LIBRARY

Reading Resources

Destiny Catalog Search (in district)
Destiny Catalog Search (outside district)
Find books and other materials that are part of the collection in the Hesston Middle School library.

reading counts 
Use this link to take a "Reading Counts" quiz at school.  Please do not try taking a quiz at home; the link is not set up to work correctly away from school.

Lexile
This is the website that tells you a book's Lexile number.  You can also search for books according to your Lexile number.

novelist
This database, NoveList Plus, is a GREAT website to find good books to read.  It can give you suggestions based on characteristics you like as well as books similar to other books you've read.

Biblionasium
A social reading community where you can create your own reading bookshelf, keep records of what you read, and share your recommendations with others.  Click on "Login with Destiny" and use your Destiny user name and password.  

What Should I Read Next
A website that gives suggestions for books you might want to choose based on another title or author you like.

Hesston Public Library

Search the public library's collection to find other books you might be interested in reading.

Book Talks and Book Trailers
Click on the link to see the book trailers we've watched at each grade level in the library and for other book talk presentations.



Research Resources

ebsco 
 
 EBSCO Explora Database
Use this database to find magazine and newspaper articles for class assignments.

KSHistDatabase Kansas History Database
Use this database to search specifically for Kansas History from the Territorial Years through the Civil War.

Encyclopedia Britannica
World Book Web
These are links to online encyclopedias where you'll find information, magazine articles, and links to website on a variety of topics.

World Book Online eBooks (click on the "eBooks" icon)
​Access to eBooks covering a variety of subjects.  Useful for research or informational reading. Downloadable files or viewable online.

Infotopia
A search engine where the results included have been picked by experts rather than a computer.  You can expect your results on this search engine to be trustworthy.



Class Resources

Sparticl
This free website is a great place to find the answers to any of your science-related questions.

Image Library

Sites at this link have images generally available to use without copyright restrictions. Please double check before you use an image, and always give credit!



Lesson Resources