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Welcome to the Renner Library Media Center!
We are so glad you're here! We are here to help you find great books and learn about research, technology, and creative thinking. 

Policies

Check Out Policies

Our library is open for check-out during regular school hours.

Students K-5 check-out during their Library time once a week.

All students are able to checkout new books with teacher permission at any time.

The check out limits are as follows:

  • Kindergarten: one book / 4 school day rotation
  • First and Second Grades: two books / 4 school day rotation
  • Third, Fourth and Fifth Grades: two books and one periodical / 2 week rotation

Lost and Damaged Material

If materials are lost or damaged students will be charged to replace the item. If lost items are returned after payment has been made it will be fully refunded. There are no overdue fines.

eBooks and Other Online Books

Ebooks for Checkout

Other Online Books

Research

Google is often the "go-to" resource for online research. However, search results on Google are sometimes overwhelming because of the advertisements and number of hits. Try some of these databases and search engines to help with your research. 

Remember, these sites, just like Google, don't speak English! Use key words to help with your search.

Makerspace

Help Support the Makerspace!

We're looking for more of the following items:

  • Cardboard & paperboard (such as tissue boxes & cereal boxes)
  • Toilet paper tubes
  • Paper towel tubes
  • Shoe boxes

Don't forget to click on the panels below to find coding websites and websites for fun. 

2021-2022 Mark Twain Award Nominees

Shine! By J.J. and Chris Grabenstein

by J.J. Grabenstein, Chris Grabenstein 

2021-2022 Building Block Nominees

Bad Dog by Mike Boldt

The differences between cats and dogs have never been funnier! In this hilarious story from the illustrator of I Don’t Want to Be a Frog, a little girl really, really wants a dog . . . but gets a cat instead!

“Look what I got for my birthday! A pet dog!” says a little girl holding a . . . cat? Rocky doesn’t listen or obey like all the other dogs. (Because Rocky is a cat.) And Rocky hates her leash and doesn’t seem to like other dogs. (Probably because Rocky is a cat.) And rather than play fetch, Rocky prefers to . . . lick between her toes? Ew. Rocky is a bad “dog”! BUT Rocky doesn’t bark, and is so cute when she sleeps in sunny spots. Maybe Rocky IS a good dog? (Or, you know, maybe Rocky is a cat.)

Cat lovers and dog lovers alike will howl with laughter at this little girl’s willful insistence that her cat is a dog. The hilarious ways in which cats and dogs are different are brilliantly illuminated with each turn of the page and will leave young readers and their grown-ups giggling.

Bear Came Along

A cheerful and action-packed adventure about the importance of friendship and community from a successful author and illustrator duo!

Once there was a river flowing through a forest. The river didn't know it was capable of adventures until a big bear came along. But adventures aren't any fun by yourself, and so enters Froggy, Turtles, Beaver, Racoons, and Duck.

These very different animals take off downstream, but they didn't know they needed one another until thankfully, the river came along.

This hilarious picture book and heartfelt message celebrates the joy and fun that's in store when you embark together on a ride of a lifetime.

Crocodiles Need Kisses Too

Everyone needs hugs and love in this offbeat, upbeat ode to the not-so-cuddly--and yet still sweet and beloved!

Despite their lumpy, bumpy hide,
toothy mouths stretched open wide,
just like me and just like you,
crocodiles need kisses too.


Fun-to-read-aloud, rhyming text describes prickly porcupines, roaring tigers, and slithery snakes--not the most cuddly creatures, but still worthy of hugs and snuggles from their mamas! With a luscious and colorful palette, Crocodiles Need Kisses Too shows that animals (and children) don't have to be warm and fuzzy to be totally lovable.

I Want a Dog by Jon Agee

A girl seeks her perfect pet at a wonderfully unusual animal shelter in this comical read-aloud by the award-winning creator of Life on Mars

The Copley County Animal Shelter has an aardvark, a lizard, a goose, a weasel, and plenty more. But do they have a puppy? The girl with her wagon is ready to adopt a dog–not an aardvark, lizard, or goose! Can the shelter manager help her to find her perfect pet?

One Red Sock

A little purple hippo faces a dilemma. While getting dressed one day, she realizes that she is missing a red sock. But as she searches throughout her sock drawer, she cannot find a suitable replacement. From blue to green and gray to white, nothing she finds will match. But does that really matter? This new picture-book offering from Jennifer Sattler (Bully) reminds readers of all ages of the enjoyment that may occur when one lets go and embraces imperfection. 

Saturday

Today would be special. Today would be splendid. It was Saturday! But sometimes, the best plans don’t work out exactly the way you expect….

In this heartfelt and universal story, a mother and daughter look forward to their special Saturday routine together every single week. But this Saturday, one thing after another goes wrong–ruining storytime, salon time, picnic time, and the puppet show they’d been looking forward to going to all week. Mom is nearing a meltdown…until her loving daughter reminds her that being together is the most important thing of all.

Author-artist Oge Mora’s highly anticipated follow up to Caldecott Honor Thank You, Omu! features the same magnificently radiant artwork and celebration of sharing so beloved in her debut picture book. 

Stomp

This jacketed hardcover picture book encourages body movement. Readers will be up and out of their chairs as they follow--and stomp--along with the diverse group of children and adults featured in this rowdy read. From stomping really fast to stomping while you wiggle all your toes, this interactive title promises to be an engaging and fun read--perfect for group story times!

The Book Hog

The Book Hog loves books-the way they look, the way they feel, the way they smell-and he'll grab whatever he can find. There's only one problem: he can't read! But when a kind librarian invites him to join for storytime, this literature-loving pig discovers the treasure that books really are.

Geisel Medalist Greg Pizzoli presents a new character who is sure to steal your heart in this picturebook full of humorous charm and vivid illustrations.

The Farm that Mac Built

The scarecrow from Old Mac Donald’s farm emcees a barnyard theater production that collapses into hilarious chaos in this rollicking rendition of “The House That Jack Built.”
 
It’s showtime on Old Mac Donald’s Farm! The barnyard animals are putting on a play—a farm version of "The House That Jack Built"— but other animals keep taking the stage and interrupting the production. First some rambunctious monkeys, then breakdancing kangaroos . . . there’s even a pair of singing elephants. Everyone knows that monkeys, kangaroos, and elephants do NOT belong on a farm . . . so what to do?
 
Bursting with sound effects and rollicking repetition that will have kids clamoring for repeat readings, this hilarious mashup of two favorite nursery rhymes shows that perseverance and teamwork pay off, and that sometimes you just have to roll with the unexpected and try to have fun with it. 

The Pigeon HAS to Go to School

Whyy does the Pigeon have to go to school? He already knows everything! And what if he doesn't like it? What if the teacher doesn't like him? What if he learns TOO MUCH!?!

Show Me Readers

Great Kids Can Read

Jordin Curry

Library Media Specialist
Contact Mrs. Curry
816-359-6391
Office Phone

Trisha Tate

Library Assistant
Contact Mrs. Tate
816-359-5846
Circulation Desk Phone

library books

Destiny Online Catalog

Use your district username and password to login to our school. Locate materials in our library, find out what you already have checked out, create your own reading wish list or place a hold for items currently checked out. 

How to place a hold in Destiny

Destiny Library Catalog

Book Suggestions and Recommended Books

Books You Should Read
Need suggestions for books to read?  Check out our award books, new books in our library, suggestions from others.