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Library and Media Resources

Storytime with Ellen - My Friend is Sad (don't miss special guest Andrew Slater in this week's video!)

Storytime with Ellen - My Many Colored Days

Storytime with Ellen - The Enormous Carrot, Magic Box

To access the below resources that our librarians have curated please contact Ellen or Margot for login information.

Online catalog to search books in our collection

Encyclopedia Britannica Online

Ed1stop (for student use)
Access Worldbook Encyclopedia Online, BrainPop and more

Pebble Go (K-3)
Database to teach kids about research, reporting, and citing sources.

TeachingBooks is an online database of thousands of multimedia resources you can use to explore children's and young adult books and their authors.

Marin County Free Library

San Francisco Public Library

Common Lit Website (3-8)
Common Lit is a free collection of fiction and nonfiction for 3rd-12th grade classrooms. Search and filter the collection by lexile, grade, theme, genre, literary device, or common core standard.

Newslea is a database of current events stories tailor-made for classroom use.

Audible has now offered hundreds of free titles for kids to listen to. Here is the link to share with your classes.


Ellen Abrams

Ellen Abrams


Ellen Abrams is the lower school librarian at Marin Primary & Middle School. This is Ellen’s 21st year at MP&MS where she began as a classroom teacher in sixth and third grade before transitioning into the library. Ellen loves early literacy and incorporates her theatrical background and passion for mindfulness into her story times and library lessons. Outside of school, Ellen enjoys reading, hiking the beautiful trails in Marin County, and travel.

Ellen received her BA in Psychology from Syracuse University and her M.S.Ed from Bank Street Graduate School of Education.

Margot Holtzman

Margot Holtzman


Margot Holtzman is the middle school librarian, digital citizenship instructor and an eighth grade advisor at Marin Primary & Middle School. This is Margot’s 21st year at MP&MS. First, as a parent to her three children who attended school here and then as a seventh grade teacher and substitute teacher before transitioning into the library. Margot’s passion for middle schoolers and YA literature make this a perfect match. Margot is a polyglot, a hiker, and a violinist and violist with the Mill Valley Philharmonic.

Margot received her BA in Applied Language and Linguistics as well as her ESL teaching credential from Macalester College.