Giddens Elementary is a positive learning community where everyone is valued, engaged, and inspired to become successful life-long learners.
7:25 am- 3:00 pm
10:55 - 11:30
Kindergarten- 1 book
2nd-5th grade - 2 books.
In addition every student can check out 2 ebooks on Overdrive
Have a project? Students get up to 2 more books for research!.
Late/Lost Book Policy:
Books are due every 6 days; all books must be returned on time. Checkout will be limited until a late book is returned. Students are responsible for replacing lost or damaged books.
Parent accounts are available upon request and require a current email address and phone number.
Parents - 4 books
We are excited to announce the arrival of OverDrive, a software that allows you to download eBooks and audiobooks to a mobile device.
Who: At this time, we provide logins for students and faculty.
When: During library time, students in grades 3-5 viewed a demonstration on how to use this wonderful resource. Directions on how to access and use OverDrive are found in the links below for students who did not receive the training. There are books for all grade levels including picture books. Students use their computer login to access OverDrive. The first step is to download the OverDrive app. If you have any questions, email the Knowles Librarian firstname.lastname@example.org
username lastname_XXXXXX(six digit student ID)
password year of birth month day EX: 20020428
Where: To access OverDrive, go to http://digitallibrary.leanderisd.org
How Many: Patrons can check out up to 2 books for a 2 week period. EBooks will automatically return after 2 weeks, but students can turn them in earlier if they are finished reading.
Click here for more information to get started.
Click here to watch a video walking you through the steps.
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OUr mission is to lead our school communities by fostering literacy in an environment that challenges students to IMAGINE possiblities, EXPLORE opportunities, and CONNECT with the future and the world.
About Your Librarian
My name is Hannah Hnytka, and I am delighted and honored to be the librarian of Giddens Elementary School. I graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and achieved my master's degree in Library Media from The University of West Alabama. It has been a pleasure serving as an educator in the classroom and in the library. I am originally from Alabama but my husband and I moved to the great state of Texas in October, 2014.
I could not be more excited for this adventure, and what better place to start than Giddens Elementary.