• Timmerman Elementary Library

    Library in the time of home learning

    While our students are learning from home, it is just as important to keep reading. There are many free options for accessing ebooks and audiobooks, as well as online storytimes and other activities. Please check this list for ideas! You can also visit TES's Academics tab for more information on distance learning this spring.

    Library activities will continue through Seesaw or Google Classroom, depending on the grade. I will let everyone know when we can open up for curbside checkouts.

    If you have questions or need help finding books or using these resources, please let me know.

    Students, please send a message through Seesaw or Google Classroom

    Adults, please email or call 512.594.4221.

     

    Stretch your mind! Read a book!

    Mrs. McCoy

     

     

    Library Use

    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.

    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 Accounts
     
    Would 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 Online
     
    Students 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.

    • Shelving books.

    • Book processing.

    • 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 elisabeth.mccoy@pfisd.net