Elementary Library Resources

Digital resources for reading, research, and fun

  • Explore this list of resources that are helpful for teachers, students and families, including a link to the library catalog where students can browse and reserve books and read ebooks.  Whether you are reading for assignment, research, or fun, these resources open a world of information and reading to you and your family.  If you have any questions regarding these resources, please reach out to your homeroom teacher or school librarian who can guide you through the most appropriate resources to access.

    If you have any questions regarding these resources, please reach out to librarian Cherie Freeman at cfreeman@pdsd.org and she will guide you through the most appropriate resources to access.


Library Catalog Follett Destiny
  • Destiny Discover Library Catalog

    Students can browse their school library’s collection of books, both print and ebooks! To access, click on your school, click log in on the top right, and sign in with Google. Students can reserve books by clicking “Hold” and then follow your school’s procedure for book check out.

    Everyone can read the ebooks, which are accessible 24/7, 365 days a year. Students can see the books they have checked out, when they’re due, and even get book suggestions. There is also a Destiny Discover App that is free and easy to use. Books can be read or listened to on the app as well as using the website.

World Book Online
  • World Book Online

    This is a fabulous resource for finding information, games, activities and much more.

    • The username is pdsd and the password is student.
    • The Kids level is for elementary, Student level is for middle school/advanced elementary, Advanced level is for high school, and there is a Spanish version.

Power Kids
  • Power Kids

    This is a wonderful resource that provides information for elementary students. Eventually you can use this as a Google Single Sign on. Using it from home will be as easy as logging in with your school Google account. As for now, you should be logged in while at school.

    For now to use at home, teachers, students and families can either request an instant ecard number or use a library card number, both of which are free and the links are on the log in page.


    Here are the resources you can enjoy with Power Kids!

  • Chat with a Librarian

  • Ben's Guide to the US Government

  • Discover PA for Kids

  • PA Photos and Documents

  • Cyber Smarts: Staying Safe Online

  • Book Flix

  • True Flix

  • Gale in Context Elementary

OER Commons

Delaware County Library System

Wide Open School

Library of Congress

Digital Public Library of America

  • Bookshare

    Students with dyslexia, blindness, and other reading barriers can have FREE access to over 800K+ books in easy-to-read formats like audio, braille, and large print.  Students/families would set-up their own accounts.