edited by Sara Torabi, Instructional Consultant Support/Library Media Technician


Welcome back!! The ERS Library Team wishes you an exciting & educational new school year.
The August 2019 issue of Bookmarked includes a review of various processes to ensure that
you receive quality service all year long. We are here to support you; please contact us via the
options listed below for specific requests related to the ERS Library or Teacher Resource Center. 


Monday thru Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed 9/2 - LaborDay

Stop by for a visit:
7000 W. Doe Avenue,
Suite A
Visalia, CA 93291

 Give us a call:
(559) 651-3031

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Reserving ERS Library Materials & Delivery to Your Site

Click here for:

Step By Step Instructions for Reserving Materials to be Delivered to Your Site

When reserving ERS Library materials, ALWAYS select "Reserve for a specific date" in the drop down menu (Step 6) and choose delivery dates that coordinate with your assigned day of the week (Step 7).

IMPORTANT: The ERS Library cannot guarantee the availability of materials reserved via the "As soon as possible" option.

All ERS Library contracting sites have an assigned delivery/pickup day.

To find your site's assigned day & the location of the drop spot, visit:

The Friday before any materials are due, you will receive an email titled:

white-pacifica_red-logoe4f5d55266c8684f8940ff0000221831ERS Library -- Items Due Next Week

You MUST reply to this email with "PICKUP" to schedule collection of these materials. To see if it is possible to extend your checkout, reply to the email with "RENEW".

personal-computerUpcoming ERS Technology Classes 
with instructors Steve Woods & Doug Cairns
         Google Drive & Docs         9/4                  5:00pm - 8:00p
         Tech Tools: Beginning/Intermediate Excel       9/10                  1:00pm - 4:00pm
         Tech Tools: STEAM Robotics       9/11                  1:00pm - 4:00pm

Putting It All Together

w/ Katherine Goyette, Educational Technology & Integrated Studies Consultant

Educational Technology for Grades 3-5         9/238:30am - 3:30pm
Educational Technology for Grades K-2        10/018:30am - 3:30pm

ERS Library Poster
Printing Services



The ERS Library's Teacher Resource Center (TRC) is home to an HP DesignJet T830, capable of printing color or B&W posters up to 36" wide on Heavyweight Bond or Satin Gloss paper. To request a quote, please send the following information to

1.) Documents to be printed PDF files only for text documents,
JPEG or PNG for image only files.

2.) Poster size(s) desired

Standard sizes:
11"x17", 18"x24", 24"x31", & 36"x46"

3.) # of copies

Allow for 3-10 days order processing time
based on size of order.

4.) Lamination? 

Lamination is not recommended for posters
printed on Satin Gloss poster paper. 

You will receive a quote & estimated timeline within 2 business days.
Order processing & timeline begin when the quote is approved.



 Hosting Family Literacy Night, Back to School, Open House, 

or Orientation at your site? 

Consider inviting the ERS Library staff to share and demonstrate the premium digital resources available to both students and parents via the ERS Portal. Our California Common Core aligned digital resources, including streaming video and eBooks, are accessible to parents, students and teachers 24/7/365! 

Contact us today to schedule an ERS Library booth/table at your next parent or community event.




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         additional teaching resources.

Yasmin is a spirited second-grader who's always on the lookout for those "aha" moments to help her solve life's little problems. Taking inspiration from her surroundings and her big imagination, she boldly faces any situation, assuming her imagination doesn't get too big, of course!

A creative thinker and curious explorer, Yasmin and her multi-generational Pakistani American family will delight and inspire readers.


Interest Level: K - 3rd


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Otto and Sheed are the local sleuths in their zany Virginia town, masters of unraveling mischief using their unmatched powers of deduction.

As the summer winds down and the first day of school looms, the boys are craving just a little bit more time for fun, even as they bicker over what kind of fun they want to have. That is, until a mysterious man appears with a camera that literally freezes time.

 Now, with the help fo some very strange people and even stranger creatures, Otto and Sheed will have to put aside their differences to save their town -- and each other -- before time stops for good. 







 Interest Level: 5th - 8th

Junior High

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Mari Turner's life is perfect. That is, at least, to her thousands of followers who have helped her become and Internet starlet.

