NEW ONLINE READING RESOURCE | SORA
To Access Sora go to: bit.ly/dcssora.
From the drop-down menu select Durham Community School.
Click on Sign-In Using Durham Community School.
Use your single DCS Google sign-in to access DCS's Sora collection of Digital Books and Digital Audiobooks.
CHICKADEE BOOK AWARD SEASON | 2023
Named after Maine’s state bird, the Chickadee Book Award is for children in kindergarten through fourth grade throughout the State of Maine.
A committee of librarians, teachers, and early literacy professionals select the top 10 titles each year.
The goal of the Chickadee Book Award is for students to develop an appreciation of outstanding writing and illustration in current children’s picture books through participation in the program.
The evaluation process leading up to voting will help children understand and interpret books and help them to express and support their judgment about text and pictures with convincing evidence.
21,730 children from Maine schools and libraries, including 227 students from DCS, participated in the Chickadee Book Award in the 2021-2022 school year.
All books on this year's list were published in 2021.
This Project is funded by the Maine Association of School Libraries (MASL).
Previous Chickadee Book Award Winners include: Fussy Flamingo, Ninita's Big World, Can I Be Your Dog?, and Shark Lady.
LIBRARY CONCIERGE SERVICE
How to Borrow Books from the DCS Library Between Library Classes
Click on the SEARCH THE DCS LIBRARY CATALOG link above. This will bring you to the DCS Library Catalog where you can search for books in our collection. It is important to take note when searching the Catalog if a book is listed as IN or OUT. Books that are marked as OUT are checked out of the Library to another patron and are currently unavailable.
To request a book from the DCS Library we ask that you:
Write down or take a screenshot of the Title, Author, and Call Number for the Book(s) you would like to Check-Out.
Email Ms. Damone at email@example.com with this information about your book(s).
Check your email: Once your books are ready for pick-up we will either deliver them to you or email a confirmation to you to let you know when your books are ready for pick-up at the DCS Library.
You may keep your books until you are done reading them. When you are done with your books return them to the DCS Library.
Depending on the number of requests, it may take up to 1-3 full business days for book requests to be fulfilled. We thank you all so much for your support and patience.
OTHER ONLINE READING RESOURCES
JOIN MS. DAMONE'S EPIC CLASSROOM and READ FOR FREE!
Go to www.getepic.com/students
Enter Class Code: tzj2579
Login as a Guest or Create a Profile.
(If you create a Profile, the next time you visit, just click on your Name.)
E-books and audiobooks available for free through The Maine State Library. Get your MSL Library Card and get started!
MAINE STATE LIBRARY | CloudLibrary
How to get a FREE public library card to access CloudLibrary:
Sign up for a FREE library card at the Maine State Library online: https://www.maine.gov/msl/services/libcard.htm
Choose Option 1 to receive a library card number by email for use with electronic resources.
In 24-48 Hours, you will receive an email with your patron barcode number.
Then, go to CloudLibrary, select the United States, Maine, and then Your Library. If you have a Maine State Library Card, you will choose Augusta: Maine State Library.
By default, all titles in the collection will show up initially. You may want to apply filters to select format and availability. Some examples of available filters are shown below.
If a book is available, click borrow, then read, and you're good to go. Happy reading!
Note: If a book is unavailable, you can place a hold on any title. You will receive an email when it becomes available. (And it usually doesn't take as long as they say it will!)
DCS DIGITAL COLLECTION
In addition to accessing the Maine State Library Digital Collections through their registration process and the CloudLibrary. DCS also has a small collection of eBooks and Digital Audiobooks. To access our digital collection:
1. Click on SEARCH THE LIBRARY CATALOG on this page.
2. Once there, click on the Log In link and log in using the credentials: [Username: dcsreads | Password: dcs2020]
3. On the Left-Hand Side of the screen click on Resource Lists. Click on Digital Offerings. This includes a list of everything DCS has in digital format. Anything with an e is a digital eBook, anything with a blue speaker icon indicates a digital audiobook.
4. Once you find a book you want to read, just click Play or Open and it is yours to read.
5. Happy reading!