Our students love to read!

Want books in your hands in addition to ebooks?

GOOD NEWS: If you have your TAL special in the building, you will be able to look for and check out books in the library during your TAL “screen break.”

Otherwise, use the library catalog to place a hold on the books you want.  Log in to the catalog properly and place a hold only on books that are listed as “IN.”  Here is a video that shows you how to do this.  Students: be sure your parents know you have placed holds, so they can make sure they are picked up and returned according to the schedule below.

Just before the next pickup date the student and a parent should receive an email indicating which of the books that you put on hold were checked out and available to be picked up.  If you want to check this for yourself, log in to the library catalog then select “checkouts” from the main menu pull-down list (select the 3 bars icon at the top left of the catalog screen.)

Books can be returned and new ones picked up at the main entrance of the school at the following days and times:

Tuesday, April 13 from 3:45-6 pm and Wednesday, April 14 from 8 am-12:30 pm (NOTE: students who are “in person” but do not have TAL on the days they are in the building are asked to pick up their books outside the cafeteria after lunch on this day.) Be sure to place your holds by Friday, April 9: there is no limit, so get plenty of books!

This will take place every 2 weeks.  Upcoming dates and times will be announced. 

For younger students, parents are encouraged to place the holds: again, there is a tutorial video to show you how.

 And there is much more you will want to explore—including many sources for ebooks, audiobooks, and online read alouds--in the Library’s Reading Resources Google SiteA link to this can always be found near the top of the Library page of the ATES website and then clicking the “Reading Resources” button.  

  Questions or need help?  Contact the Librarian, Mr. Landis, at @email



Meet Our Librarian and Library Assistant

The Annandale Terrace ES Library is a warm and welcoming place for students, teachers, and parents. It is the goal of the library program to develop and encourage a love of reading for all students and assist them in becoming critical thinkers who are effective and responsible users of information. Parents are strongly encouraged to use the resources here for their involvement with their children’s reading and learning.  Please don’t hesitate to contact library staff for assistance

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ATES Library Catalog

Online Databases and eBooks


  • Experience transformative reading.
  • Log on with FCPS username and password.

TumbleBooks and TumbleBook Cloud Jr.

  • TumbleBookLibrary is a curated database of children’s e-books, available by subscription to Elementary Schools and Public Libraries around the world.
  • Contact your Mr. Landis or your classroom teacher for username/password information.


  • The Emergent Reader Research Center
  • Incluye todos los artículos en español
  • Contact Mr. Landis or your classroom teacher for username/password information.

PebbleGo Next

  • The next big idea begins with research! The PebbleGo Next family of databases helps students in Grades 3-5 learn about key concepts related to Social Studies, Science, States, and American Indians. Robust articles, all supported by read-aloud audio and connected to curriculum, include critical thinking questions to help students connect to larger ideas.
  • Contact Mr. Landis or your classroom teacher for username/password information.