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Welcome to Emerson's School Library!

There's so much to explore, discover, create, and learn in our library


The library at Emerson exists to extend and enhance the curriculum and serve our students.

Students may visit the library daily to borrow books for pleasure reading, do research online or in the library’s collection of books and periodicals, or to take a few minutes to relax with a book or magazine in our reading area. Checking out and returning books on time takes practice. PreK to 1st have book bags. Our library rules and procedures exist to instill responsibility. 

One of the librarian’s key roles is to assist students as they deepen their exploration of the subjects they’ve encountered in their work. This includes helping students to formulate questions, select research tools, discern key terms for use in indexes and search engines, evaluate sources for developmental and topical suitability, and interpret print and online materials.

Another role the librarian and volunteers relish is helping children choose books to read for pleasure. We make a point of getting to know our students as readers, heeding their interests and concerns. If you have questions about our guidance or insights to offer, please email Mrs. Foust.

Our library is available to students, parents and staff.

The library’s materials include books, a parent/professional library, magazines, and ebooks. Parents are encouraged to check out books and other materials from the school library and the parent/professional library. We have a smaller space for our library this year, but we brought over all of the 14,000 books! We also have around 30,000 ebooks to use on your devices such as phones, nooks and tablets.

We are very proud of our student aides. They make the library a very special place to be. The ten aides have multiple duties and also help at the 2 book fairs. They are chosen by the teachers, the principal and the librarian and must maintain good grades and behavior.

This is the 20th year that the library will be offering "Book Bucks" to students who will read a book and take a computer quiz on it and meet their person goal. The Accelerated Reader quizzes keep track of the points on each book. The points add up to "Bucks." All of the profit from our book fairs goes toward the student "Book Bucks." Last year the students earned over $2,500  to spend at the fair.

Literacy Events

February: Black History Month

March 2: Read Across America Day
March: Women's History Month
April: National Poetry Month


Destiny Quest!

Our online library database

To login to our catalog, click on Emerson Elementary then use your student number for your Username and your Password. Click on Catalog and then Destiny Quest! You can see what books you have checked out, reserve books to get next or make a book bag of your favorites! 

You can also click on Destiny Discover and find ebooks, Databases and cool videos.

Sequoyah Nominees

The Sequoyah Book Awards Program encourages the students of Oklahoma to read books of literary quality. Each year, a list of nominee books is released and children have several months to read them. At least three must be read in order for the student to vote for their favorite. 

Sequoyah was responsible for creating a type of "alphabet" for the Cherokee people. This helped the Cherokees to communicate with each other through the written word, as well as deal politically and socially with the changing American climate.
CLICK HERE to learn more from the Oklahoma Library Association.

Helpful and fun websites


We have two book fairs a year. Our first is just before Thanksgiving Break and includes the Grandparent's Luncheon. Our second is the first week including in May and includes the school's May Day Picnic on that Friday. Our picnic is one of Emerson's oldest traditions. 

Teacher Kristy Bradley poses with Clifford the Big Red Dog at the Emerson bookfair.


The mission of the Tulsa Public Schools' Library Media Services is to promote the skills, experiences, and confidence that will enable children and young adults to use libraries and information resources for lifelong learning.

Library Hours

7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Contact Us


Librarian Susan Foust sits with a large group of students for Read Across America day.