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Thoreau Elementary Library: Home

Need help finding a good book to read? Here are some good recommended reading resources.

Spanish Library Portal

G Suite

G Mail

Lexia Reading

SORA Online Books

Check out e-books and audiobooks from your school library with SORA.

Log in using your student id and password. 

See your school librarian for help.

Ho Chunk Family Statue

Thoreau's Cabin

Henry's Cabin!



Search the Thoreau Library Catalog

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Books to Discuss Race with Kids


Madison Public Library Virtual Summer Reading Program

Learn From Home! Enrichment Resources

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All Subjects

Mendota Extension Activities from Mr. Sammer! 

Scholastic Learn @ Home


Reading/Writing (Also see the E-books tab above):

Destiny - (Login: Student Number/ Password: School Password)

Sora - (Login: Student Number/ Password: School Password)

Junior Library Guild


Scholastic story starters

After you've read:

Reading Response Questions

Writing about Reading:

Grade K Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5

Bilingual Reading/Writing:

K-5: Escritura creative(Creative Writing)

K-2: Reading Foundational Skills

3-5: Achieve 3000 (Students username and password required)

3-5: Mango Languages for home language learning. (How to)

Free Mango App via Madison Public library

Colorin ColoRadio
Discovery en la Escuela
National Geographic in Español
Smithsonian en español

Social Studies:

Teaching Tolerance
Library of Congress
Zinn Education Project
Lessons of Our Lands
PBS Learning


Bridges Resources: See the Grade-level Bridges tabs above

PBS Math Games
Math Games
MMSD Math resources


Climate Kids
NASA Kids’ Club
Kinetic City
SciGirls website

Amplify Science

Discover, Explore & Learn at Thoreau Library

Don't have a Public Library Card? Get a virtual one for free!

Click on card to sign up for a virtual library card. [You DON'T need one if you already have a library card]

NEW NEWS: Starting Monday, May 11, MPL is starting CURBSIDE PICK-UP OF BOOKS, and phone help. You have to put the book on hold, and the libraries are NOT doing inter-library loans, so you will have to pick up at the library that has your book. More info here.


Sign in using your MMSD network/computer login.


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