Online Databases



The library media center strives to be a center of collaborative learning that produces creative students who have an appreciation of literature, critical thinking skills, and a respect for others and self. The mission of the school library is to provide students with the opportunity to become not only lifelong users of information, but also creators of information. The library will support the curriculum by collaborating with teachers, developing a collection which is representative of the community, and implementing literacy instruction for students.
Access information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from your desktop or mobile device by logging on to NOVELNY - the New York Online Virtual Electronic Library. A wide variety of resources - books, magazines, newspapers, maps, charts, research and reference books that are available to every New Yorker, free of charge, NOVELNY saves time on endless, frustrating searches. Providing comprehensive information, NOVELNY is well organized and has been judged to be accurate and fair. Geolocation allows user access based on the user's location as determined by their IP address. What this means is that as long as you are in New York, you can access these databases 24/7. I have provided a link for students:
Resources for Students. Save time. Find what you're looking for fast. NOVEL NY is your shortcut to answers to questions, homework help, and better grades.

Web Sites to Support Curricular Goals

Web Sites to Support Curricular Goals

There may be times when students wish to improve their skills or advance their knowledge in different subjects. The following web sites may help them achieve their goals:

​​Imagine Learning
​Storyline Online
​Oxford Owl

DreamBox Learning
Xtra Math
Math Playground

National Geographic Kids
NASA Kids Club
Discovery Kids

Pebble Go
​Highlights Kids
PBS Kids
​Brain Pop
Typing Without Tears

Student Achievement and School Libraries

Link Between Student Achievement and School Libraries

Test scores at PS/IS 208 are higher than the New York City average. At a meeting held on June 4–5, 2007 the U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, now part of the Institute of Museum and Library Services-an independent agency of the federal government, addressed the clear link between school library programs and student achievement. Numerous studies conducted since that date have reached the same conclusion.   PS/IS 208 has been fortunate enough to employ fully licensed, experienced school librarians since the school’s opening over a decade ago.