    • Fun, kid-friendly site. Learn about instruments, composers, conductors, and more. Compose your own music, invent your own instrument. Play games.
  • San Fransisco Symphony Kids
    • Compose a tune! Learn about instruments! Play games!
  • Children’s Book Reviews
    • Good books for kids. Carol Hurst’s site searchable by grade level, title or author.
  • Education Place: Parents’ Place
    • Activities and resouces for parents, caregivers, and home schoolers who want to help their children excell in school.
  • Great Websites for Kids
    • Great sites: amazing, spectacular, mysterious, wonderful web sites for kids and the adults who care about them. From American Library Association.
  • SafeKids.com
    • Your family’s guide to making technology fun, safe and productive.
  • Trelease-on-Reading.com
    • Jim Trelease’s site is aimed at anyone who is interested in reading aloud to children of all ages.
  • Children’s Book Reviews
    • Good books for kids. Carol Hurst’s site searchable by grade level, title or author.
  • Education Place: Parents’ Place
    • Activities and resouces for parents, caregivers, and home schoolers who want to help their children excell in school.
  • Great Websites for Kids
    • Great sites: amazing, spectacular, mysterious, wonderful web sites for kids and the adults who care about them. From American Library Association.
  • SafeKids.com
    • Your family’s guide to making technology fun, safe, and productive.
  • Trelease-on-Reading.com
    • Jim Trelease’s site is aimed at anyone who is interested in reading aloud to children of all ages.
  • ABC teach
  • Cyberguides
    • Teacher guides and student activities. CyberGuides are supplementary, standards-based, web-delivered units of instruction centered on core works of literature.
  • Discovery Education
    • Digital resources–videos, clip art, sounds, writing prompts and much more.
  • DLTK’S Printable Crafts for Kids
  • EdSelect
    • Canadian based site with links for educators.
  • Education Place
    • Houghton Mifflin’s page with links to reading, language arts, science, social studies and math.
  • Education World
    • The Educators best friend.
  • Educator’s Lesson Plans
    • Through The Educator’s Reference Desk you can access AskERIC’s 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses.
  • Enchanted Learning
    • Access additional resouces by entering our user name and password.
  • Internet4classrooms
    • Helping teachers use the internet effectively.
    • A Kid’s Heart
      • Crafts, clip art, ideas for teaching young children. A Christian perspective.
    • Lamb’s Cool Starting Points
      • Use the index for links and search tools to nearly 100 cool K-12 class topics. Start with an exploration of these search tools and starting points for students and teachers. Before reinventing the wheel, see if anyone has created something that might fit your needs.
    • Learn360
      • Video clips, streaming video, audio, and images. See media specialist for login information.
    • Media Net
      • OAISD’s booking system for AV resources. Learn360 is linked here also.
    • MyT4L
      • MyT4L is your best resource for supporting project work with students. MyT4L includes software tutorials and reference guides, online tools, and a step-by-step process for implementing project-building with students. Use tools for creating rubrics, graphic organizers and citation lists for projects.
    • PBS TeacherSource
      • PBS TeacherSource is your one-stop shop for PBS educational resources for K-12 classrooms.
    • Puzzlemaker.com
      • Puzzlemaker is a puzzle generation tool for teachers, students and parents. Create and print customized word search, crossword and math puzzles using your word lists.
    • REMC7 / Media Net
      • Find and reserve AV resources. Link to Learn360 AV resources from this site also.
    • Scholastic for Teachers
      • Free tools and resources for your classroom.
    • Teachers @ Work
      • Over 1,000 best internet sites for teachers.
    • Thinkfinity
      • FREE lesson plans and educational resources. Over 50,000 resources for teachers. Literacy, Education, and Technology.
  • HCS Moodle
  • 4Teachers.org
    • This site works to help you integrate technology into your classroom by offering FREE online tools and resources. This site helps teachers locate and create ready-to-use Web lessons, quizzes, rubrics and classroom calendars.
  • Clip Art and Backgrounds
  • Holland Christian Tech Helpdesk
  • Learn360
    • Video clips, streaming video, audio, and images. See media specialist for login information.
  • MyT4L
    • MyT4L is your best resource for supporting project work with students. MyT4L includes software tutorials and reference guides, online tools, and a step-by-step process for implementing project-building with students. Use tools for creating rubrics, graphic organizers and citation lists for projects.
  • Media Net
    • OAISD’s booking system for AV resources. Learn360 is linked here also.
  • PowerPoint Graphics
  • REMC7 / Media Net
    • Find and reserve AV resources here. Link to Learn360 from this site also.