Welcome


Welcome to the York Avenue Library Website

Mrs. Cross, Librarian (crosstm@npenn.org)

Mrs. Danowski, Library Processor (danowsda@npenn.org)

Library Book Check-Out Procedures

Library Book Checkout Procedures 2020

We are happy to announce York Avenue Elementary School will be offering book checkout for both students who attend York hybrid and those who are learning 100% virtually.

Thank you for being patient as we work through this process.

Step #1 - Choose and place a hold on a book in Destiny Catalog

  • Tutorial Videos have been created to teach students and families how to view school library catalog and place holds on books in Destiny. Students will be allowed to place holds on up to 2 books.

Click here to Access Destiny Catalog (Click on York Avenue)

Step #2 - Read to find out how to get library books.

Hybrid Students

  • Students coming to school will place holds on books through the online catalog.

  • Mrs. Danowski will deliver the books to the classroom on the days that she is at York Ave.

  • It could take several days for the books to be delivered to the classroom.

  • Books will be individually bagged.

  • Returning library books will be placed in a bin outside of the classrooms.

100% Virtual Students

  • 100% Virtual Students will place holds on books through the online catalog.

  • Mrs. Danowski will send an email when the book is ready, and it can be picked up during school hours from a bin inside the York main entrance.

  • Please do NOT come to pick up books, if you have not received an email because they may not be ready.

  • After receiving the email, your books will be placed in a brown bag, labeled with the child’s name and must be picked up within 5 school days.

  • Returning library books will be placed in the returning bin located inside the main entrance of York Ave.


How do we check OUT library books?

  • ALL students/parents will need to go to the library catalog, choose York Avenue Elementary School, and sign in with their child’s school issued username and password.

  • Find a book they would like to read, click on the title of the book, and place the book on HOLD. Destiny Video Tutorials will show you how to log into Destiny, search for books, and place books on hold.

  • Students K-2 can access the user friendly version, Destiny Discover. You will need to sign in with their child’s school issued username and password. Find a book they would like to read, click on the cover of the book, and place the book on HOLD by clicking the BLUE hold button. Destiny Discover Step by Step directions with pictures will demonstrate how to place books on hold.

  • *In order to receive library books, you MUST place books on hold by following one of the directions above.

  • Library classes are being held in the classroom and students will NOT be allowed to enter the library to browse the collection at this time.


NOTE: Previous books must be returned before new books are issued.

Returned library books will go through a quarantine process.

Log into Destiny Catalog

Place a Hold for Curbside

Destiny Catalog Visual Search

Destiny Catalog Basic Search