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Sherman Library Resources: Literacy Center

Literacy Center

Reading Resources

Checkout eBooks and Audiobooks with Sora!

Apps & Features: K-12 Schools – Apps – OverDrive Resource Center

Username: School ID
Password: Lunch PIN

Read and Research Nonfiction Topics with PebbleGo!
Pebble Go

No need for a username or password; this link will take you right to our site.

Listen to and Watch a Story with TumbleBooks

For Parents :: Ida Grove Public Library

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Podcasts for Kids

Why not try listening to a podcast?

You can listen online using these links, or have a grown-up help you use their favorite podcast app.

Wow in the World


A journey into the wonders of the world around you. Go inside your brain, out into space and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology.

But Why?

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show led by you, kids! You ask the questions and they find the answers. They tackle topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world.

Circle Round

Circle Round

Adapts carefully-selected folktales from around the world into radio plays for kids ages 4 to 10. Each 10- to 20-minute episode explores important issues like kindness, persistence and generosity.

Kids Ask Authors

Kids Ask Authors

A new, weekly 5-10 minute podcast where children’s book author/illustrator Grace Lin and a guest author answer one question from a child reader. Most episodes will end with a book review, poem, short story or a joke by kids!

Search for Books

Search the Sherman Library for Books! 

Virtual Field Tips

Try going on a field trip without leaving the comfort of your house!

The Deep Sea

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See what animals and organisms survive at various depths of the ocean.

Google Earth-Voyager

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Try a wide variety of videos and interactive maps to take all kinds of themed field trips around the world.

The Met 360 Project

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Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City! Make sure to move your iPad around to see in every corner.

San Diego Zoo

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Watch LIVE videos of what the animals are doing at the zoo right now!


Take part in a reading challenge on BeanStack!

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Access Beanstack through Clever on your school iPad!

You can do fun challenges like:



PBS Kids

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Play games with all your favorite characters.

LEGO Challenges

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Do you have LEGOs at home? Try one of these fun activities!

Coding with Tynker

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Practice coding with a variety of fun games. You can play five games for free online, or get the app from Self Service on your school iPad and play unlimited games!