Keokuk Middle School Library
MS Library Hours
Online Card Catalog
Hours are 8:10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. except for the following times.
10:07 - 10:22 a.m. (last 15 min of Period 2)
Lunch 12:58 - 1:28 p.m. (8th Grade)
2:04 - 2:19 p.m. (last 15 min of Period 6)
COVID Changes to the 2020-2021 Year
Library check-outs will be done through Destiny, our online card catalog (see link above)
Select "Log in," then "Log in with Google account."
Go to the "catalog" tab along the top menu, then use the FIND search bar or select "Destiny Discover" along the left, side menu
If you use the FIND option, you'll see a list of books that match your search
Along the right side, you will see how many copies are available
Select what it says here (ex. "1 of 1 available") and go to the next page
Under "Status" select the word "Available"
On the next page, select "Add hold"
4. If you select "Destiny Discover," available books will have a green triangle in the upper left corner of the cover's photo that says "IN" (and a red "OUT" if checked-out).
1. Select any book that catches your eye, read the description, and see the details of the book.
2. If you'd like that book, select the blue "HOLD" button. You should see a blue bar pop up that says "[Book title] is available until [date]. Pick up now!"
3. Instead of picking up in the library, the book will be delivered to you.
5. The book will be delivered to your advisory teacher within the next 24-48 hours. If you are a virtual student, please see #6.
6. If you would like the book left in another location, with another student (sibling, friend, etc.), or brought out to your vehicle for pick-up, email firstname.lastname@example.org for arrangements.
For check-in, place your book in the designated area outside the library doors. Please do not enter the library for book drop off.
*After check-in, all books will be quarantined for 72 hours, cleaned, then placed back in the system for check-out.
Updates: October 2020
Banned Book Week: Sept. 27-Oct. 3rd
We celebrate the right to read here at KCSD. See the list of books above which have been regularly challenged or banned in certain schools or public libraries across America due to content.
It is important to know what books are being deemed "good" or "bad" by others, so--as readers--we can be aware of others' biases.
Book Club with Steph Curry
The online platform Literati hosts book selections from famous authors and public figures. For October, Steph Curry's selection is The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore. Beginning in October, students can check out a copy of the book if they would like to participate.
Students can also subscribe through Literati to receive additional goodies related to the read, including reading notes from Steph Curry.
Participate in Inktober!
Stop in the library to get an Inktober packet! Inktober is celebrated every October and doodlers and artists alike are asked to create an ink sketch each day of the month based on a prompt. The library will have pen and paper kits with all of the prompts for anyone who would like to participate!
Click here for more information.
Meet Mrs. Isaacs & Ms. Westermeyer
Mrs. Deana Isaacs
Library Clerk, Middle School
Deana has worked as the middle school library clerk for over twenty years. She brings her personal book knowledge and rapport with students into the library to promote and support literacy.
K-12 District Media Specialist
M.A. - English & Writing - WIU '13
School Library Studies endorsement - UNI Anticipated '21
Anna taught secondary & post-secondary English and composition courses for nine years before switching to the media specialist role. She enjoys coffee, tea, and chocolate covered pretzels; loves spending time with her fifteen-year-old son, two stepdaughters, partner, and their three pups; and she is desperately awaiting the next Marvel movie.
References:"Checklist" (2017). Pixabay. Retrieved from https://pixabay.com/en/checklist-check-list-marker-2077019/ "Computer/Communication" (2012). Pixabay. Retrieved from https://pixabay.com/en/keyboard-computer-hardware-keys-70506/ Goodreads (2018). Book photos for "Recent Arrivals" section. Retrieved from www.goodreads.com. Paciotti, B. (2018). "12 ways a school librarian can help teachers." Retrieved from https://2peasandadog.com/2018/07/12-ways-a-school-librarian-can-help-teachers.html. Prensky, Marc. (2010) “Understanding the Nouns, or Tools”. Teaching Digital Natives: Partnering for Real Learning. Thousand Oaks: CA, p. 111-148. (Note: The entire book available as a pdf can be found here . Chapter 7 is pdf pages 193-252.)