Expand Learning in Your Elementary School Classroom

As a Charlotte-Mecklenburg School staff member, you understand the importance of literacy and educational success. And Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is here to help you provide the students at your school with easily accessible information and educational resources.

Schools are welcome to visit or arrange collaborations with any Charlotte Mecklenburg Library location or the Library’s Outreach Department. However, the pairings in this list have been made to ensure that every CMS school has a Library liaison for communication, Summer Break promotional visits, sharing reading lists and homework assignments, and much more.

Want to know more about ONE Access? Check out this page for login instructions for students and staff - and find out what all the fuss is about.

ONE Access Information

Here are just a few resources you can use to expand learning in (and out of) your classroom with ONE Access. 

Online Resources for Elementary School Students

Lands and Peoples Online

Lands and Peoples Online is a student encyclopedia containing information on countries, cultures, current events, flags, facts and figures, and more.

Mango Languages

A language-learning software with over 70 world language courses and over 17 ESL/ELL courses, featuring an engaging user interface, voice comparison, fresh design, foreign language films, cultural anecdotes, and a user-friendly mobile app.

PebbleGo Science

PebbleGo Science is a research tool that covers key topics in life, physical and Earth and space science along with engineering and technology for children grades K-3.

PowerKnowledge Life Science

An online Life Science resource specifically designed for learners in grades 3 to 6 with information on animals, habitats, green living, and more.

PowerKnowledge Earth & Space Science

An online earth and space science resource specifically designed for learners in grades 3 to 6 with information on earth cycles, ecosystems, space and more.

PowerKnowledge Physical Science

An online Physical Science resource specifically designed for learners in grades 3 to 6 with information atoms, molecules, the periodic table, and more.

ProQuest Central

General reference database for over 175 subjects from magazines, journals and newspapers, including peer-reviewed and scholarly works.

SIRS Discoverer

Designed specifically for elementary and middle school students, SIRS Discoverer offer articles, nonfiction books, images, activities and websites curated for educational relevance, age appropriateness, and readability.

E-books and more

Students have access to e-books, audiobooks, movies, television, graphic novels, music, interactive storytelling and more with their library card or ONE Access account. These are just a few of the resources that house materials especially selected for children. Find even more on the Library's website

Search the Library's catalog for your next favorite read.

Check out these reading recommendations for elementary school students, developed by the reader's advisory experts at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. You can also find the Autism Reference Collection at ImaginOn's Spangler Library.

Reading Recommendations

Autism Reference Collection

Search the catalog

Programs and Services

FREE computer use, internet access and study spaces

All 20 library locations have computers and Wi-Fi that students can use for FREE with a library card or ONE Access account, as well as space to study.

Up to 10 FREE tutoring sessions each week with Tutor.com

Access the expert tutors at Tutor.com for FREE with a library card or ONE Access account. Use the service from home, school or the Library, and get help in English and Spanish in math, science, English, social studies and more. 

FREE access to local and regional history

The Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room at Main Library is an excellent resource for local and North Carolina-specific assignments. It houses historical information on Charlotte, Mecklenburg County and North Carolina, as well as genealogical and census information. The collection is also expanded with online resources at CMStory.org

Summer Break: Read, Learn, Explore

Teachers and literacy experts agree that reading throughout the summer helps students retain skills learned during the school year. That's why the Library offers a summer learning program called Summer Break in which participants of all ages can set goals, have fun reading and participating in learning activities, and win prizes all summer long. 

Find even more programs at your local library

Homework Help

Saturday, September 22 9:00 AM
South County Regional

If you are between the ages of 5-11 come receive free homework help in math or reading from teen tutor volunteers in 1-on-1 or group settings. Registration begins Monday, 9/17 -- Call to register. Availability is subject to teens availability.

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Reading Buddies

Saturday, September 22 9:30 AM
West Boulevard

If you are between the ages of 5-11, increase your reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with a library volunteer during a 30-minute 1-on-1 session.

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Reading Buddies

Saturday, September 22 10:00 AM
West Boulevard

If you are between the ages of 5-11, increase your reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with a library volunteer during a 30-minute 1-on-1 session.

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On the Blog

Stay stress free and tutor on!

Friday, August 31, 2018
Did you know that the Library offers free access to online tutors? That's right. With your library card, you can get free help from a live, online, qualified tutor—up to 10 free tutoring sessions each week!

Get ready for kindergarten with the Library

Thursday, August 9, 2018
Whether you are still basking in the excitement of summer or daydreaming about the day your kids head back to school, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library can be your partner for enjoying the summer with your children while helping you prepare them to enter