Students and staff are welcome to visit the media center at any time—our hours are 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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Media Center Basics
Media Center Staff
Recommend a book or topic for addition to our collection.
Please return books on time so others can enjoy them, too! Books are due 14 days after checkout. Students must pay for damaged or lost books. If a lost book is paid for and later found, the money will be refunded.
Check with your classroom teacher to find out which day you will visit us!
Search for books or check your account online. Use your 4-digit lunch number for both your username and password. To check your account, click on My Info after logging in.
These sites provide student access to reference resources, including newspapers, books, magazines and multimedia content. Accessing the sites from home will require usernames and passwords, provided below.
Database/eBook Sites: Username | Password
World Book: northfield | Raiders
BrainPop: sibleynfld | stars
Facts4Me (8 a.m.-4 p.m., M-F): sibley | stars
Capstone: sibley | stars
BookFlix: sibleynfld | bookflix
eLibrary: northfield | raiders
EBSCO: s8668194 | password
- Reference Databases
Students can access books electronically for free through the following sources:
Follett e-Books provides mostly chapter books that are a digital copy of the paper books, and Capstone Interactive e-Books offer nonfiction picture books and chapter books. You can either view the books online (see below) or by using an app.
- View Capstone Interactive eBooks online.
- View Follett eBooks through the media center online catalog. Once in Destiny Quest, click on “Follett Shelf” at the top, right side of the screen; Login with your 4-digit lunch number for both your username and password; In the list view, you can easily checkout or open the book. (Students are limited to 1 ebook checkout at a time.)
More eBook sources:
Tumblebooks can also be used for free through the Northfield Public Library’s E-Library. Visit the library’s website and scroll down to E-Library to find Tumblebooks or click on its image. You’ll need your library card ID.
Technology / Design
USDA Food Guide (MyPlate)
For Fifth Graders
Technology at Home
We’ve gathered the information below for families to help keep students connected at home, but also to enjoy the internet safely and to learn productively.
- Safety Tools
Raising Children In a Digital World
This presentation was prepared for Sibley families in the spring of 2017. Have patience—it takes a few moments to load. If the three links inside the presentation don’t work: the two Sibley surveys are below and here is the Kid President video.
View the handout from the presentation.
Sibley Survey Results
Links for Teachers
Removing News from Your iPad (2016)
Setting up the Google Drive App on your Computer (2016)
Setting Up your Chrome Tabs (2015)
Viewing Google Calendar on Your iPad
Using Reflector (Projecting Your iPad) (2013)
Recommended Settings for your Student iPads (2013)
Chrome Bookmarks (2016)
Internet Explorer Bookmarks (2016)
Media Lab Calendar