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Educational Resource Services hosts the Learning Resources Display Center (LRDC) for Tulare County, one of approximately 20 in the state. Textbooks for all subject areas, grades K – 8, that are under review or have been adopted by the State Board of Education, are housed here for the public to view and evaluate.

Materials may be viewed without appointment Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. For large groups, advance notification is appreciated.

For more information, contact:
Kim Rice
(559) 651-3031

ERS Library Delivery & Pickup Services

As a reminder, each Library Media Services contracting site has an assigned weekly delivery/pickup day. To see when (and where) we deliver to your site, click here. If items from the circulating collection have been ordered, or a pickup has been requested, a member of our team will stop at your site on that day. If no delivery is scheduled and no pickup has been requested, our driver will skip your site for that week.

A pickup can be requested by replying "PICKUP" to the auto-generated email you will receive the Friday before your items are due or by emailing your name, district, school site and "PICKUP" to

To Reserve ERS Library Materials for Delivery

1.    log in to
2.    click on "Follett Destiny - our online catalog".
3.    on the Catalog tab, search for materials by Keyword, Title, Author,
       Subject or Series. You can also refine your search by the grade level you
       teach, your class reading level range, or the type of materials you are
       looking for (book, video, kit, etc).
4.    click on the title of an item you want.
5.    click the Hold It button in the right margin.
6.    select "Reserve for specific date" in the drop down (do not use "As soon
       as possible").
7.    use the calendar to select the assigned delivery day that you want the
       item delivered. Dates in red indicate that the item is already spoken for
       at that time.

8.    select a return date 3-4 weeks after that.
9.    click Save.

We will bring your items out to you when it is time. If any pop up messages mention picking up the item(s), please ignore them. We deliver all items unless specifically notified that you are coming to get them.

Cuddly yet calculating class hamster GW spends his days in second grade and his nights poetry slamming and jigsaw puzzling with his friends, Sunflower and Barry. GW has even started warming up to the second-grade students. Could he be making human friends?

When the school art show is announced, GW learns of a dastardly plot to ruin it! Once again, it's up to GW, Sunflower, and Barry to stop to the madness.

From the Pets on the Loose! series by bestselling children’s books author and illustrator Victoria Jamieson.


Interest Level: K - 3rd



On December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, officially bringing the United States into World War II. Pilots were recruited to fly bombing missions for the United States, and volunteers were requested for a dangerous secret assignment. For the first time in American history, Army bombers would be launched from an aircraft carrier.

With tales of high-flying action and bravery, Raid of No Return is a story of heartbreak and survival during wartime.

 Interest Level: 5th - 8th



Long ago, in a small village, there lived a lonely, deaf girl named Maggie. Shunned because of her disability, her only comfort comes from her vivid imagination. Maggie has a gift for inventing stories and dreams of one day finding love. When Maggie meets the mysterious Piper, it seems that all her wishes are coming true... then Maggie discovers that he has a dark side.
Bestselling author of Thirteen Reasons Why Jay Asher and co-author Jessica Freeburg reimagine the classic Pied Piper legend in a graphic novel about loneliness, love, and vengeance.

 Interest Level: 7th - 12th

Young Adult

February is Black History Month.  This celebration officially began in 1976. During this month we honor the victories and struggles of African Americans throughout history. As an educator you can bring the celebration into your classroom with books, activities and lesson plans. The ERS Library’s circulating collection and online databases include a variety of resources that can support and assist you in teaching about Black History Month to your students.  Login to the ERS Portal and visit the following databases for related content:
                  Discovery Education                World Book Online

                                                             by Nathan Wills, Library Media Technician

Discovery Education is one of our most amazing, innovative ERS Portal resources. It’s very easy to navigate, yet there is so much content and flexibility that some may not be aware of everything it can do. So Discovery Education has created a 10-Step Guide to maximizing the site in your classroom!

Well, actually nine steps: you don’t need to worry about Step One, because you’ll be logging in through the ERS Portal at Once you click on the Discovery Education link or icon you’ll already be logged in. In the Guide you’ll find easy, step-by-step information on how to utilize your My DE homepage; bookmark and organize content; utilize helpful instructional strategies for difficult-to-teach topics; dig into Content Collections, featuring lesson plans, activities and more;  learn to create (and teach your students to create) digital bulletin board projects with Board Builder; and learn to create your own assignments, writing prompts, and quizzes (complete with embedded digital media and teacher instructions) using Builder Tools.

The 10-Step Guide shows you – the easy way – how to do even more with Discovery Education than ever before! Log in to the ERS Portal, open Discovery Education then click on any of the 10-Step Guide links in this email.

  Building Center
      STEM Kits

What makes a bridge strong? How do vehicles roll, tow and carry things? How are houses designed?

The ERS Library’s new Building Center kits teach kids to look closer at real-life designs—and make original structures that use the same important elements! Each kit contains 8 photo cards that explain key elements for each design, plus tons of hands-on manipulatives that invite children to build, explore & engineer.

These kits can be reserved for delivery to your school site via our Follett Destiny online catalog. Be aware that you MUST use the 
Reserve for specific date 
option to reserve these*. 

Reserving these items for delivery:

- Follow steps in "To Reserve ERS
  Library Materials for Delivery" 
section above.

- For Building Center kits: set
  Material Type to "Kit" and enter
  "Building Center" for a Keyword

All available items will be delivered as requested.

*Note: If you use the "As soon as possible" option to book these items, your reservation will be cancelled and you will be contacted to resubmit your request using "Reserve for specific date".

                                                                                        by Steve Woods, Instructional Technology Specialist

Google Cultural Institute 

During Black History Month, why not take advantage of the wealth of freely available online resources to increase your learning community’s awareness of African American history and contributions? If you’ve never taken your students to the
Google Cultural Institute, now is as good a time as any. You can choose to explore millions of pieces of art from a variety of globally diverse collections, read visually inspiring and haunting stories from world history, and explore wonders of the world via beautiful online tours. 

The Institute’s Arts & Culture section specifically has a themed collection of artworks, artifacts and stories celebrating Black History and Culture. Explore the lives of past and present inspirational African American figures who have greatly influenced (and continue to make their mark in) business, science, history, the arts, sports and more.  Watch events that changed history, and take your students on virtual journeys through the history of the civil rights movement.

The Google Cultural Institute opened its virtual doors in 2011 in “an effort to make important cultural material available and accessible to everyone and to digitally preserve it to educate and inspire future generations.” Isn’t it time you led your class into a digital cultural revolution?

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