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Learning Commons

The Learning Commons provides a physical and digital space for students to collaborate, inquire, imagine and create, all while expanding and deepening their education and love of reading. With the assistance of our Library Media Specialists, students can develop 21st century skills and critical thinking as they participate in activities and utilize resources.

Mark Twain Award Nominees


By Gordon Korman

A Place to Hang the Moon

By Kate Albus


By Deva Fagan

One Kid's Trash

By Jamie Sumner

Once Upon a Camel

By Kathi Appelt


By R.J. Palacio

Tangled Up in Luck

By Merrill Wyatt

Six Feet Below Zero

By Ena Jones

The Hidden Knife

By Melissa Marr

The Night Ride

By J. Anderson Coats

The Lion of Mars

By Jennifer L. Holm

Worst Case Collin

By Rebecca Caprara

Show Me Reader Nominees

A Walk in the Words

by Hudson Talbott

Be Strong

by Pat Zietlow Miller

I Eat Poop: A Dung Beetle Story

By Mark Pett

Hugo and the Impossible Thing

by Renee Felice Smith

Invasion of the Unicorns

By David Biedrzycki

Negative Cat

By Sophie Blackall

Norman Didn't Do It! (Yes, He did.)

By Ryan T. Higgins

The Bruce Swap

By Ryan T. Higgins


By Elaine Vickers

What Can You Do With a Rock

By Pat Zietlow Miller

Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award Nominees

Cows Go Boo!

By Steve Webb

I'm a Unicorn

By Helen Yoon

Don't Eat Bees: (Life Lessons from Chip the Dog)

By Dev Petty

I'm Terrified of Bath Time

By Simon Rich

Mel Fell

By Corey R. Tabor


By Breanna Carzoo

One Sheep, Two Sheep

By Tammi Sauer 

Shhh! The Baby's Asleep

By JaNay Brown-Wood

People Are Wild

By Margaux Meganck

The Book of Rules

By Brian Gehrlein


The District’s library management system, Destiny Discover, allows readers to find eBooks, audiobooks, popular finds, and more.



Contact the Library Media Specialist.