Welcome to the Walnut Elementary Media Center website. We are very proud of our library and hope you will have the opportunity to visit in person. If not, you can follow our progress here on the web.
Browse our library catalog online by clicking on the link below. You can search to see what we have available at any time.
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Research tools - Our students have access to an excellent online research tool that is free to all K-12 students in the state of Ohio. It is called Infohio and gives kids the opportunity to search many different databases to find information on any topic they need. The address is www.infohio.org. Students will need a username and password for home use, and can get those from the library. Any parent wanting to know the username and password can contact me at school.
We have added a new resource this year called FactCite. Our subscription includes "Biography for Beginners," "Shapers of Society" and "Sports Champions." Students will be given a password for home use of FactCite.
Any student with a Pickaway county library card can use research materials found on the Pickaway County library website. There is a wealth of information for home use. The Pickaway County library website is http://www.pickawaylib.org.
You will find other resource links on Walnut's Destiny home page, including links to the websites of authors who have visited our school. Simply click on the Destiny logo above to see what else is available.
I'm looking forward to another great school year!
Walnut Elementary Librarian
Book Fair - Walnut's Book Fair will be open from September 24 - October 5. This year's theme is "Enchanted Forest Book Fair - Let Your Imagination Grow!" If you can't make it in person, you can use the link below to shop our fair online.
2018 Author Visit - In May of 2018, Walnut welcomed illustrators Christopher and Jeanette Canyon. We had a wonderful time learning and singing along with the Canyons.
2017 Author Visit - On May 18, 2017, author and wildlife photographer Michael P. O'Neill visited Walnut. We had a wonderful day learning about ocean life and ways to protect the habitat in which these animals live. Mr. O'Neill has gifted our school with a beautiful framed print of one of his photographs, which will hang on our author wall. Many thanks to him for one of our best visits ever!
2016 Author Visit - Author Lisa Wheeler visited Walnut on May 18, 2016. Our staff and students had a great time learning about how she researches and writes her stories.
2015 Illustrator Visit
- In May 2015, illustrator Tim Bowers visited Walnut. Everyone enjoyed the day and the students had a great time learning to draw using the techniques shown to them by Mr. Bowers. Photos of the day can be found on Walnut's Facebook page