Timmerman Elementary Library
Library access 2020 - 2021
This year we have students on campus and students learning from home. For now, the library is closed for browsing, but everybody needs to keep reading!
On campus students
Younger students on campus are giving me requests when I read to their classes. Students in second through fifth grades are logging into the library catalog to place holds. I am delivering those books to classrooms.
Students learning from home can also place holds for curbside pickup. Curbside pickup windows are Mondays (4-5), Wednesdays (11- 12), or by appointment.
To place place a hold
Log into the Timmerman library catalog. You can get to it from Clever or from the student tab on the district or Timmerman website. Students use their regular computer login.
Search for a book you would like. Make sure it is ready to check out (1 of 1 availalbe). Click on the title to read more about the book and click the Hold button if you would like it.
Ebooks and digital audiobooks
Log into Clever to get to Sora, Epic, EBSCO K-8 Ebook Collection, Tumblebooks, National Geographic Kids, and more! The Sora collection can also link to the Pflugerville Public Library's digital collection.
We are trying Beanbright as a way for students to track their reading and set reading goals. Younger grades will be logging books as a class. Students in second through fifth grade have individual logins. Check with your child's language arts teacher or me for the login information and help getting started.
Last year's books
If you still have library materials from last year, please return them to the drop box by the library door or during a curbside pickup window.
Lessons will be in the library for small groups or in the classroom for larger groups. Library activities will continue through Seesaw or Google Classroom, depending on the grade. Second through fifth will move to Canvas later this year.
If you have questions or need help finding books or using these resources, please let me know.
Stretch your mind! Read a book!
Mrs. McCoyLibrary Use *on hold*
Morning Library is open from 7:10 - 7:25 Tuesday through Friday. This is a time for checking out books and junior librarians. To enjoy games, computers, and robotics, ask for a pass in the cafeteria. Students should have breakfast at home or in the cafeteria before coming to the library.
Whole classes come to the library when they need to do research or for library lessons and stories. Students may also visit the library to check out materials on an as needed basis with teacher permission as they finish their reading materials.
Overdue and damaged books
There are no fines for overdue books but students cannot check out new materials until until all overdues are returned. Fines will be charged for damaged and lost materials. Refunds can be issued for payments over $5 if the materials are found and returned in good condition within one year of the payment.Parent AccountsWould you like to check out additional books to share with your children at home? Contact Mrs. McCoy to set up your own account! Parents can come in any time the library is open. If you would like help, please contact Mrs. McCoy to pick a time when there is not a lesson scheduled.
TES Library Online Catalog
You can access the Library Catalog from home. Click here, or follow these steps:
1. Go to the PISD homepage
2. Along the top of the screen, select the Student tab.
3. Click on PISD Libraries Online.
4. Click on Timmerman Elementary, then the Catalog Tab.
You may then type in the Title, Author, or Subject you’re looking for. This search method leads you to titles in our collection as well as recommended websites for student research.Checking a Student's Library Account OnlineStudents can check their library account to see what materials they have checked out, when materials are dure, and if they owe fines by logging in when they access the TES library online.Click the LOGIN button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Students will use their regular computer login. The "My Info" tab contains the library account.
Volunteers Make It WORK!
Have some extra time? There are MANY ways you can help in our Library, including:
Helping students locate great books.
Helping students check books in and out.
Reading with students.
Library events, including Literacy Week.
Book Fairs are also a great opportunity to help out, as they are FUN and FUNdraisers for the library! We have one in September and one in the spring.
Join our Library Committee, which will meet several times a year.
If you’re interested in volunteering, or if you have any questions about the library and library policies, please contact Mrs. McCoy
at (512)594-4221 or email@example.com