Expand Learning in Your Elementary School Classroom

As a participating ONE Access 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 ONE Access 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


CultureGrams provides brief reports on each country, discussing land, history, people, customs, lifestyle, society, and government. This resource also has a separate section for kids, reports on the U.S. states, and Canadian provinces.

Films on Demand Video Collection

Thousands of high quality streaming videos on business, health, humanities & social sciences, science, mathematics, as well as travel, fitness, and more.

Scholastic GO! (includes Lands & Peoples)

Scholastic GO! contains more than 115,000 articles covering every core-curriculum subject.

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.

World Book Encyclopedia Online

Dynamic and interactive online encyclopedia for young students to adults. Includes Spanish version, as well as access to e-books for homework help and research projects, grades K-12.

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

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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

Find even more programs at your local library

Literacy Scavenger Hunt: Red Things!

Saturday, February 29 12:00 AM
Myers Park

Stop by anytime during library hours and complete this fun literacy scavenger hunt inspired by the color of the month, red! Once you finish, visit the circulation desk to claim your prize!

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Reading Buddies

Saturday, February 29 10:00 AM
North County Regional

If you are between the ages of 5-11, increase your reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with a library teen volunteer during a 30-minute 1-on-1 session. Register at the Children's desk on a first come, first served basis.

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Paws To Read

Saturday, February 29 10:00 AM
Plaza Midwood

Boost your reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a certified therapy dog. For ages 5-11.

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Friday, August 31, 2018
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