Welcome to the Oscar Adams Library Page!

School libraries are an integral part of student learning.  Our library provides students with current publications, as well as classic literature choices to encourage student engagement with books. However, the library focuses on more than just books.  Library lessons teach students the importance of information retrieval and evaluation in a digital world: an important lifelong skill. Students also receive hands-on experience with robotics, STEAM materials, and learning manipulatives.  Library lessons are anything but quiet.  The library is a place for students to be engaged and thoughtful learners.

Gadsden Public Library

Outside of the school library, our local library offers a wide selection of reading materials. Visit their website to learn more.

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Open Library

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published
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Many Books

ManyBooks was established in 2004 with the vision to provide an extensive library of books in digital format for free on the Internet.
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Book Share

Bookshare lets students read their way. They can access a huge library of ebooks on devices they already use and customize the reading experience to accommodate their specific learning needs. There are many free, readily available titles.
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Storyline Online

Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day for children, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide. Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners.
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Tumble Books

The TumbleBookLibrary Collection includes licensed titles from children’s book publishers such as Simon & Schuster, Chronicle Books, Candlewick Press, Charlesbridge Press, Walker & Company, Annick Press, Orca Books, Lerner Books, and HarperCollins Publishers, amongst others.
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Free Kids Books

FREE eBook resources for middle and high school! Fantastic news from the Junior Library Guild (Free access to eBooks). Unlimited access to these online resources, which consists of 40 books and audiobook

Elementary School login info-
Username: JLGELM
Password: JLGFREE
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Starting today through the Summer, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone, or tablet. Explore the collection, select a title, and start listening
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International Children’s Digital Library

The ICDL Foundation’s goal is to build a collection of books that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world.  Ultimately, the Foundation aspires to have every culture and language represented so that every child can know and appreciate the riches of children’s literature from the world community.
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Oscar Adams Elementary School

919 Raley Street
Gadsden, Al 35903
(256) 492-4952
Fax (256) 492-3008

Library Media Center Advisory Committee

Mrs. Smitherman – -Principal
Mrs. P. Hayes – Kindergarten
Mrs. Henslee— First Grade
Mrs. Franklin – – Second Grade
Mrs. Edwards – – Third Grade
Mrs. D.Hayes— Fourth Grade
Mrs. Stephens – – – Fifth Grade
Mrs. Brooks- – -Resource
Mrs. Tudor- – – Library Media Specialist


“The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.”
— Ursula K. Le Guin

“Read. Read. Read. Just don’t read one type of book. Read different books by various authors so that you develop different style.”
― R.L. Stine

“We are one people with one family. We all live in the same house… and through books, through information, we must find a way to say to people that we must lay down the burden of hate.”
-Senator John Lewis

Library Media Philosophy

The mission of the Oscar Adams library is to build the foundation of lifelong learning and reading habits by providing quality resources,
instruction, and support for students and staff. We focus on nurturing recreational reading, developing information literacy skills,
and supporting the curriculum.