But when she breaks down and posts a video confessing she's been living a lie, it goes viral and she receives a major backlash.

To get away from it all, she makes an impulsive decision: to hike the entire John Muir Trail. Mari and her late cousin Bri were supposed to do it together, to celebrate their shared eighteenth birthday. But that was before Mari got so wrapped up in her online world that she shut anyone out who questioned its worth -- like Bri.

With Bri's boots and trail diary, a heart full of regret, and a group of strangers that she meets along the way, Mari tries to navigate the difficult terrain of the hike. But the true challenge lies within, as she searches for the way back to the girl she fears may be too lost to find herself. 





 Interest Level: 9th-12th

Young Adult

To see even more new books in the ERS Library collection, visit our rotating carousel on the ERS Portal!


The ERS Library now has FOUR sets of ClassVR googles available for checkout! Up to two sets can arrive at your site preloaded with content or with the ability for you to upload your own content. ClassVR goggles can be checked out in two week increments once the mandatory 1-hour training class has been completed.

Click here to view the ClassVR training dates
2019-20 Meeting Dates
First Meeting of the School Year!

September 16, 2019
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Elderwood Room, ERS

November 4, 2019
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Elderwood Room, ERS

January 27, 2020
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Elderwood Room, ERS

March 16, 2020
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Elderwood Room, ERS
May 11, 2020
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Elderwood Room, ERS
RSVP links will be sent out two weeks prior to each meeting. If you have not previously attended an LMN meeting and would like to join us, please email

                                                          by Nathan Wills, Library Media Technician

TeachingBooks has a whole new look! If you've logged in lately, you've probably noticed the changes. The site is now more colorful, with larger images and easier-to-find features, but all the same great content. TeachingBooks has over 166,000 resources, and adds a thousand new resources each month! If you're looking to help students connect deeply with a book they are reading, gain new insights and understanding from award-winning authors, reinforce cultural authenticity and perspectives with diverse books, and cultivate a life-long love of reading, TeachingBooks is an invaluable resource!

logo-teachingbooksIn addition to the fabulous lesson plans, teacher guides, author interviews and audio clips, be sure to explore the resources under the "Instruct" tab at the top right corner of the site's homepage. Here you will find Literacy Connections, Standards Connections, ready-to-use activities and more. And now, there is even a barcode scanner in the search bar so you can simply scan any book's UPC code to instantly find rich resources!

If you haven't visited TeachingBooks lately, check it out in your ERS Portal today!


August 19th is National Aviation Day. On this day we celebrate the history and development of aviation. This holiday was established back in 1939 by president Franklin Roosevelt. As an educator you can take some time to discuss with your students about aviation history, including the efforts of the Wright brothers, Amelia Earhart and other aviation pioneers. The ERS library can assist you with resources to teach your students. There are a variety of books available for checkout in our circulation collection and supportive materials are accessible in our ERS portal as well.

Available in the ERS Library circulating collection:


Available via Discovery Education on the ERS Portal:
    K - 2         3 - 5         6 - 8         9 - 12    


The 2019-2020 CheckThisOut! sign-up form is now available.

Click the CTO! banner above to learn more about our innovative subscription service and how effortless it can be to have quality standards-aligned ERS Library resources, that support your lessons & engage your students, delivered to your school site every month.

Quotes from CTO! participants:

“It is a fabulous service that will provide you with materials for your units of study, or just a random sampling of high interest books for your class.” 
-- Teacher, Castle Rock Elementary School

“This is an awesome service that provides diversity and inspiration in books for students. It also provides an excellent opportunity for teachers to have access to professional development books!” 
-- Teacher, Pixley Middle School



                                              by Doug Cairns, Instructional Technology Specialist  
Common Sense Media - Digital Citizenship  

It’s the start of the school year and now is the perfect time to start integrating lessons on Digital Citizenship. Not sure what Digital Citizenship is? Watch this short video to learn a little about it.

Did you know that Common Sense Media has a special section just for educators? In the “Educators” section your staff can find lessons to teach grades K through 12 “Digital Citizenship”. 

Take a minute to review the new lessons on Digital Citizenship. 

These are lessons you will not want your students to miss.




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