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Bowen Elementary Library

Library Media Specialist - Jennifer Francis




Skip to: Accelerated Reader Medal and Trophy Information 


Research References

Library Books

Encyclopedias - no password needed at school, but for home use contact librarian for password

Grolier Online

Britannica School

Magazines and Periodicals 
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Fact Monster

World Atlas


Merriam Webster Word Central

Spanish-English Picture Dictionary
English - Spanish Dictionary


Kid Safe Search Engine
safe search kids


Accelerated Reader

Online AR is offered for our students.  Testing is only allowed to occur at school (that is the company's rule and part of the agreement for us to provide this service).  Parents CAN use the Home Connect link on the right side of this page to view their child's test record, points, and word count.  You can also  sign up for email notification informing you of the results whenever your child completes a test if you desire.  Your child can tell you their username and password or contact the library or your child's teacher for this information.

End of the Year Medals:
AR will end approximately 2 weeks before the last day of school for students.  This allows us to get medals ordered for the awards ceremonies.  Students who earn the following points OR word counts  will receive a medal as long as they keep their comprehension average above 85%.

Kindergarten:  50 points OR 50,000 words
First Grade:  100 points OR 100,000 words
Second Grade:  200,000 words
Third Grade: 300,000 words
Fourth Grade: 400,000 words
Fifth Grade:  500,000 words

You can monitor your child's word count for the school year by logging into Home Connect.



 Mrs. Francis' Online Classroom

Accelerated Reader, Accelerated Math, STAR Reading and Math


Teen Book Cloud

Link to Capstone Interactive Library

Link to Renaissance Learning Home Connect

AR Bookfinder

Destiny Library Catalog Classic View

Kentucky Virtual Library

Other Helpful Sites:

Creative Commons Search

Storyline Online