Wanke Library

August 2020

Welcome to Wanke!

Students and Parents,

My name is Mrs. Lockhart. I am the librarian at Wanke and am very excited for a new school year. Although school looks different this year, we will still have opportunities to use the library resources. We are going to be flexible and positive and have a great school year. Let me know if you have any questions!

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Wanke Book Dash

Wanke will begin a curbside service for students and parents to check out library books. A video explaining how to create holds on books will be posted in students' Library Schoology courses. Please do not place books on hold if they will not be able to be picked up. A Sign Up Genius will be set up for you to let me know when you are able to pick up library books. Please do not come to school unless you have received a confirmation email from me. I appreciate your help. Please see the link below for Destiny, the system our district uses as a library catalog and to check books in and out.

Since this is a new process for all of us, the way I am able to do curbside may change from the first time. I thank you in advance for being patient with me as I work out the details and make possible changes.

Something to note, if a patron has any overdue books from this school year, he/she will be unable to check out additional materials until the overdue item(s) are returned. Thank you for understanding.

Interested in signing up for the Wanke Book Dash?


Pick up times will be during the school day. If you are interested in signing up to be able to pick up books for yourself and/or your children, please fill out this Google Form: CLICK HERE. I will use this information to create accounts and to send you a Sign Up for a pick up day and time. Remember, once books are placed on Hold in Destiny (see video link below), you will get a message in Destiny when your hold is ready. That does not mean they are ready for you to pick up. Please only visit Wanke after you have received confirmation from me via email that you have a confirmed day and time, and books to pick up. Thank you for your patience.

Book Safety

Research has been conducted to determine a safe way to check out books. Once books are returned, they will be quarantined for 72 hours before being handled again or checked out. The American Library Association has determined this is a safe amount of time for books, whether they are paperback, hardcover or board books.


Everyone has access to FREE ebooks and audiobooks through SORA. And now we have access to even more ebooks and audiobooks as NISD and SAPL have merged their online collections! I've put directions for adding the SAPL collection to your SORA account below.

Directions for Accessing Sora

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Directions for Merging the NISD and SAPL Digital Collections

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