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2018-2019 Library Events

Fall Book Fair: Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 2018
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Literacy Night: Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 5-7:30 pm
Lunch with a Loved One:
Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 10:45 am-1:45 pm
Fall Community Storytime:
Date TBD
Winter Book Fair:
Jan. 31-Feb. 8, 2019
Spring Community Storytime: Date TBD

Library Information & Book Checkout Policy

Number of Books:
Grades K-1: One book at a time
Grade 2: Up to two books
Grades 3-4: Up to three books at a time

All books may be checked out for up to two weeks, and may be renewed on an as needed basis.

Students may utilize our Open Check Out program which allows students the flexibility to visit the library individually on a more frequent basis.

Parents, please help to ensure your child is a good library citizen and returns his/her book on time. Library book bags should be used by your child, at all times, to store and transport their library book, thus helping them to be responsible library book caretakers.

Access to search for books in ESE Library may be done from the classroom, or home, by visiting the Destiny web site at

Looking up books

What books do we have in the library?

Destiny Online Library Catalog - Choose Mansfield ISD > Elizabeth Smith Elementary

Search for books with Destiny Quest

Digital Resources & Databases

Username is esmith unless otherwise stated. See Librarian for password

Britannica Online Encyclopedia
Britannica School Edition Elementary School


Kids InfoBits Online Encyclopedia

Kids InfoBits Gale


National Geographic Kids Online Encyclopedia

National Geographic Kids Gale


PebbleGo Online Research K-3

Information on Authors & Illustrators


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 Raz Kids A-Z

Raz Kids Logo

See Teacher or Reading Specialist for password

ABDO Digital

Capstone Interactive
Capstone Interactive. Your Digital Library Collection Begins Here.

Ebsco eBooks Online Nonfiction eBooks
EBSCO eBooks
Username: esmith123

Britannica E-Stax

Nonfiction eBooks


Brain Hive

 Brain Hive logo with honeycomb and bee

Username: Brainhive

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books (BoB) is a district-wide competition for 3rd and 4th grade students. The goals of the program are to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, broaden reading interests, increase reading comprehension, and promote academic excellence.
Any 3rd and 4th grade student may join the Battle of the Books. A team of five will be decided by late February.  The district competition will be Monday, March 25, 2019 at 10 a.m. at The Center for Performing Arts.

Meetings are Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 7:30-8:00 am.

The books for the 2018-2019 year are: The Year of Billy Miller, Upside-Down Magic, Ghosts, Penderwicks: A Summer Tale, A Fish in a Tree

BoB Members: Add questions here.

Caldecott Club

The Caldecott Award is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children published in English in the United States during the preceding year.

1st Grade Caldecott Club runs October 2018 through April 11, 2019.
Kindergarten Caldecott Club will run from February 2018 through April 11, 2019.

ESE is proud to announce that Caldecott Club is now taking applications from 1st grade students. Caldecott books are best known for their wonderful illustrations that go along with the story. How your student can participate is as follows:
•    During your student’s scheduled library time, he/she will be able to check out an additional book from a list of Caldecott Winners for the Caldecott Club.
•    After reading the book at home, your student will complete a book report (provided by the club) and return both the book and the report to the librarian, Ms. B-F.
•    If your student turns in at least 20 book reports by April 12th, he/she will be invited to the end of year celebration.

Download the registration form here. Due Oct. 9, 2018.

Download the book report form here.

Contact Information

Ms. Emilie Buske-Ferman (Ms. B-F)

Elizabeth Smith Elementary School 
701 S. Holland Drive
Mansfield, TX 76063
Library: 817-299-6989
Main Office: 817-299-6980

MISDMansfield ISD
605 East Broad Street
Mansfield, Texas 76063
Phone: 817.299.6300

Elizabeth Smith StallionsElizabeth Smith Elementary
701 South Holland Road
Mansfield, TX 76063
Phone: 817.299.6980   Fax: 817.453.7340
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