Library & Media Center

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Two students work on a podcast project in the library.
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 Mrs. Nancy Yurek, Library Media Specialist
SRES Media Center: 480-362-2451

Mrs. Yurek is the Salt River Elementary School Librarian

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday 7:45 AM - 2:45 PM
Early Release Days 7:45 AM - Noon
MakerSpace is open daily during recess.

SRES Library Catalog

Media Center Etiquette
Students are welcome to visit the Media Center every day. Students can stop by in the morning before school begins to switch out books or take an Accelerated Reader Quiz. The library has open access all day long, students are welcome to visit throughout the day with a hall pass from their teacher or during recess. Click here to watch an important video about how to take care of books.

2023 Grand Canyon Reader Awards

Throughout this school year, SRES Librarian Mrs. Yurek introduced students to 10 books that were nominated for the 
2023 Grand Canyon Reader Award. Each book was filled with amazing illustrations and powerful storytelling.

SRES students voted on their favorite book; the same books was also chosen as the statewide winner: "This is a Taco!" by Andrew Cangelose. Have you read it yet? It is hilarious! 

Click here to learn about the 2024 GCRA nominees

Check out these FREE online literacy resources!

Enjoy FREE access to a vast selection of e-books for students of all ages! myOn by Renaissance is the perfect tool for giving kids access to a wide range of books while schools and libraries are closed. myOn offers great collection of reading selections that one can use to engage students. Log in today through your student Renaissance (AR login) account.


Link to Tumblebooks website.

Get FREE access toTumbleBooks, which are animated, talking picture books that teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. Log in today:

Username: saltelem
Password: books

 Click here to visit BookFlix.

Students get FREE access to BookFlixfrom Scholastic, which  pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. Log in today with these credentials:

Username: saltriver
Password: saltriver


Click here to visit the TrueFlix website.

Spend time with FREE access to TrueFlix by Scholastic, which is a nonfiction literacy resource where students build knowledge of subject-area content through paired videos and ebooks while sharpening important literacy skills. Log in today:

Username: saltriver
Password: saltriver

Library Specials Videos

It’s a favorite time of year: School begins and we gather together as a school family! Mrs. Yurek welcomes students back to the SRES library! Click here to watch other great literacy videos produced by Salt River Schools!

Mrs. Yurek gives students an overview of the SRES online library catalog, Destiny.

Whether you are completely unfamiliar with Accelerated Reader or just need a quick refresher on how to take an AR quiz on a book you recently read, Mrs. Yurek will take you through the steps which include how to login and how to navigate through the process.

Very young children are active and busy. It can often be a challenge for them to relax when the time arrives to sit and listen to a story read by a teacher, librarian, or even a family member. Mrs. Yurek introduces a calming technique to use when settling down to read. It’s a technique that Daniel Tiger uses in the story Daniel Tiger Goes to the Library, read by Mrs. Yurek in this SRES Library Read Aloud. Click here for more information for a successful read aloud time with our youngest readers.


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