Media Center

Located in the heart of the Middle School and High School combined campus, the Media Center provides students with many services to enhance their learning experience. A well-stocked library full of fiction and non-fiction books lines the room. Spaces for individuals and groups to read or work are available throughout the room, as well as a computer lab equipped to handle an entire class with desktops, a printer and a projector.

Contact

Mrs. Pine, Library Media Specialist, npine@cairodurham.org
Mrs. Bailey, Teacher Assistant, lbailey@cairodurham.org
CDMS/HS Phone: 518-622-8543 ext. 58000

Mrs. Rell, CDE Librarian, brell@cairodurham.org
CDE Phone: 518-622-3231

Resources

Library Catalogs

Click the icons below to access library catalogs.

Elementary School

follett destiny library catalog click here

Middle/High School

follett destiny library catalog click here

sora ap

eBooks & Audiobooks

You can download best-selling and classic audiobooks and eBooks using the free Sora app. An eBook is a digital version of a book that you can read on an electronic reader, phone, or computer screen. An audiobook is a recorded reading of a book.

Use the free Sora app to browse the collection and check out items with your school library number (ask your school librarian for your number). You can download eBooks or audiobooks from home onto your computer, phone, tablet, e-reader, or mp3 player - even when school is closed. Items will automatically be returned to the library when they are due.

Research Databases

The District maintains accounts with many research databases. Unlike searching with Google, these are collections of articles focused on specific topics and are more useful for research and school projects.

Click the icons below to access research databases. If a password is required for the following sites, please see a library staff member.

General

Gale & Britannica

gale cengage

Scholarly resources include databases, primary sources and more

Learn360

learn360

More than 182,000 media resources across all subjects

World Book Online

world book online

Engaging and trustworthy resources for all ages and reading levels

News & Current Events

Country Watch

country watch

Up-to-date news and information on each of the recognized countries of the world

Issues & Controversies

facts on file issues and controversies

Key facts, arguments, history, and current context of today's most important and timely issues

NewsBank

newsbank inc.

Current and archived information from thousands of newspaper titles and other news media sources

Music & Videos

CCC! Streaming

CCC Streaming

Thousands of educational videos in all subject areas

Soundzabound

soundzabound

Royalty free music library with music, audio themes and sound effects

Swank (coming soon)

swank k-12 streaming

Provides schools with streaming access to thousands of movies and documentaries

Subjects

PowerKnowledge Science

PowerKnowledge Life Science

A content-driven, visually stimulating, and media-rich online science resource specifically designed for Grades 3-6

Other Tools

Noodle Tools

noodle tools

An online research management platform that promotes critical thinking and authentic research

TeachingBooks

teaching books

Multimedia resources for exploring children's and young adult books and their authors

eBook Collections

Rosen’s Spotlight on New York, American History, Ancient Civilizations

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