DeISD Library Newsletter

Summer 2020

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Recommended Reading Lists by Grade Level

Visit this site for a recommended reading list by grade level. The site also includes information about summer reading activities, events, and summer reading programs.

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Our Virtual Makerspace Is Open!

Welcome to Our Virtual Makerspace where you can create, imagine, read, learn, discover and more. And one of the best parts...It's open all day long! Have fun, friends.

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Book & Reading Virtual Challenges

DeSoto Public Library offers virtual summer activities including book cover design, reading square challenges, and 30 days "screenless" challenge. Click HERE for the DeSoto Public Library Virtual activities.

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Welcome to our Virtual Camp Adventure!

It's Time For The 12-Week Virtual Camp Adventure! Where reading, learning, and creating can take you on adventures all summer long!

National Library News

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State of America's Libraries Report 2020

The State of America’s Libraries report is an annual summary of library trends released during National Library Week, April 19 – 25, that outlines statistics and issues affecting all types of libraries during the previous calendar year. Although the report focuses on 2019, libraries are shown to be on the frontlines addressing societal and community challenges — a role they are certainly playing during the COVID-19 pandemic today. Many libraries serve as first responders who take on roles outside of traditional library services that support patrons’ needs and community development. Functioning at various times as career counselors, social workers, teachers, and technology instructors, library staff give special care to adopt programs and services that support the most vulnerable and curious.
Reading Follett eBooks in Destiny Discover

The tools available when reading Follett eBooks in Destiny Discover™ were designed specifically for students and educators. They include powerful note-taking features, searching, and more.

Reading a Follett Ebook Cover to Cover

Audio Books/eBooks

Storyline Online

The SAG Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Kevin Costner, Betty White and dozens more.

Open Library

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

Project Gutenberg

A library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired.

Digital Resources

The World eBook

The World Book eBooks platform includes a rich library of beautifully illustrated titles for all ages and interests.

PBS LearningMedia

Inspire your students with thousands of free teaching resources including videos, lesson plans, and games aligned to state and national standards.


Live events by author name, social media handle, and platform.


Highlights Kids Magazine

A monthly magazine for children ages 6 to 12. They filled it with stories, adventures, brainteasers, and, of course, our beloved Hidden Pictures puzzles.

Scholastic Classroom Magazine

Scholastic Classroom Magazines combine texts with digital resources to ignite student engagement and raise achievement in every content area. These free articles cover popular topics, from current events to social and emotional learning.

National Geographic for Kids

National Geographic Kids is aimed at six years and up who want to find out more about the world around them. It contains a superb blend of photos, facts, and articles presented in a cheery style, making it perfect for keeping kids' attention.

News and Media Resources


School Library News


DeSoto ISD serves more than 8,000 students and is comprised of 13 campuses serving students from early childhood through graduation in DeSoto, Glenn Heights, and Ovilla.