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Library Media Center

library media center

Welcome to the Hawthorn Library Media Center!
The LMC is home to thousands of picture books, chapter books, fiction and non-fiction. We hope we can help you love reading!


Search Engines


  • The Mid-Continent Public Library Databases have reliable, trustworthy information.  Use your library card to access these great resources.
  • Primary Search Database is a full-text database providing children's magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a large image collection. 
  • Explora Database for K-5 researchers. This is a terrific database for reliable research information.
  • Pebble GO is a database for K-3 researchers.


  • Sora
    Click the Sora iconto access eBooks and audio books. Enter your username -"s number"  and your password. This is the same username and password you use for all devices. 
  • EBSCOhost
    Click on the EbscoHost eBook icon to access K-8 eBook selections.

Award Books

We celebrate these award books! Updated lists come out each spring. 

  • Missouri Building Block Award
    These are great books for early readers. Hawthorn kindergartners will vote at school this year.
  • Great Kids Can Read
    These are recommended for students who read near a 3rd grade level.  Students who read or hear 4 will vote at school.
  • Show Me Readers Award
    These are wonderful books for elementary students to read alone or with an adult.  Hawthorn 1st and 2nd graders will vote at school this year.
  • Mark Twain Readers Award
    These are
    recommended for students who read at the 4th-6th grade level.  Students who
    read or hear 4 will vote at school.

Ms. Boshard's Bookshelves 

Shine! By J.J. and Chris Grabenstein

J.J. Grabenstein and Chris Grabenstein 

2021-2022 Mark Twain Award Nominees

Shine! By J.J. and Chris Grabenstein

by J.J. Grabenstein, Chris Grabenstein 

2021-2022 Building Block Nominees

Bad Dog by Mike Boldt

by Mike Boldt

  • Building Block Nominees

Show Me Readers Award

Great Kids Can Read

Nicole Boshard, library media specialist

Nicole Boshard

Media Specialist
Contact Ms. Boshard

Book Suggestions and Recommended Books

Book Suggestions
Do you have a book suggestion for the library? Please fill out our book suggestion form

Recommended Books
Destiny Online Catalog
Use your district username and password to log in to your school. Locate materials in the Hawthorn Elementary library, find out what you already have checked out, or create your own reading list.