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Welcome to the

Ashley Library

Live. Learn. Lead.


Meet the Librarian


Look around the Ashley Library


How to search for books to read


Where to find books to read online


How to check out books from the Ashley Library


How to turn your books back in


How to use MackinVia


Ask the Librarian


Fun stuff the Ashley Library does



Staying safe in the Ashley Library



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How to keep your books safe

Meet the Librarian

Mrs. Whittaker

Animal: Hippopotomus

Color: Navy Blue
Book: The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
Sport: Ballet


About Me

I was born and raised in Nacogdoches, Texas

I have a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science

This is my 8th year teaching in Frisco (high school english, then library!)

I am a hard core Harry Potter fan - Hufflepuff for life!

I have been married for 8 years and we have one Puggle named Max

Take a Look Around

Click on the icons for a tour of the library!

*The Caution tape was for a fun Mystery lesson*

Tables at the Ashley Library can move!

Create a big table for a group project or roll one to a corner for some quiet study time!

Some of our tables are made out of whiteboard - you can write on them with Dry Erase markers.

This is the Everybody Section. Books here have characters, problems, and solutions - just like the Fiction Section!

Books in the Everybody section have more pictures. But don't worry - there are chapter books in here too!

This is the Ashley Library Maker Lab! Here you can explore things you are interested in, create new inventions, or solve a world problem!

You can find supplies of all kinds here -

  • Ozobots
  • Dash Bots
  • Jewelry making supplies
  • Building supplies
  • And MORE!

This is the Non-Fiction section. Books here give you information.

You can find books about animals, science, cars, medicine, crafts, or even UFOs!

This is the Fiction Section. Books here tell a story. They have characters, problems, and solutions (a beginning, middle, and end!)

Fiction books can be found in the tallest bookshelves!

This is the Biography Section. Books here are all about people!

Learn more about your favorite sports star, television star, or inventor.

This is the Graphic Novel Section. Graphic Novels are books told with a mix of words and pictures.

Graphic Novels are fantastic reading because they ask you to use BOTH sides of your brain and to use inferencing skills!

Rub a Dub Dub - we READ in the Tub!

How to Search for Books




Go to the

Library Catalog

Type in the search bar


Look for the book's address

(Librarians use the name - Call Number)

Scan your ID card or type in your ID number

Scan the barcode on the back of the book

Make sure ALL your books are scanned

Press the 'Escape' button

How to Check Books Out!

The words "check out" mean to take your book home with you!

You can take home books from the library for 2 Weeks!

After 2 weeks, the books are late (also called Overdue)

Emails will go home to remind you to bring your books back

How many books can I take?

Find your Grade! It will tell you how many books you can take home!

Kindergarten - 1 book for 2 weeks (Fall) / 2 books for 2 weeks (Spring)

First Grade - 2 books for 2 weeks

Second Grade - 2 books for 2 weeks

Third Grade - 3 books for 2 weeks

Fourth Grade - 3 books for 2 weeks

Fifth Grade - 3 books for 2 weeks

Go to the Check In Computer

Scan the barcode on the back of the book

Make sure ALL your books are scanned

Place your books on the cart

How to Turn Your Books Back in!

The words "check in" mean to bring your books back to the Library!

After you are done reading ALL your books - bring them back!

If you have a problem with a book, just talk to Mrs. Whittaker!




  • Free App
  • Thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks
  • Books of all kinds!

  • Totally Free
  • Learn about any subject
  • You can get to Tumblebooks from here!

  • Access Epic! with your Teacher's Class Code
  • Only available during the school day

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How to Use MackinVia


Get help from Mrs. Whittaker any time!

Her job is to help you when you need it.
- How to log in to things
- Help finding books to read
- Help finding good information for your projects
- How to use the internet the best (and safest) way

Fun Stuff the

Ashley Library does!

  • Book Fair
  • Book Clubs (Virtual ones too!)
  • Maker Lab
  • Ashley Reads Week
  • Library Crew
  • Author Visits

Follow all directions the first time

Use kind language

Sanitize your hands and keep them off of your face

Give each other space

Staying Safe in the Ashley Library

Here at Ashley, we are a family!

One of our biggest jobs is to keep each other safe.

Take a look at the ways you can keep your friends and teachers here at Ashley safe!


How to Keep Your Books Safe




Protect their Pages!

  • Use a bookmark
  • Turn the page from the corner

Keep away from-

  • Pets
  • Food
  • Drinks

Know where they are

  • Put them in a special place
  • Bring them back on time

Search the shelves virtually

Choose your Book Bundle

Wait for Mrs. Whittaker to email

Come pick them up

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Are you a Virtual Academy Student?

Ashley Library will bring the library to YOU!

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