Library Media Center

Mrs. Amanda Cummings

Resources we ALWAYS have in our library:

Abdo eBooks

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Capstone eBooks

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Have you checked out PebbleGO yet?? You haven't?!?!?! Well, you need to! This is a child friendly resource hub that covers hundreds of topic! Most even have an ebook or two to read for more information.

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Follow me on Facebook and Twitter!!




Story Time Live

Join me for Story Time Live on Facebook every Monday-Friday at 10:30 am. 

Have suggestions for books you want to hear? Share it on my Facebook  page -- DCPS Loves the Library!

My name is Amanda Cummings and I have worked for DeSoto County Schools for 19 years.  I spent nine years in the classroom, and this is my 10th year in the Library at DeSoto Central Primary. I graduated from Ole Miss.  I am married with three amazing children who are all avid readers.  My favorite thing to do in the whole wide world is to read, and I am not saying that because I am a librarian.  I need to read like I need air to breathe.

My mission is to teach children to love books and to have a passion for reading.  I believe the best way to grow readers is to teach them to choose books in a way all readers do -- choosing books that interest and engage them.




We are in unprecedented times right now. Things in this world seem a little crazy! Right now we are all trying our best to figure out how to keep our kiddos learning while we practice social distancing.  I know the teachers have been working diligently to prep lessons and activities to the grade level Facebook pages. And, my goodness! These pages are filled with amazing content.  I, too, have a Facebook and Twitter page -- DCPS Loves the Library. Please like and follow me on one or both of those platforms for the latest updates from the library. 

What I want to do here, is give you a "one stop shop" for free resources to keep your kiddos reading and engaged during the next several weeks. 


Junior Library Guild Free Ebooks and Audiobooks!
Lots of current ebooks and audiobook resources.

Username: JLGELM
Password: JLGFREE

You can find more information and other grade levels here 


We will have free digital access to the following Scholastic sites unitl 4/9/2020

Comics Plus

All the comics and graphic novels!

Password: Falcon987


Lerner Sports

Biographies on athletes

Password: march_madness


Scholastic Go!

Cool videos about science and social studies

Username: groliergo46
Password: blue



Bookflix is geared towards elementary age students and has both fiction and nonfiction

Username: bookflix45       password: pink


World Book

Free encyclopedia access, science experiments and much more!

Username: wbsupport
Password: distancelearn



Access to free ebooks and audiobooks from picture books to middle grade

Username: tumble735
Password: books



BrainPOP is a great place to watch cool videos about various topics!



GoNoodle is great site to get your kiddos up movin' and groovin'. It's great for brain breaks and getting the "wiggles" out!





Helpful Links & Student Resources


To find out if your book has an AR test, use this link

You can also order books online for the AR tests at

ABDO is a leading educational publisher of books and digital resources for today's school and public libraries.
To login:
username = dcpsbooks
password = books

Project Gutenberg is a place where you can download over 53,000 free ebooks
to read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone, Android or other portable device.

 is the world's leading online children's subscription book service, offering thousands of high-quality books for children ages 12 and under. ... In a world of unlimited screen time, Epic! is a smart alternative to games and videos. You can often set up a free trial or sign up for a subscription at about. $7.00 per month. 

 Magnolia is a statewide consortium funded by the Mississippi Legislature which provides online research databases for publicly funded K-12 schools, public libraries, community college libraries, and university libraries in Mississippi.
ReadWriteThink provides educators and students access to quality practices and resources in reading and language arts.
Scholastic Stacks  - Sign in to the online website for kids about books, reading, authors, games. Kids connect to books through online friends in their community profiles.
Follett Destiny Quest® is a student-friendly searching interface that is designed for today's digital students. The online search interface is highly graphical.  You can also use this as an online catalog to search for books we have in our DCPS Library.

Quest is a form of social networking. Students can share what they have read, are reading, and want to read. Allows them to share reviews, comments, and recommendations.
To login:
username = msis number
password = student's first name

Berenstein Bears -Includes book-related activities, listing of all books, and online videos
Dr. Seuss's Seussville - Features games based on Dr. Seuss's books, extensive biographical information on the man behind them, printables
Cool Math Games is a brain-training site, for everyone, where logic & thinking & math meets fun & games
HoodaMath - Now includes iPad Math Games, also works on Kindle and Android - HTML5 Games at

 Capstone eBooks - The perfect Capstone Interactive eBook is waiting for you! Choose from different subjects, genres and levels to find just the right book. And every title is supported by audio recorded by professional voice-over artists!

username: dcpsbooks
password:  books