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Bowen Elementary Library

Library Media Specialist -


Electronic Books (E-Books)!

SORA IS HERE - follow onscreen instructions- SUPER EASY ACCESS to thousands of books instantly!


Sora - Instant Access to Library Books


Tumblebooks -

  Here's a tutorial I made to help you find AR books fast and the link below takes you to the books. Be sure to click the eBooks and Graphic Novel sections for grades 2 and up.




Destiny Discover- BES' collection

Access Destiny Discover for ebooks purchased for BES students. Use your google to sign in and open a book - super easy!


Follett Destiny - Search Bowen



KentuckY Virtual Library (KYVL)- EBSCO eBooks and more

Visit Kentucky Virtual Library for encyclopedias, magazines, Teen Book Cloud, Ebsco Ebook Collection and more.
username: powell#k12   password: laptop#21


EBSCO eBooks K-8 Collection



Storyline Online:

At Storyline, hear professional actors read favorite books out loud. 


Storyline Online


KidLitTV has created a virtual library of free read-alouds, drawing and writing tutorials, podcasts, art activities, and reading resources for kids!

The Story Time from Space website has videos of astronauts in space reading books to the children of Earth. The videos are placed under the heading ”Story Time Videos.”

Accelerated Reader

Online AR is offered for our students.  Currently we are working to see if access can be enabled for home use - this involves getting permissions from the company.  Parents CAN use the Home Connect link on the right side of this page to view their child's test record, points, and word count.  You can also  sign up for email notification informing you of the results whenever your child completes a test if you desire.  Your child can tell you their username and password or contact the library or your child's teacher for this information.

End of the Year Medals:
AR will end approximately 2 weeks before the last day of school for students.  This allows us to get medals ordered for the awards ceremonies.  Students who earn the following points OR word counts  will receive a medal as long as they keep their comprehension average above 80%.

Kindergarten:  25 points OR 50,000 words
First Grade:  75 points OR 100,000 words
Second Grade:  200,000 words
Third Grade: 300,000 words
Fourth Grade: 400,000 words
Fifth Grade:  500,000 words

You can monitor your child's word count for the school year by logging into Home Connect.



Click the pyramid to take AR tests.

Accelerated Reader, Accelerated Math, STAR Reading and Math


Browse bitmoji bookshelves of your favorite books!


Bowen Virtual Bitmoji Library

Search BookFinder to see if it's a test book



AR Bookfinder


Parents -The site below is to check your child's AR progress.  Tests cannot be taken from here.  Use the link at the top of this list for test taking.


monitor your child


Fact Monster is an online almanac of facts!


Fact Monster


What does that word mean?  Use the dictionary 


Merriam Webster Word Central


Need an image without breaking the law? Use


Creative Commons Search


Where in the world? Use...


World Atlas


Que habla espanol?

English - Spanish Dictionary


Destiny Library Catalog Classic View