Library Media Center
Click HERE for Destiny.
Destiny Username is your MSIS# (lunch number). Destiny Password is your first name (all lower case).
Want to recommend that the library purchase a book? Fill out the Google Form HERE.
2020-2021 School Year

To prevent the spread of COVID, the DCMS library is not currently open for students to browse. Here are some commonly asked questions and answers:

Will students be able to check out library books? YES

How do students check out library books? The students will use the online cataloging system, Destiny, to search for books and place books on hold.  After the student puts a book on hold, the librarian will check it out and  deliver the book to the student's English teacher.

How does the student know when the library book is due?  The due date will be stamped inside the front cover of the book and the student can see the due date when logged into Destiny.

How do the students return library books?  There will be a large tub placed outside the main library doors where students will put books when they are ready to return them.

What procedures are being taken to prevent the spread of COVID?  The books returned each day will be untouched and set aside for 72 hours before checked in and re-shelved.   

Will the students get a fine since the books will not be checked in for 72 hours? No, a 3 day grace period has been set in Destiny. 

How can I access the library in Schoology?  Email the librarian at jennifer.davis@dcsms.org to request the course code.  

DCMS Library Mission Statement

The Desoto Central Middle Schools mission is to provide an innovative 21st century learning environment that not only educates and promotes effective use of information, but also inspires lifelong learning, a love of reading, and a sense of pride and strength in our community.

Contact

Jennifer Davis

Phone: 662-349-6660 ext.120

Email: jennifer.davis@dcsms.org

Welcome

DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR REMIND 101 FOR LIBRARY MESSAGES!!

The information is located in the 'forms' section.

LIBRARY SCHEDULE

At this time, students will NOT be coming to the library with their English classes. They will be checking out books remotely through Destiny. I have shared a video with the English teachers explaining how to login to Destiny and place a book on hold. I will deliver books to English teachers. Students will pick them up from there.

Students are allowed to checkout TWO books at a time for a FOUR week checkout window. If you need longer than four weeks, you will need to stop by the main doors of the library in the morning to recheck your book. You MUST have your library book with you in order to renew it.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

I have worked really hard over the last couple of years to make our library a more inviting and warm place for our students to come and read and do research. We currently have over 12,000 books, 30 magazine subscriptions, 2 newspaper subscriptions, 14 student computers, and several reading centers.

 

Classes are normally scheduled by English teachers to come every three weeks. Once I am given permission for students to start coming back to the library, they are also welcome to come to the library before school, during break, during lunch (with a note), between classes, during study hall, and after school (just don't miss the bus). Books can be checked out for a period of four weeks. Books can be rechecked only one time. Students must know their MSIS# in order to check out books as they will be required to key in this number. Students are assessed late fines (.10 per day) and replacement costs on all materials checked out to them.

 

Students are allowed to use the computers in the library for individual and class research and classroom assignments. However, students must have a note from their teacher in order to be in the library using the computers.

Students are welcome to print at .10 per page.


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SELECTION OF MATERIALS

Materials are selected to serve both teachers and students. The library media center contains a balanced and comprehensive collection of media. This collection contributes to the instructional program of the school, and also includes materials that provide for recreation and enrichment.

In general, learning resources shall be selected for their strengths, rather than rejected for their weaknesses. The following criteria are used as guidelines when I make selections: literary and artistic excellence; lasting importance or significance to a field of knowledge; contribution to the curriculum and the educational goals of the school; favorable reviews found in standard selection sources; reputation of the author, producer, and/or publisher; high degree of potential user appeal; quality, durability, and variety of format; value commensurate with cost and/or need.

 

YOUNG ADULT (YA) SECTION
The DCMS library also has a YA (young adult) section. This section can be checked out by any DCMS student. However, a signed permission slip is required for any student wishing to get books from this section. If you would like your child to be able to check books out from this section, the permission slip is located in the 'forms' section. Print it and return it to the school at your convenience.

The materials in this section are marked YA for the following reasons: the reading level is on a high school or adult reading level; and the book content is on a high school or adult maturity level.

 

ONE LAST NOTE

I do extensive research on materials before purchasing them. It is my job to provide a variety of resources to all of our students. It is, however, the parents' job to make the final decision about what is appropriate for their families. I welcome your questions and comments on materials in the DCMS library.

Links

MACKINVia

MackinVia provides easy access to eBooks, read-alongs, audiobooks, databases, and videos.

· Mississippi Distance Learning Primary MackinVIA (PreK-8)

https://www.mackinvia.com

Site Name: Mississippi Distance Learning Primary

Username: mde20201 | Password: mde20201

 

· Mississippi Distance Learning Secondary MackinVIA

https://www.mackinvia.com

Site Name: Mississippi Distance Learning Secondary

Username: mde20202 | Password: mde20202

Junior Library Guild Digital

Free eBooks and audiobook resources.

https://jlg.ipublishcentral.com/

Username: JLGMID | Password: JLGFREE

More information and grade levels can accessed here:

https://www.juniorlibraryguild.com/at-home?utm_term=Learn%20More%21&utm_campaign=FREE%20eBook%20access%20for%20your%20homebound%20readers%21&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email

Audible

While schools are closed, Audible is offering instant streaming across six different languages. The stories are free to stream on desktop, laptop, phone, or tablet.

