Our students love to read!

Want books in your hands in addition to ebooks?

There is now a way to get and return LIBRARY BOOKS!

Students are now using the library catalog to place a hold on books they want, and you can pick them up at the main entrance of the school AT SPECIFIC DAYS and TIMES. (Students, be sure your parents know you have placed holds, so they can make sure they are picked up and returned.)

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

Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 3:30-6PM and Wednesday Sept. 23 from 8am-12:30PM (get your books when you pick up your breakfast and lunch!) And be sure to place your holds by Friday, Sept. 18!)

Tuesday, Oct. 6 from 3:30-6PM and Wednesday Oct. 7 from 8am-12:30PM (Place your holds by Friday, Oct. 2!)

This will take place every 2 weeks.  Upcoming dates and times will be announced.  Remember, holds must be placed no later than the Friday before the pickup day.

For younger students, parents are encouraged to place the holds: there is a tutorial video to show you how.  For more information, instructions and future dates for book pickup, see the Curbside Checkout Google folder

Happy Reading!

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 always welcome in the library as volunteers for shelving and book fair. 

Parent Reading Resources

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The George Mason Regional Library: Get library cards for your family and take advantage of the many reading related services.

Do the Summer Reading Adventure by August 31st to win a big coupon book with free prizes and discounts!  Check here for lists of great books!

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For more information / Para más información:

Parent Reading Tips by Topic / Consejos de lectura para padres por tema

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Growing Readers Parent E-Newsletter ... classroom, support for struggling learners and how parents can help their kids succeed. ... Reading Tips for Parents ...

Also check out the  Reading Rockets Summer Reading Resources!

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Looking for engaging ways to introduce your child to reading? Need some age-appropriate book suggestions or rainy day? ...

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Resources for families that can help children become readers, ... source for ERIC Parent Brochures series…

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We encourage parents to read at home with their kids every day and stay ... Here are some resources to stay educated and informed about early literacy.

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Expert advice on children's books & reading, arts & crafts, activities & school achievement. View the parent's newsletter, articles, & weekly picks for Preschool, Grade School, & Middle School.

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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
  • 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.