Laura Dowd, Librarian


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The Nolan Elementary Library is an engaging environment where children can discover their interests through books, media, and hands-on experiences. This is a space where creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking intersect. The library supports all students and staff, and adheres to Tennessee State Standards as well as the AASL National Standards for libraries.

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Check-Out Limits:

All students are encouraged to check out a variety of books during their weekly visits to the library. Kindergarten and First Grade students can choose two books each week. Picture Books, Nonfiction Early Readers, and Easy Chapter Books are available in the early elementary section of the library.

Second through Fifth Graders are able to check out 3 books at a time from any section in the library. The librarian is always available to help recommend appropriate sections, quality nonfiction for research, and exciting titles for pleasure reading.

The students demonstrate autonomy and independence by checking out the books themselves on the library database.

All students are able to have up to 4 books on their library account at one time. The database will not permit more than 4 books on a student account.

Parents will receive an automated email for books that are overdue on student accounts throughout the school year. Teachers receive a weekly report of student book selections.

Lost book fines are not collected until the end of the year, in the event of a recovery.

For more information on check-out limits, please contact your child's teacher or Mrs. Dowd.

Birthday Book Club

Donating Books to the Library

If you wish to make a book donation to the library, please visit this site or contact Nolan. We appreciate your donations!


Library Search Engine

Search our online database to see what's new, what's hot, and what everyone's reading! You do not need a log-in account to search our virtual bookshelves.

AR Reader

How to Submit a Book Review


Click on Library website


Login at the top: The username is the student's first and middle name, ex. Jane Elaine

The password is the student's four digit birthday, (Month & Day) ex. 1225


Use the search box to find the title of the book that is ready to review.


Click the Hyperlinked Title of the book.


Click the blue Review Book button option on the right.


Write a Review that includes the genre, character, problem, and recommendation.


Click the blue Submit button.


I will receive an email of the review which can be approved or denied depending on content and effort.


Approved reviewers will be invited to the monthly button-making session as their incentive.

Mrs. Dowd

Mrs. Dowd, Librarian

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