(513) 231-0780

Media Center

The Maddux Elementary media center offers a variety of books to meet the needs of students and staff.  Fiction and non-fiction books provide opportunities for students to read for pleasure and opportunities to research class projects. The Maddux Elementary media center also helps ensure all students have access to reading materials, information and technology. Through books, computers, magazines and more, students are able to explore interests, conduct research and further their learning.

If a parent suspects that a book is lost, if a book is accidentally returned to the public library or for more media center information, contact Laura Holtkamp, media specialist, at (513) 231-0780 or email


To view a student’s library checkouts, place holds on books, write book reviews and create resource lists, search for materials by content standards:

  1. Go to

  2. Click on “Maddux Elementary School”

  3. Click on “login” in the upper right hand corner of the library search page

  4. Type in Forest Hills username and password

  5. Click “login”

  6. TO SEE CHECKOUTS: Click the “My Info” tab next to the “Catalog” tab to see all library materials checked out, including due dates

  7. Click “logout” when finished


Awesome Library (kid-safe search engine)

Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government

Bibliography Worksheet, Grade 3

Bibliography Worksheet, Grades 4-6

EasyBib (Generate citations for bibliographies)

InfOhio (digital library service)

Fact Monster (reference materials, fun facts, homework help and more)

Gameaquarium 3-6 (educational games)

Gameaquarium Junior (educational games)

Homework Helpers

KidSpace (Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County)

Kids Math Games

Library of Congress

Merriam-Webster Online (dictionary and thesaurus)

Merriam-Webster’s Word Central (word, spelling, and language fun) (games and resources)

Pebblego (research site for emerging readers)

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County


Ohio Digital Library (Download audio books, ebooks and music for free with a valid library card from Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton Co.)

Tumble Books (online collection of animated, talking picture books)

Webonatus (empowering students to make responsible online decisions)