Welcome to Gibbs Elementary Library

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    Tommie Branscum, Library Media Specialist
    Phone:  865- 689-1497
    Email:  tommie.branscum@knoxschools.org                                                           
    About the Library Media Center

    The Gibbs Elementary School Library Media Center serves our students and staff with access to print and digital materials. The library is open daily from 7:45 a.m.-2:40 p.m.
      GES OPAC
    Library Online Catalog
    Click on the bookworm to access the
    Gibbs Elementary School Online Catalog to see a list of books owned by the school.
     Checkout Policy

    Students in grades K through 2 may check out 1 book.
    Students in grades 3 through 5 may check out 2 books.
    Students may check out books for 2 weeks (1 rotation cycle).
    If a student loses or damages a book beyond repair, the student is expected to pay for the book. 
    Databases and Resources
     These databases and resources help students with research, typing practice, and reading. Some of these tools require a password for use. Your student should bring home a password sheet at some point this year. You may also feel free to email the librarian for an electronic version of the password sheet.
    Commonly used online sources from our school, our district, and our state:
                    MackinVIA      PebbleGo Next Logo       PebbleGo Logo
    Electronic books about        Electronic books about.   Database articles for       Database articles for 
    science and social studies.  many subjects.                3rd-5th grade research.   K-2nd grade research.
    BookFlix ebooks
    Electronic book pairs of fiction and 
    nonfiction for students in K-2nd grades.
            Gale in Context logo                Reading Rangers Logo
     Database articles          Database articles         Database articles                    Reading practice tool
    for 2nd-5th grades.        for K & 1st grades.        for 3rd-5th grades.                   used in class.
    Database articles and           Free tools from the     Timelines from history.           Research information in Spanish.
    ebooks.                                  state of Tennessee.
    Other Useful External Resources:                                                Resources for Teachers:
                                                              Learn 360
    History information for elementary      Typing practice game.                                    Video clips for teachers to show students.
                                                                                                       Teaching Books Logo

    A tool to learn about book                                                                                            Information about books and authors.

    titles in a series.