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

 

World Book Online Encyclopedia

Free access to verified and trustworthy resources for all grade levels.

https://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Login?ed=wb

Username: wbsupport | Password: distancelearn

 

Tumblebooks

Free eBooks and audiobooks for all grade levels.

Username: tumble735 | Password: books

 

Smithsonian Education

Idea labs and other fun ways to explore the Smithsonian Museums.

http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/

Library of Congress

Online exhibitions and primary sources including videos.

http://www.loc.gov

 

Brainpop

Brainpop is a great place to watch cool videos about various topics!

https://www.brainpop.com/free-stuff/

 

Metropolitan Museum of Art

This museum site has an incredible art timeline that allows anyone to see art and artifacts by selecting a time period and region of the world. There is also a Museumkids area that has lesson plans and a podcast for families.

http://www.metmuseum.org/

 

United States Holocaust Museum

Interactive site that contains video and audio clips and primary documents on the Holocaust.

https://www.ushmm.org/learn/students/the-holocaust-a-learning-site-for-students

 

Follett Shelf
AR Book Find

AR Book Find

Looks up quiz numbers, reading level, and points for books

http://www.arbookfind.com 

 

First Regional Library

Our local public library is part of a library system that covers North Mississippi giving us access to 14 libraries. Overdrive offers free eBooks and audiobooks.

http://www.firstregional.org/


All Readers

 

Teen Reads

Teen Reads

Book reviews of Young Adult Fiction

http://teenreads.com 

 

Young Adults Book Central

Young Adults Book Central

Read and write reviews, enter to win books, and discuss your favorites with your friends

http://www.yabookscentral.com 

 

Fact Monster

Free online resource: almanac, dictionary, encyclopedia...HOMEWORK HELP

http://www.factmonster.com 

 

Scholastic Go!

https://go.scholastic.com/index.html

Cool videos about science and social studies

Username: groliergo46 | Password: blue

 

Bookflix

Bookflix is geared towards elementary age students and has both fiction and nonfiction.

https://digital.scholastic.com/resources/slp/#/login?productCode=bkflix&state=L3NwbGFzaD9hdXRoQ3R4PQ%3D%3D&ref=MTU4NDU0Njg1OXxodHRwOi8vc2RtLWJrZmxpeC5kaWdpdGFsLnNjaG9sYXN0aWMuY29tL3NwbGFzaA%3D%3D

Username: bookflix45 | Password: pink

ScienceFlix

This site is perfect to read articles or watch videos on science. It is geared towards middle school and high school age students https://digital.scholastic.com/resources/slp/#/login?productCode=sfx&state=L3NwbGFzaD9hdXRoQ3R4PQ%3D%3D&ref=MTU4NDcxNjAxMnxodHRwOi8vc2RtLXNmeC5kaWdpdGFsLnNjaG9sYXN0aWMuY29tL3NwbGFzaA%3D%3D

Username: lixsci45 | Password: pink

TrueFlix

This site contains nonfiction books on history, science, and social studies. It is geared towards students in middle school or intermediate school. https://digital.scholastic.com/resources/slp/#/login?productCode=tfx&state=L3NwbGFzaD9hdXRoQ3R4PVUuNjQ2NzIzODQw&ref=MTU4NDcyMDE2MHxodHRwOi8vc2RtLXRmeC5kaWdpdGFsLnNjaG9sYXN0aWMuY29tL3NwbGFzaA%3D%3D

Username: trueflix45 | Password: pink

FreedomFlix

This site contains videos and books about American History, politics, economics, and World History.

https://digital.scholastic.com/resources/slp/#/login?productCode=fflix&state=L3NwbGFzaC8%2FYXV0aEN0eD1VLjY0NjcyMzg0MA%3D%3D&ref=MTU4NDcyMDIyNnxodHRwOi8vc2RtLWZmbGl4LmRpZ2l0YWwuc2Nob2xhc3RpYy5jb20vc3BsYXNoLw%3D%3D

Username: freedomflix45 | Password: pink

We will have free digital access to the following Scholastic sites until 4/9/2020.

Comic Plus

https://scholastic.comicsplus.app/

 

All the graphic novels and comics!

Username: scholastic@librarypass.com | Password: Falcon987

 

Learner Sports

https://lernersports.com/

Biographies on Athletes

Username: scholasticdemo@lernerbooks.com | Password: march_madness

Create a Graph

Allows you to create your own graphs.

http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createAgraph/default.aspx

 

Flippity

Allows you to turn googlesheets into flash cards or games

http://flippity.net/

 

Wordle

Create word clouds using any type of text!

http://www.wordle.net/

If you have a library card, you can access their digital library through Libby by Overdrive.

https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/

 

Scribd is offering free access with no hassle until April 17th! No credit card is needed if you use the following link:

https://www.scribd.com/readfree

 

BookBub

https://bookbub.com