Marta Thiele | Library Staff Dana Library 2021-2022

Library is closed Friday Jan 21Remember to bring your fully charged laptop and (charger just in case) to school EVERY DAY. If you have borrowed a loaner laptop:These are to be returned to the library shortly after dismissal BEFORE you leave campus. If a loaner laptop is not returned it will be disabled. This laptop will need to be brought to the library to be reactivated.
PLEASE be mindful of your laptop and handling your backpack when your computer is within. The screen will crack if you toss your backpack. Do not place anything between the keyboard and the screen - the screen will crack. PLEASE walk with your laptop either closed or inside your backpack.
---What we need from you--- Grade 6 :
  • Please return any gr 5 textbooks you may still have at home, Reflections or Science Resources. You may ask for a pass to return these to the library.

Grade 5 :
  • Please bring your District issued laptop and charger to campus for classes.
  • Remember to fully charge your laptop each night.
  • In Jan/Feb please come to the library if your laptop originally was checked out from a school or location other than Dana. Laptops can be checked in, then out again to change the location to Dana.

Returning items to the library can be made by asking for a pass during your ELA class, stopping by during your lunch time or quickly dropping off after school (coordinate with your pickup/ride so they know where you are).
What do I have checked out?:If you need to review what items are checked out to you: please login to Destiny:

πŸ“– Destiny πŸ“– enter this URL:

select: Dana Middle School

login with your student ID and password

click on the My Info tab

How do I know what is happening at school?

Dana School website

PLEASE READ WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS for updated school information
What should I do when I have finished my assignments?

Online activities :

click on Classroom connection shortcuts displayed on our HomePage:

JuniorLibraryGuild - subscription

(you may email Mrs. Thiele for our ID and password for Dana families)

research tools, eBook links, typing, vocabulary skills , etc

note: when you are logged in the MyInfo tab will display items you currently have borrowed from a school , either ours or an Elementary site.

How do I check out a book from the library?

2021 - 2022

Checking out a library book

Library books will be requested online.

πŸ“– Destiny πŸ“–

enter this URL:

select: Dana Middle School

login with your student ID and password

Use Catalog (defaults to the Basic tab) or Destiny Discover (select Collections ) and place a Hold on a book. It will display that it is "Ready" in your login. Please allow time for the library staff to pull the book and check it out to you. When it is ready for pickup

Mrs. Thiele will send you an email via your student ID email.

If you are moving and are no longer going to be attending Dana please email the library to make arrangements for a dropoff of the laptop, textbooks and library books. Please make sure to contact the main office as well!!

Parents ... if you are returning items to the library on behalf of your child - please park in the lot near the ball field and walk across the blacktop around the passageway between the MPR and the library...follow the blue dots to the library door.