Parent Media Center Resources

Library Media Center Policies

Students go with their classes to the media center once per week for instruction in essential information literacy and research skills. Students in Kindergarten and First grades may check 1 book out per week. Students from Second grade to Sixth grade may check out 2 books per week. Books are due each week during library. Students can also renew their books. The media center is open for book exchange in the morning before classes begin. We don't charge overdue fines, but send notices home when books are overdue.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access online resources?

To access our online resources such as Pebble Go, Pebble Go Next and World Book Online you need our school's username and password. Please contact our school librarian if you need this information.

What is my HPS Google Account?

Every student has a Google Account established for them by the district with their unique username and password.

G Suites Accounts for Education allows students access to online tools that provide workspace for the creation of documents, spreadsheets and encourage collaboration and creativity. 

Your username and password are established by the district. If you need a reminder, please contact your school librarian.

What is the district's Acceptable Use Policy?

Students, and their parents, must sign a district "Acceptable Use Policy" (AUP).  The AUP describes what is expected from each student in terms of behaviors related to technology use. The broad categories of behaviors are divided into four behavioral areas:

  • Respect and protect the privacy of others
  • Respect and protect the integrity, availability, and security of all electronic resources
  • Practice good digital citizenship
  • Use technologies appropriately.

HPS Acceptable Use Policy

HPS Elementary Student AUP Agreement

What is QwertyTown and can I use it from home?

Yes, you can access QwertyTown from any keyboarded device with internet access by signing into the Clever Portal with your username and password.

QwertyTown is a web-based keyboarding platform that teaches typing and online communication skills. Students are introduced to this platform and are encouraged to use it at home to build essential keyboarding skills.  

Contact the school's library teacher if you need a reminder about your account information.

 

Do you have eBooks and audio books?

Yes, we have eBooks and online audiobooks available through our offerings in the Destiny Catalog. Use your personal student username and password to access this account. You have the option to read eBooks online or download them through the Follett Brytewave app.

The following devices support the Follett Brytewave app: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad (ios 6.0 and above), Android (3.0 and above) tablet devices, Nook HD, Nook HD+ and Kindle

The Follett Brytewave K-12 App can be downloaded through iTunes.  If you are using an Android, the app must be downloaded through Google Play.


In addition, Hamden Public Library has a wide variety of eBooks and online audio books that can be accessed from their website.

What is Clever?

Clever is an online portal that give students a single login to access several different online accounts the district provides for you.  To access, follow this link to Clever and provide your login name and password.

What is my username and password?

Student accounts are created by Hamden Public Schools and are unique to each student. This information is sent home with students at the beginning of the year. If you need help, please contact the school librarian.

How many books can I borrow?

The number of items you can borrow from the library media center depends on what grade level you are in. In general, the borrowing limits are:

Kindergarten  1 item
Grade 1  2 items
Grade 2  2 items
Grade 3  3 items
Grade 4  3 items
Grade 5  4 items
Grade 6  4 items