Library

Welcome!

Our library media center is created to enrich the lives of our students, teachers and community by accelerating inquiry, creativity and knowledge for global impact and good. We are passionate and committed to shaping education by empowering teachers and students to experiment fearlessly and create new knowledge.

Lisa Avina, SOMS Librarian

Lisa.Avina@springbranchisd.com

713-251-4827

Library Hours:

8:10 - 4:05

Teachers needing to schedule time for class, please click here.

1. Want a book from our shelves?

Login to your Destiny Discover account. Search for a specific title, author, or subject, and put a hold on the book(s) you want to check out. Then the library staff will check out the book(s) and get them to you.

Login with your SBISD username and password. 

2. How to retrieve a reserved book?

If you choose option above, we will email you when your books are ready for pickup. On-Campus learners can pick up their books at the library circulation desk.  

3. What is our checking out policy?

Books can be checked out for up to two weeks and may be renewed once if there is not a hold.  Books can be returned to the library cart located outside the library door at any time during the school day.

Remember e-books can be accessed 24 hours.

  • Reading from home? With Sora you can get free ebooks and audiobooks. Digital books are automatically returned on their due date. 

Sora

Logging on to Sora

 

Power Kids:

Why use data bases? 

Click on link below to use even more available resources! 

 

  

 

Additional Resources:

 

 

Mackin VIA

 

Useful Links & Downloads:

Destiny (search catalog)

Google Apps for Educators

Google Apps for Students

AR

Tech Ticket

Houston Public Library

Harris County Public Library

Dewey Classification

Internet Safety

Book Trailers

Follett Shelf (e-books)


 

Web 2.0 Resources

Edmodo

Animoto

Padlet (wall wisher)

Blabberize

Bookr

Shmoop

Screen Cast

Audacity

Incompetech

Image Chef

Big Huge Labs

Voki

Question Pro

Flickr Creative Commons

Creative Commons Search

Cartoon Creator

Timeline Creator 

Code

 

Copyright Resources:

Copyright Library of Congress

Copyright US gov't

Copyright Law Tutorial

 

Games:

Tangrams

Sudoku

Poptropica

FunBrain

FunSchool

Free Rice

Statetris

Flags of the World

Virtual Pilot

Kids.gov

Sporcle

Starfall

 

Social Studies Resources:

PLC Map Collection

Portal to Texas History

Texas Handbook Online

Texas Parks and Wildlife

LBJ Library

White House

Smithsonian

National Geographic

Library of Congress (LOC)

Eyewitness History

Hippocampus

 

Science Resources:

Exploratioruim

NASA

NOAA

NSTA

Paper Plate Education

Jason Project

PBS

 

Math Resources:

Manipulatives

WolframAlpha

Rogo Puzzles

Math.com

Math Forum

Kahn Academy

Math Cafe

 

LA Resources:

Grammar Bytes

ReadKiddoRead

Scholastic Teacher Resources

Abydos

Book Series

Lexlie

Lonestar Books

 

Other Content:

Webmd

CATCH

JamStudio

Drawing

Stop Bullying

  

Need more information? Please contact your campus librarian, Jimmy G. Mai