Updated 04/20/20

Reading at Home
NC's Digital Library Books

Open Chrome, go to Destiny Discover, log in with your MSDWT login, and find an ebook to read.

See Mrs. Achgill's directions for step-by-step instructions.

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Once your books are "checked out" you can read them by using the free app "Destiny Read."

The folks at the Internet Archive have loosened borrowing procedures for the National Emergency Library. Online check-out is easy: sign up for a truly free account with an email and password and read with any browser.

IndyPL's Digital Library Books

Indianapolis Public Library has an extensive ebook and digital audio book collection available to anyone with a public library card.

Various formats are available to read with different apps. See Mrs. T's video on getting a temporary card. Email Mrs. Toussant if you just need your public library card number.

Books Beyond the Libraries
  • There are free digital books out there. No need to subscribe or sign up for trials for Project Gutenberg or UPenn's Online Book Page. These are bare-bones sites committed to giving all access to legal PDF copies of works in the public domain...no apps needed to read!

  • Need READ180 quizzes? Then click here.

  • Publisher ABDO has released its ebook collection to students for free at-home reading. Although much of their HS collection is nonfiction, you can still learn a new skill (like origami!) or read to a younger sibling or relative.

  • Publisher Tumblebooks has also released

  • Read a book in another language! Global Storybooks allows readers to hear and read African picture books in many different languages, like Spanish and German. International Children's Digital Library is another great site for books at different interest levels and in many languages like Farsi and Swahili.

EBooks for Senior English

Need an ebook for Eng12CP? Click here for a list of books that you have access to with your MSDWT login info. Need more help? Email Mrs. Toussant.

Book Suggestions and Rosies

The Rosies are an annual list of nominated great YA books that are recommended to Indiana high school students.

        Have you read a Rosie this year? Rate the current 2019-20 Rosie nominees before June 1, 2020 by clicking here.

Beyond Books
  • Many readers and writers love fanfiction sites. Try Teen Ink and Quotev for fanfic works geared to high school students.

  • Feeling like reading some poetry? Try Poets.org and celebrate National Poetry Month during April.

  • Do you enjoy political cartoons? Then give The Week's Political Cartoon page a look. Read cartoons from all sides of the political spectrum.

Email either teacher librarian by clicking on her name.

Helene Achgill

Teacher Librarian, IC Dept. Chair

Lee Toussant

Teacher Librarian

On-campus Office hours:

2:45pm - 4:15 pm -- every Thursday

or by appointment Monday - Wednesday

Information Center Hours  6:45 - 2:35 M - F

We appreciate support from

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North Central High School

1801 E. 86th St.

Indianapolis, IN  46240



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