The mission of the library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. Additionally, to provide the learning community with the opportunity to become life-long readers and learners.



The library media program will provide resources in all formats that meet the curricular needs as well as the diverse interests of the learning community in a student-centered environment. The library media program as well as the librarian will be an integral part of the students' learning experience and academic achievement.



The library media program will:

Create a safe and comfortable learning environment for students, staff, and the learning community.

Be a partner with classroom teachers to provide students with authentic learning opportunities

Develop a collection that promotes student interests and supports the curriculum

Provide students and staff with instruction that will allow them to effectively utilize technology

Be open to meet the needs of students, teachers, parents, and administration


NBES Library Circulation Policies

Grades K-1: Students select 1 book every week

Grades 2-5: Students   select 2 books every 2 weeks


All students:

  • New books may only be selected if no books are overdue
  • Lost/damaged books must be paid for before new books may be borrowed 
  • Students must have school ID  to check out books
  • Books must be in student's possession to be renewed


Accelerated Reader is a web-based reading program used in grades 1-5 in the elementary school. This program helps motivate and monitor students' reading performance. Visit AR Bookfinder  to search for Accelerated Reader Books (see Library Links) 

Educational games and activities for elementary students

AR Bookfinder 

Searching for Accelerated Reader books is fun and easy with this free online tool.

Enchanted Learning

Kid Rex 

Use this kid-friendly search engine to find safe and appropriate websites.

Kids Reads

Natural Resources

New Brighton Public Library


Available from the Beaver County Library System

Power Up


Scholastic Thanksgiving

Slime Kids

Story Line On-Line

Study Island

USA Today



Destiny   (previously Lion Cat)

Check out the library catalog anywhere you have Internet access. Search for a book by Keyword, Title, Author, Subject, or Series. Additional instruction for using Destiny will be given during library classes.


Link to Destiny from home

*if you're using the link from home you will receive a security certificate. Proceed anyway. This will take you to the external link. 

Link to Destiny from school