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Student Destiny Log In Directions

Students are able to log in to Destiny to see what books they have out and to read the library's collection of eBooks. Follow the instructions outlined in this link 

eBook Resources

Click here to see a list of eBook resources. 

Summer Reading Resources

See the link above (under eBook Resources) for more summer reading options. 
MyOn eBooks
Click on the link below to have access to over 6,500 eBooks. This is a trial subscription of Capstone's MyOn book collection that is being offered to all Georgia students. The trial ends on August 30, 2020.

School Name: Get Georgia Reading
User Name: dekalbcounty
Password: read 
Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program
Read any 8 books this summer, write a short (very short) summary of each and between July 1 and August 31 you may pick up one free book from the list for your grade (rising 1st through rising 6th) on this form: Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Giveaway.
Sora is an eBook library provided by our school district. Click on the link or log in through Clever.  You can also add the DeKalb County Public Library eBook collection to your Sora account. Here is a tip sheet to help you get started. 
DeKalb County Public Library (DCPL)
The DCPL will have a summer reading program for children and adults. As of mid-May the program had not yet been added to their website. When it is posted you will be able to find it at the link below. The public library always has great resources on their webiste (eReadKids eBooks, BookFlix, TumbleMath and more). Check them out here: https://www.dekalblibrary.org/kids (the link to the summer reading program is on the left side of the webpage). 

Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl

The Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl team is comprised of 4th and 5th graders. Team tryouts in will take place in the fall. The tentative date for the tryouts will be posted over the summer. The list of books for the 2020-2021 school year can be found here. Three of these books will be used for the tryout. These 3 books are Lemons, Song for a Whale and The Unteachables (eBook versions of these books are available through the school district's Sora OverDrive account. Log in information for Sora can be found here)
Book Descriptions Please read the descriptions/reviews before returning the permission slip. If there are any of these books (outside of the tryout books) that you do not want your child to read, your child may still participate.  
Please contact Mrs. Pansini if you have any questions or concerns. 
Our team is limited to 10 students.

Vanderlyn Library Media Center

Gail Pansini, Librarian

                      Media Center Hours                      
7:50am - 2:05pm, Monday - Friday
 When visiting the library in small groups, students need a pass from their teacher. 
                      Checkout Allowances                       
Students in grades PreK through 2 may have 2 books checked out at a time. Third, fourth and fifth graders may have 3 books. 
The loan period is two weeks. Books must be returned on time in order to check out new books.

May the Fourth --- Star Wars Day

May the Fourth --- Star Wars Day
Click here for the following May the Fourth activites:
  • Learn how to log into Sora (a collection of eBooks) to read The Strange Case of Origami Yoda and other Star Wars books. (The DeKalb County School District Sora account has over 600 books on a wide variety of topics.)
  • Learn how to create origami Star Wars characters
  • Code a Star Wars Galaxy
  • Color your own Star Wars bookmarks
  • Create a Porg paper chain
  • Complete a Star Wars word search
  • Complete Star Wars crossword puzzles
We hope you have fun!!! 
May the force be with you,
Vanderlyn parent Mrs. Sansbury and Mrs. Pansini  
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