DeISD Libraries Newsletter

Fall 2021

OUR MISSION

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.
Join us in the DeISD Fall Reading Challenge. Read a book of your choice. (You might take a look at some of the eBooks in Destiny). Then, create a book review with Flipgrid that is 120 seconds or less and upload the review in Flipgrid. (Instructions for Flipgrid are on the Summer Reading Challenge link.)


We want you to convince other readers to select your book. So, give the title, author, a brief summary, and your own rating of the book (1-5 stars). The more convincing and creative you are, the more likely your classmates will be to follow your lead and read the book!

LATEST READING CHALLENGE BOOK REVIEW

Be sure to listen to our latest book review by Jourdin Washington-Denson and find out if you would like to follow his lead. Jourdin does a great job telling us about one of his favorite books. He lets us know a little about the plot, the characters, and even rates the book. Thanks, Jourdin!

https://flipgrid.com/s/5U-Qb5CGizmb

FLIPGRID VIRTUAL FIELDTRIPS

Our friends at Flipgrid have planned lots of special weekly Flipgrid Virtual Field Trips for everyone to join. Select the image below to find out more.

YES! YOUR LIBRARY IS OPEN!

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GET A GOOD BOOK!

To check out books patrons select a book from our digital collection (ebooks). Instructions can be found on the following DESTINY FOR ELEMENTARY LIBRARIES or DESTINY FOR SECONDARY LIBRARIES.

LIBRARY TOOLS & ASSISTANCE

DESTINY

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.


Kindergarten thru 5th Grade Virtual Libraries & Destiny

Middle & High School Virtual Libraries & Destiny

EBOOKS

Books! Books! And More Books! - We are still a book provider! We can still provide online resources for patrons. We have eBooks, audiobooks, and interactive books available through our online catalog, Destiny. Check out a book from anywhere you have internet access. Students will need their username and password to check out an online resource.

RESEARCH TOOLS

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.


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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

HELP DESK - We are available to answer questions concerning Destiny access, learning apps such as Schoology, Google (GAFE) apps, and educational electronic resources. In addition, we provide tech tips for students and teachers. You can always reach a librarian at ASK THE LIBRARIAN.

DIGITAL LEARNING COMMONS

SCHOOLOGY - Visit your campus Virtual Library for a selection of virtual activities. Our online virtual library has links to virtual activities including virtual reading rooms, virtual escape rooms, podcasts, calming rooms, virtual field trips and read alouds by staff and friends of the library.


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.

CAMPUS VIRTUAL LIBRARIES

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