Oakridge Library is the beating heart of our school where students learn the skills to evaluate information for accuracy, validity, social and cultural context, and appropriateness for need.  During storytimes, they contribute to discussions in which multiple viewpoints are expressed.  Their curiosity flourishes by reading widely and deeply, and they develop the intrinsic motivation that can lead to a lifelong love of reading.

Students can access the library’s resources via Canvas

or click here for our catalog in Follett Destiny Discover.

Click here for ebooks and databases in MackinVia.

  • Family and friends book clubs.  Read, listen and talk about a book together.  Our library has book club sets (print and ebooks).  Contact Ms. Bentall for more information.
  • In Order to Create a More Perfect Union…
    • A collection of digital and print books at Oakridge Elementary School library that focus on the themes of action, justice, identity, diversity, and empathy. Use your APS log-in to read and request the digital books.
  •  Individualized Help
    • Readers’ Advisory (What to read next?)
    • Research (access to databases and search strategies)
    • Email librarian: Karen.Bentall@apsva.us





Tel: 703 228 8820

Hours: Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.



Ms. Bentall

RT @sabinelittle: "Bilingual pupils have an advantage when it comes to understanding how language works." Yes, yes and thrice yes at @prof
Published July 03, 21 9:36AM

Ms. Bentall

How do you say that? Celebrating our marvelous multi-lingual community from Amharic to Welsh with Ms. Ali & me at this week's Book at Bedtime. @OakridgeConnect reads 'Little Treasures: Endearments From Around the World' by Jacqueline K. Ogburn and @ChrisRaschka. https://t.co/Ih06v2hqGX
Published June 03, 21 6:05AM

Ms. Bentall

@KateMessner I’ve become less invested in labels assigned to books and more interested in how they engage children in a critical dialogue about what is and isn’t ‘true.’ “Informational” does the job. It leaves room for students to consider the veracity & the author’s sources.
Published May 22, 21 6:05AM