~Welcome to the McCarthy Library!~

  • Welcome! I am Mrs. Barney and I am the Library Media Specialist at McCarthy Elementary. Library Media is all about learning to find books we enjoy and information we need, and learning to be smart, safe, and responsible users of technology.

    My Library Page on Clever  Purple owl icon for Mrs. Barney's Page on Clever is a great way to get to the library catalog and other links for reading and finding books, and to fun games and activities that will keep your brain going and growing! The links below also have some of that helpful information.

    Do you need book ideas? Check out the 2021 Summer Reading site. The If You Like page is a great place to look. You can find that link on My Clever Page too!

    You can find out what books we have by searching our Library catalogbelow. If you log in with your school email address (in the upper right corner), you can even ask for a book to be held for you! If you need help finding something to read, you can always ask me during Library or send me an email

    Be safe, be well and read, read, read!

      ~Mrs. Barney, Library Media Specialist 


Destiny Catalog Search

Sites for Reading, Research and Fun

  •     Stories read by famous people.              Use code prx3767.        Sora E-books      Gale Research Tools

     Storyline Online logo           Epic! logo          Blue Sora logo with cartoon astronaut soaring. Click to enter Sora.  Gale Elementary Databases logo 

     Encyclopedia Britannica:  Blue and yellow Britannica School encyclopedia logo  Blue and yellow Britannica Escolar encyclopedia logo  yellow and blue Britannica Escola encyclopedia logo link

    Livros em Portuguêse

                      International Children's Digital Library logo   

    Libros en Español

         Stack of books image              International Children's Digital Library logo     Vivaleer Cuentos Digitals

    Barbieri Biblioteca Virtual                                                  Cuentos Digitales

    Typing apps

         Typing.com blue logo. Click to enter.   Dance Mat Typing Level 1    Dance Mat Typing Level 2

        Use Clever to get to Typing.com!

    Learning Games and Fun websites

    Starfall   ABCya   Online Coloring  National Geographic Kids   Wonderopolis   DK Find Out image  Nasa logo      Hour of Code                                             Learning Liftoff     


  • Reading ideas from the Summer Reading Website, gr. K-5 2021

    The website has all of the grade K-5 lists (in English, en Espanol, em Portugese), lists of other great books and reading websites, plus how-to videos that show you how to use the different reading platforms linked to the lists. Friendly and fun with lots of book ideas!

    You will need a library card to use FPL/Overdrive and Hoopla; use your Google login for Sora.

    Click the image to go to the main list, or to sign up for a Framingham library card.

     Summer reading logo with iguana and books   Library card image- get a public library card

    If you haven't used digital books, these videos will help you learn how to find and download e-books and audiobooks to read this summer.

    If you want just the PDF of all K-12 reading lists, go to the FPS district summer reading page.