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The sign-up form for
2023-24 CheckThisOut!
is OPEN --->

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The ERS Library's CheckThisOut! Multimedia Kit Subscription Service (CTO!) is FREE and available to all staff at our Library Media Services contracting sites. Once you sign up for CheckThisOut!, the ERS Library Team will begin curating monthly sets of materials, especially for you and your students. These kits, based on the criteria you select (see below), will be delivered to your campus. Four weeks later, we'll deliver a new kit and pick up the old one. Kits are available in August - November and January - April. December & May are PICKUP-ONLY months, as all materials must be returned to the ERS Library before winter and summer breaks.

To sign up for CheckThisOut!, click the link above. If you have any questions, please contact Sara Torabi at or (559) 651-3031 ext. 3304.

Kit types & available customization:
4-6 item kit                       Material types, grade, reading level, and topic customization.
8-10 item kit                     Material types, grade, reading level, and topic customization.
Class Library kit                30 random books, grade & reading level customization (NO TOPICS).
Digital Resources Only     Links to ERS Portal Resources w/ grade & topic customization (sent via email)
NO KIT                              For the months you don't want a kit delivered or emailed.

If you prefer the content you receive to be specifically ERS Portal digital resources, select only "Digital Resources from the ERS Portal" in the What types of materials are you interested in receiving? section and "Digital Resources Only" in the monthly Kit Type sections. You will receive a monthly email containing 4-8 links to curated resources from the ERS Portal rather than a physical delivery to your site. Otherwise, you may select as many types of materials as you like, digital and physical.

Click the image at left to compare our different CTO! kits and choose the one(s) best for you.

When completing the sign up form, you can choose which style of kit to receive each month. 

Feeling adventurous?
Try a different kit
size each month!

          Please contact:      
       Sara Torabi
       (559) 651-3031 ext. 3304                    

CTO! Frequently Asked Questions

  • When can I sign up?

  • How do I sign up?

  • What can I choose to include in my CTO! kits?

  • Do I need to sign up for CTO! to access the ERS Library's circulating collection?

  • Do I need to sign up to participate each school year?

  • Can I request specific titles/items?

  • When will my kit be delivered?

  • Will the ERS Library email me a list of what is being delivered ahead of time?

  • When is my kit due?

  • I put my kit in the pickup spot a week ago and it's still there. What should I do?

  • There is an item listed on my checkout receipt that is not in my kit. What should I do?

  • Can I lend items from the kit to my students? What if they damage/lose something?

  • My lesson plans changed. Can I update my requests?

  • My topic requests are out of sync with my assigned delivery dates. How can I fix this?

  • I'd like more/fewer resources or to put my kits on hold for a month. How do I do this?

  • I requested Halloween materials for my October kit. Why did my kit include mostly random items?

Sample Kits
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  • Kinder kit
  • 4th grade
  • 7th grade kit



How current participants use CTO! to enhance lessons and engage students...

"I enjoy using CheckThisOut! to support my Social Studies and Science curriculum.  I use my long term calendar to order for the whole year so I don't have to think about it. They just show up. I use the stories to introduce a topic or to just fill in extra time (if I have any-LOL). My favorite thing about CheckThisOut! is planning it all out at once and not having to think about it afterwards.  It's like a gift I forgot all about that just shows up for me to use."

- K. Tracy, Kings River School, Kings River SD 

"I use CheckThisOut! as a great resource when looking for books for our students. I love the variety and great conversations that the books start. Best thing of all? The great titles!"

- Linda S., Mark Twain Elementary, Corcoran USD

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