DeISD Libraries Newsletter
In support of the DeSoto ISD mission, DeSoto ISD Library program’s mission is to help each student excel and achieve maximum potential by creating a 21st-century learning environment, fostering a love of reading, and promoting the effective use of information and communications technology.
Through collaboration, the library media faculty partners with the larger DeSoto ISD community to empower students in becoming lifelong learners, responsible citizens, and industrious problem solvers.
Flipgrid Virtual Field Trips
MARCH IS .......
What is Read Across America?
Read Across America Day promotes reading, particularly for children and young adults. Many schools, libraries, and community centers across the United States participate in the day by bringing people together to take part in reading books. Various reading activities and events are held across the country on this day. For example, some students take part in a Read Across America channel designed to showcase student and educator videos around the country. Others make reading pledges, organize book fairs, or read aloud to groups of people.
CELEBRATE READ ACROSS AMERICA WITH DEISD LIBRARIES
School celebrations and traditions may have changed but the importance of keeping readers motivated has not. Books and stories are tools children need now more than ever to discover themselves and understand that the world is far richer and diverse than just their experiences alone. As a friend of the library, your contribution will lighten the day and hopefully encourage our students to continue reading. Please help us send the message that reading matters, that it is important, and that it’s fun! You may either share a book recommendation or create a read-aloud of a short children’s book.
First, select any short children’s book or any middle school or young adult book that you would like to recommend. If you have read a chapter book, share a portion of your chapter book or provide a summary and your review of the book.
Second, find a favorite reading space to record.
Third, submit your read-aloud as an MP4 or MOV to one of our librarians Mrs. Diane Gill or Mrs. Diana Frazier.
Fourth, look for your submission and those of other mystery readers in the DeISD Virtual Libraries. Read Across America Mystery Reader Room
If possible, please send your recording by Feb 28.
Or, if you just want to experience what our Mystery Readers have to offer, join us on March 2 to listen.
Need help finding a book? Check out the resources on the following link.
NEW "SPRING" READING ROOMS ARE HERE!
MARCH CHOICE BOARDS
OUR RELAXATION ROOMS HAVE BEEN A BIG HIT. VISIT YOUR CAMPUS VIRTUAL LIBRARY FOR RELAXING ACTIVITIES.
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH RESOURCES
ST PATRICK'S DAY IS A COMING SOON!
COMING SOON! APRIL CELEBRATIONS & ACTIVITIES
LIBRARY TOOLS & ASSISTANCE
LIBRARY CATALOG - Destiny is a student-friendly search interface that is designed to help students, teachers, and parents search for books in the EMS media center collection, view book covers, see the availability, and call number of search results. Visit our website to access Destiny from anywhere. Searches can be performed without usernames and passwords.
Reference Support - There is a lot of misinformation out there. We help our patrons by locating and providing the most updated, reliable resources. Links to research tools, Britannica, Ebsco, Gale Infotrac, and other resources, are available on the library website.
VISIT US ONLINE
VIRTUAL LIBRARY - Please visit your campus virtual library or campus library website to learn more about your library, access, ebooks, search the library catalog, and much more. Check with the librarian username and password information. Links to all resources can be found on the library website.
VIRTUAL HELP DESK: ASK THE LIBRARIAN
DIGITAL LEARNING COMMONS
Our online library provides access to our Virtual Helpdesk, Library Newsletter, Destiny Circulation System (access to eBooks, audiobooks and interactive resources), read alouds, and campus Zoom links for booktalks.