Library

Welcome to Salem Central School District's  Elementary Library Media Center! 
See below for information about our online tools/databases and Sora.  We have also included some book sites and podcasts.  All of these are available remotely.

The Salem Elementary Library is an exciting place! Click on the links below to find books in the library media center.

OPALS Elementary Library Catalog

Sora - Audiobook/eBook Lending Library

Online Tools/Databases

The Elementary Library Media Center offers many online databases and encyclopedias for our school community.  These programs are available for use at school and at home.  The link above provides access to these online tools.  We will send a flyer home with your child that lists the username and password for all of the programs.

Sora

Salem CSD libraries are excited to announce a new ebook/audiobook lending library called Sora provided to us through WSWHE BOCES. Students can borrow ebooks, audiobooks and read along books for two weeks at a time and can download them onto any device. If your student is using a Chromebook or PC, they can go to https://soraapp.com/library/wswhe.  If your student is using a mobile device, they can go to the App Store or the Google Play Store and download the Sora App.  The initial set-up code is wswhe. They only need to use this the first time they log-in. After this your student will log-in using their school gmail log-in.

Read Aloud Websites

*Storyline Online - Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. 

*Storytime from Space - Imagine Astronauts on the Space Station reading stories to and conducting science experiments for the children of Earth as the world rotates below.  Imagine no more…it’s Story Time from Space!

*Oxford Owl - Free eBooks

*Loving2Read - Free eBooks


Podcasts

*Stories Podcast - New stories each week.

*Wow in the World - Hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz guide curious kids and their grown-ups on a journey into the wonders of the world around them. We'll go inside our brains, out into space and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology.

*Tumble - Tumble is a science podcast for kids, to be enjoyed by the entire family. We tell stories about science discoveries, with the help of scientists!  Join Lindsay and Marshall as they ask questions, share mysteries, and share what science is all about.

*Brains On! - An award-winning science podcast for kids and curious adults.

*But Why - But Why is a show led by you, kids! You ask the questions and we find the answers. It's a big interesting world out there. On But Why, we tackle topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world.


School's Cool Preschool Book Bag Program

This program provides young children and their families with opportunities for early reading experiences.  The Library Media Center has 100 bags with 10 books in each bag.  Children and their families can take a bag of books home to read.  When they finish they can return the bag and checkout a new bag. If you would like more information regarding this program call the Elementary Library Media Center at Salem Central School.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns I can be reached at school using the following information:

email - kfronhofer@salemcsd.org
phone - (518)854-9505