HOW OUR LIBRARY WORKS
BES students have the opportunity to visit the library each day during the open check out period or with their classes each week during a scheduled library time.
Students in PK-K are allowed to have one book at a time, students 1st & 2nd may have two at a time, and those in grades 3rd-5th may have up to three books out at a time.
The lending period is one week, and books may be rechecked twice if needed.
Fines are not charged for late materials, however borrowing privileges are suspended until materials are either returned, or are marked lost and paid for by the student. Families may choose to pay for misplaced items in ful,l or can pay a bit each week to restore the student's account and privileges.
If concerned about your child’s account please feel free to call Mrs. Clark 512-594-5221.
Research and Online Resources
PISD and Brookhollow have a wide variety of online resources for students and their families. Most are listed under the district tabs and on the BES library Homepage. Usernames and passwords differ from source to source. Please contact the librarian, Mrs. Clark email@example.com or by phone 512-594-5221 for information, training, or to request a brochure of the sources and login information.
Students and parents may access the BES library catalog from any internet connection. Users may search the catalog, create lists of books they would like to read, and keep track of books read from the Destiny Quest Catalog. Each student must log into the library catalog with their student identity number or 7#. The 7# acts as both username and password in this system.
Access to the catalog is also helpful when students wonder what items they have out or when the items are due. Parents can also see pictures of the covers of the titles. This is a helpful tool when trying to track down that last library book to turn in.
Brookhollow Elementary participates in the Accelerated Reader program. This program is offered through Renaissance Learning and is accessible from BES computers during school hours Monday – Friday. This program is for students in second through fifth grade and is designed to provide incentives and motivation to read and increase their reading abilities. Students have access to thousands of AR quizzes and may test on books from the BES library, public library, and home libraries. Select link for additional information. AR
Volunteers make our world go around! Thanks to volunteers BES enjoys book fairs, read-a-thons, books swaps and book clubs. The BES library is a fun place to work. Please join us this year.
Please use this link to fill out your volunteering background check SIGN ME UP! Hope to see you in the BES Library soon!
About the Librarian
I have been in education for 26 years and I am honored to be beginning my fifteenth year as the librarian at BES. I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin for both my BS and MLIS, so burnt orange is very popular at my house. I am married, and have three grown sons and two adorable grandchildren. Naturally, I love reading and get insanely excited by book reviews and webinars of upcoming titles. I think Brookhollow is a special place to be a part of and am looking forward to another wonderful year.