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  • Dear Parents & Students,

    We would like to let you know about the joint initiative between Oklahoma City Public Schools and the Metropolitan Library System for the 2016-2017 school year.

     

    All OKCPS students and staff can use their Student ID number to access and check out public library resources. We are calling this initiative ONEcard, because one number (an OKCPS student ID number) is all that a student will need.

     

    ONEcard allows students to borrow eResources and access the library’s online learning databases just like any other Metropolitan Library card.  Students can also borrow up to 10 print or audiobooks (no DVDs or music CDs). There are no overdue fines for ONEcard accounts, but users are responsible for fees on lost or damaged books.

     

     

    Some of the great resources that could help your child over the winter break are:

    Britannica Library Children 

    A kid-friendly version of Encyclopaedia Britannica designed to help K-5 students with homework assignments, school projects, and research reports.

     

    CultureGrams 

    Contains state and country profiles, graphs and tables, photos, biographical articles, and unique information like recipes from around the world. There is a version of this database just for kids and a version for everyone else.

     

    Explora for Elementary School Student Research

    Students can easily search for information about animals, arts and music, biographies, math, science, and more using resources like New World Encyclopedia, the American Heritage Children's Dictionary, popular full-text elementary school magazines, eBooks, thousands of images, and videos.

     

    Little Pim 

    A language-learning resource for kids and babies that uses videos and other tools to help them learn a new language in a way they can enjoy and understand.

     

    National Geographic Kids 

    Designed for 6-14 year olds, this database includes digital copies of National Geographic Kids magazine from 2009-present, and books and images about animals, environment, history, peoples and cultures, places, science, and technology.

     

    Primary Search

    Primary Search contains the full text of a variety of popular elementary school magazines, biographies, primary source documents, and reference books.

     

    SIRS Discoverer 

    This general reference database for elementary and middle school students provides full-text coverage of newspapers, reference books, nonfiction books, magazines, and web resources. It also contains maps, images, country facts, classroom activities, and resources for educators to use in their classrooms.

     

    World Almanac for Kids

    Expanding upon the print version of The World Almanac for Kids, this tool covers a number of subject areas that students can search or browse in order to develop online research skills while using a trusted source. It also contains homework help tips, science diagrams and examples of science projects.