Monday thru Friday

8:00am - 5:00pm


CLOSED 3/30 for

Good Friday

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

Give us a call:
(559) 651-3031

Or send us an email:




SignUpGenius simplifies the process of coordinating events and people by providing online sign ups for individuals and organizations. Whether a group needs to schedule parent teacher conferences, host a soccer tournament or raise funds for a nonprofit, SignUpGenius is a one-stop solution that does away with the need for paper sign ups, "reply-all" emails and phone trees.



REMINDER: There will be NO ERS Library Delivery/Pickup Service
during the week of Spring Break (March 26-30).

The ERS Library will be OPEN
Monday - Thursday from 8:00am - 5:00pm,
and CLOSED in observance of Good Friday on 3/30.





CDE’s Annual School Library Survey is now open for the 2016-2017 reporting period.



Education Code Section 18122 directs local governing boards to report to the California Department of Education (CDE) on the condition of school libraries. CDE created this online data collection survey to meet the  Education Code requirement and to develop an accurate picture of the condition of school libraries across the state.” ~CDE Website

School library staff, or designated school personnel, are encouraged to complete the survey by June 30, 2018. The Password is @YourLibrary


If you need assistance or have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Debra Lockwood, Library Media Supervisor, Tulare County Office of Education.







From spines to stink and from armor to electricity, animals have many ways of saying "back off!" These books introduce young readers to some of the unique protective adaptations animals employ. The narrative nonfiction format engages readers in the story while vibrant photographs illustrate concepts.

Titles in series:

Slimy Animals
Armored Animals
Electric Animals
Horned Animals
Venomous Animals
Stinky Animals







Interest Level: K - 3rd



A river winds through earth, cutting down and eroding the soil for millions of years, creating a cavity in the ground 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and more than a mile deep known as the Grand Canyon.

Home to an astonishing variety of plants and animals, the Grand Canyon is much more than just a hole in the ground. Follow a father and daughter in this Caldecott and Sibert Honor Book as they make their way through the cavernous wonder, discovering life both present and past.

Jason Chin is also the award-winning author of Redwoods, Coral Reefs, and Island: A Story of the Galápagos.



 Interest Level: 5th-8th




Most people know Florence Nightingale was a compassionate and legendary nurse, but they don’t know her full story.

This biography explores the exceptional life of a woman who defied the stifling conventions of Victorian society to pursue what was considered an undesirable vocation.

She is best known for her work during the Crimean War, when she vastly improved gruesome and deadly conditions and made nightly rounds to visit patients, becoming known around the world as the Lady with the Lamp. Her tireless and inspiring work continued after the war, and her modern methods in nursing became the defining standards still used today.





 Interest Level: 7th-12th

Young Adult




erIt’s Women’s History Month!
This annual observance honors women’s
accomplishments and contributions to
society. This year’s theme is:
“Nevertheless, She Persisted:
Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms
of Discrimination Against Women.” 
ca Teach your students about women and
how they impacted history by using our
library and online portal resources. You
can find primary source documents,
books, videos, lesson plans and more.  Discovery Education

The Tulare County Library is hosting a Book Festival on Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Location: 200 W Oak Ave., Visalia
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Books - Food Trucks
Live Music - Authors
(click on the flyer for more info)


                                                                                                      by Nathan Wills, Library Media Technician

This month, we’d like to highlight SIRS Discoverer’s fantastic collection of 500 downloadable e-books AND their Science Fair Explorer section which provides students access to science projects they can recreate using simple household items. SIRS Discoverer is an easy-to-use research database for students in grades K-6 available through the ERS Portal.

nf-sfeWhen you log into the ERS Portal and click on the SIRS Discoverer icon, you’ll see a section titled: Explore Features. Click on the box that reads “Nonfiction Books.” This selection brings you to a list of non-fiction books and short articles organized by subject. Clicking “More…” beneath each subject reveals all available resources, including many DK Eyewitness books, graphic novel biographies, PDF articles and more. Titles are sortable by Lexile level, either as a range or from high to low/ low to high, and by copyright date.

science-fairSIRS Discoverer can also assist you and your students with Science Fair project ideas! From the Explore Features section on the main page, you’ll see another box that reads “Science Fair Explorer.” This section reveals seven science topics to explore, including: In the Yard (Life & Earth Sciences), In the Junk Drawer  (Physics), and In the Garbage Bin (Gross Science). Each of these topics provides detailed activities, projects, and step-by-step instructions for completing a variety of science projects.



Do you want to do science activities with your students but don't know where to start? With Google Science Journal you have a science lab in your pocket.

Science Journal is the free digital science notebook brought to you by Google.

Whether you're a science educator or a hobbyist doing science at home, you can keep your notes, photos, and observations all in one convenient place. Use the sensors in your phone to measure and graph phenomena such as light, sound, and motion, or connect to external sensors via Bluetooth to conduct experiments on the world around you. With the Science Journal app, you can:

• Measure light, sound, acceleration, air pressure, and more using your phone's built-in sensors.

• Take notes and photos to document your science experiments.


• Connect to external sensors using select Bluetooth-enabled Arduino and Vernier devices.

• Export recorded sensor data as CSV files.

• Create automated triggers for recording data and taking notes. 
• Use sonification to hear the movement of your graphs.
 Science Journal is available for free on Android, iPhone, iPad, and compatible Chromebook devices.

Take a look at some of the experiments you can run at the Google Science Journal Activities website.

Links to the app can be found here for Apple and here for Android  





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