Welcome to the Willie Brown Elementary Library!
"Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open." ~Laura Bush
Sharon Dressel, Librarian
Library Hours: Monday - Friday | 8:15 AM - 3:30 PM
Savvy parents and educators know that the school library is key to teaching students not just to read, but to practice the skills they need to seek, evaluate and use information throughout their lives. In fact, research shows those students from schools with professionally staffed, fully equipped libraries score higher on achievement tests.
Library Information & Book Checkout Policy
Willie Brown Elementary classes visit the library weekly for instruction and checkout. Our library has an "Open Check Out" policy which allows students the flexibility to visit the library individually on a more frequent basis.
- Students in grades K-2 check out one book.
- Students in grades 3-4 check out up to 2 books.
- All books circulate for one week and may be renewed as needed.
Parents, please help to ensure your child is a good library citizen and returns his/her book in good condition and on time. For complete details, download the Book Checkout Policy. For more information, contact your school librarian.
Visit the Destiny web site to search for books in the Willie Brown Elementary library. Access to this site is available from school or home.
Library Resources: Electronic Databases & Helpful Links
Mansfield Public Library
Reading and research needs can also be met by visiting the Mansfield Public Library located at:
104 South Wisteria Street
Mansfield, Texas 76063
Discovery Education Streaming
Discovery Education Streaming is an amazing resource for digital classroom media. Over 5000 videos, 20,000 images, 4000 audio files, 20,000 encyclopedia articles, lesson plans, classroom tools, and much, much, more!
SAFARI Montage is a single interface for accessing visual resources for K-12 classrooms.
Time-saving portal to thousands of online resources to explore children's and young adult books and their authors. Immediate access to short movies, audio book readings, book discussions, and more.
Britannica Online offers quality encyclopedia and related materials for students of all levels. Users can also take advantage of the learning materials, a collection of educational exercises, activities, and study guides.
BrainPop Junior provides curriculum-based content geared specifically for k-3 students. The site offers a growing library of movies and interactive features across six subjects: science, health, writing, reading, social studies and math.
PebbleGo is an award winning pre-K – 3rd grade database for reading and research. The PebbleGo database includes built-in reading and research tools for emerging readers. Leveled text, educational games, and multimedia help teach concepts to our youngest researchers. PebbleGo offers three separate databases: PebbleGo Animals, PebbleGo Earth & Space and PebbleGo Biographies.
Electronic resource database with indexed, searchable content including books, magazines, news, and more than 13,000 images—engages students with interesting facts about the subject, along with connections to current events; Broad subject categories include: animals, arts, geography, health, literature, music and movies, people, plants, science, social studies, sports, and technology.
National Geographic Kids includes the complete issues of National Geographic Kids magazine from 2009-present, 500 downloadable images, and 200 National Geographic Kids books, including reference books as well as nonfiction books on history, biography, science and technology and the National Geographic Readers, which cover wildlife, pets, nature and other topics.