Library newsletter

 

Welcome to the library for 2020-2021!¬† Like everything else, library looks a little different this year.¬† We still have over 10,000 physical books but now we also have Sora by Overdrive, which is an online library of e-books and audiobooks.¬† It gives us access to the Montana Libraries¬†To¬†Go and thousands of titles are at your fingertips!¬† If you haven‚Äôt already, please¬†get¬†in and take a look…..¬† you can download the app to any device and switch between them without losing your place!¬† Links and directions will be posted on the Jim Darcy website.¬†

Student check out will be very different.¬† All students will still get books each week, but now they will go into the Follett Destiny (library) catalog.¬† If the teacher uses¬†Clever¬†they will click on the icon and be signed in, if not the sign in information is below.¬† Once they are in¬†Destiny¬†they place the book or books they want on hold and then I deliver them to their classroom or locker.¬† I will pick up library books in the classroom each morning, then check them in and put them in quarantine.¬† I am planning to do Group A Check in on Monday and Group A Check out and delivery on Tuesday.¬† DLI check in and check out will be Wednesday from 8-10 in the cafeteria.¬† Group B will have check in on Thursday and have Check out and delivery on Friday. We may adjust as I see how it works….everything¬†is trial and error right now!¬† Kindergarten and first graders will have a menu with¬†pictures¬†and they will circle what types of books they want, then choose¬†off of¬†the menu again the next week, after they have returned their book.¬† We will be teaching the lower grades to place holds and if you would like your student to have a specific book, you can either get¬†in¬† the¬†catalog to place the hold or send me an email.¬† I also made a Google form for check out that students can fill out to get books.¬†¬†Library form¬†

A tutorial with step by step directions will be on the website.  Here is how to get into the catalog:  You can log in with Clever or go to the Jim Darcy website and click on the library catalog link: https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/18212  Once you are in there, the Username: 1st initial and last name …  ie: agondeiro and Password: student ID number six digits, 123456.  Then look through the catalog or enter titles in the search box.  Once you find a book you want, click on it and if you are signed in, a hold button appears with a favorite button beneath it.  Click the hold and it will be delivered to you!  If your student is a DLI student, the books they choose will be available for pick up on Wednesdays in the cafeteria on a library cart in a brown paper bag with their name on it.   There will also be a book return bin in the cafeteria for returns. 

To get into our Sora App, click this link:  https://mslsdcmt.libraryreserve.com/10/45/en/SignIn2.htm?branchid=5070&URL=Default.htm

You can also get to it through the library catalog, the library website or through Clever.  To sign in, use the same sign as Destiny: first initial, last name for user name and ID number for your password!

If anyone has trouble or needs me to place holds for you, email me at agondeiro@helenaschools.org.  Also, the Lewis and Clark library will have the bookmobile at Jim Darcy every other Wednesday, so see the website for details!