Mesquite ISD librarians deliver excellence in education for the entire school community, advancing the ability to make informed decisions and think critically. Our mission is to elevate the learning experience for everyone everywhere.
The three key elements that comprise our overall educational mission and curriculum are Personalized and Self-Directed Learning, Inquiry Instruction, and Transformative & Enriching Experiences.
- Virtual Library Desk
- Check out a New Book on the SORA Digital Library
- Join a Virtual Book Club
- Texas Lone Star List 2020-2021
- Suggest a book the LIBRARY needs to ORDER
The Virtual Library Desk is open from 8 am - 3:35 pm on school days. Join the virtual classroom with the code ixbg66w to access the virtual desk and join other fun library activities.
You can also reach me by email: email@example.com if you have any questions or need any help with distance learning.
Have you read a Lone Star lately? Texas Lone Star List Books are the Top 20 books each year, nominated by a large group of Texas Librarians across the state. The list for 20-21 is out now and the Digital library has several titles. You can also check out these book trailers for the new list to see what they are all about.
- How to Check out a Book
- Book Recommendations and Suggestions
- Video Tutorials
- Student Helpdesk
- Virtual Book Clubs
- Battle of the Books
Suggest a Book
Do you have a favorite book or book series that we don't have in the library? Is there a particular person or topic we don't have enough books about? Fill out this google form to suggest books the library should consider purchasing for the Terry Library collection.
- Accessing the Portal
- Accessing Student Email Accounts
- Changing your Portal 2-Factor Authentication Picture
- Using Image Quest (pictures for projects)
CLASS LINK PORTAL ACCESS: If you are having issues getting into your class portal, there is a very small link below the login boxes where you can click to have your password reset. If you know your username and password, but can not remember your picture or it does not appear to be working, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for help in getting it reset. You can also watch this video about how to customize your portal and change your 2 factor authentication picture if you need to.
- Collaboration Opportunities
- Book the Library (Classes, One-on-one, or Events)
- Resources for Teachers
- Reserve Check In/Out or Library Carts
- Research Resources
- Mesquite Reads Summer Reading Program- Imagine Your Story
Access all resources below by clicking on the thumbprint for the Online Portal.
Access instructional videos to use to enrich and extend student learning. Interactive lessons are also available for teachers to access and assign to students.
Find resources to use with novels including author interviews, book trailers, lesson plans, and more. Teachers can also find book lists, readers theater scripts, and create personalized book lists.
Access digital Professional books from ASCD and ISTE to support your own professional growth & learning.
Access and search academic and professional journals in the field of Education. Find the research you need as a teacher.
Get rights-free images including pictures and clipart you can use in any school project.
Get rights-free sounds including sound effects and background music you can use in any school project.
Teachers, we have a free year's subscription to Scholastic's Science Flix database. To check out these great resources, click on the logo below. Username: terryms Password: library