Go Beyond the walls of your library with the Destiny Quest mobile app!

posted Oct 30, 2014, 9:26 AM by Esther Keller

Go Beyond the walls of your library with the Destiny Quest mobile app!

Browse the school library’s Follett eBook collection anytime, anywhere

 JHS 278 Library is proud to announce that students and staff can now use the powerful searching application, Destiny Quest mobile app, to browse the library’s collection – anytime, anywhere - from an Apple iOS or Android mobile device. 

By browsing through the collection with the Destiny Quest mobile app, users can search for Follett eBooks, check out an eBook and download it to their iPad or Android Tablet – with the free BryteWave K-12 Edition appDesigned to meet the needs of PreK-12 schools, the BryteWave K-12 Edition app offers students and staff the ability to read online or download for offline reading; automatic return of the eBook when the loan period expires. 

Giving the user a better eBook reading experience! 

To get started, students and staff will need to download the Destiny Quest mobile app from the App Store or Android Google Play. For information about downloading and configuring the app users will need to view the video here.  They will then need to set up the app by inputting the following Destiny web address (or URL) (, selecting our school, JHS 278 Marine Park, and typing in their username and password.  If they do not know their username and password, they will need to ask the librarian for details. 

Following the Destiny Quest mobile app setup, download the free BryteWave K-12 Edition app from the App Store or Android Google Play. To sign in to the BryteWave K-12 Edition app input this web address (or URL) of our FollettShelf ( and their username and password.  If they do not know their username and password, they will need to ask the librarian for details. 

In the first box on the app sign in screen the http:// and the are already filled in; you just needs to enter our specific site information (wbb27138and then your username and password and tap Connect. 

To get started downloading eBooks visit or tap Check out more Books inside the app. 

We know everyone will enjoy this new service!

Bookmark Design Contest

posted May 27, 2014, 7:38 AM by Esther Keller   [ updated May 27, 2014, 7:44 AM ]

This year's bookmark theme is "It Should Be a Classic."
If you'd like to vote for the best design, click here:

MyLibraryNYC Contest Winner

posted May 6, 2014, 11:10 AM by Esther Keller   [ updated May 6, 2014, 11:27 AM ]

Congratulations to Carlos of class 6-5. He is the lucky winner of the "MyLibraryNYC Register Your Card" contest.
Students who already registered their cards received their free book bags yesterday.  It's not too late to register your cards. There are still available book bags.
Students who are having problems registering their cards or have lost their cards should see Mrs. Keller in the library.

Sync YA: FREE Audiobooks

posted May 2, 2014, 5:12 AM by Esther Keller   [ updated May 2, 2014, 5:12 AM ]

"SYNC is a program that gives away two complete audiobook downloads–a current Young Adult title paired thematically with a Classic or Required Summer Reading title–each week to listeners ages 13+ while SYNC is in session each summer.

SYNC gives away 2 FREE audiobook downloads every week each summer. In 2014, 26 titles will be given away over 13 weeks starting May 15th.”

TEXT syncya to 25827 for alerts on the SYNC title releases.

MyLibrary NYC Student Card Distribution

posted Apr 4, 2014, 8:19 AM by Esther Keller   [ updated Apr 4, 2014, 8:23 AM ]

In the next week, Mrs. Keller, our school librarian will begin to distribute student library cards that can be used in public libraries throughout all 5 boroughs!

With MyLibraryNYC library cards, teachers and students enjoy no fines on books from the Brooklyn Public Library.

Students under the age of 13 must still obtain parent/guardian permission to use their cards, so parents and students, please use the following link to go online and register your card.

The first 400 students to register their cards will get a free book bag and be entered in a raffle to win a gift card to either or itunes.  (Winner’s choice).

All library cards can be used for BPL e-books (download to your kindle, iPad, or other e-reader) and databases.  

***Already have a library card? Replace your old card with this new one, since this card is a "no fine" card.

Testing Notice II

posted Apr 4, 2014, 8:18 AM by Esther Keller   [ updated Apr 4, 2014, 8:19 AM ]

The library will be closed periods 4&5 on Monday and Tuesday for make-up state ELA exams.

Testing Notice

posted Mar 31, 2014, 7:59 AM by Esther Keller   [ updated Mar 31, 2014, 7:59 AM ]

During test days, the library will not be open during lunch periods!
The library will be in use for testing periods 1-5

Get Caught Reading

posted Apr 18, 2013, 10:07 AM by Esther Keller   [ updated Apr 18, 2013, 10:47 AM ]

May is traditionally "Get Caught Reading" month. We thought it would be fun to have a t-shirt to celebrate reading at Marine Park.
Click the link to vote on your favorite t-shirt design.
vote ends: April 25th.

Important Update!

posted Dec 20, 2012, 8:40 AM by Esther Keller

If you have a library (catalog) account, your username will be changing on Thursday evening.  To log on, add an st. before your username. So if your username is harrypotter then your username now becomes st.harrypotter.
Your passwords will remain unchanged.

No Fines for the Month of November

posted Nov 9, 2012, 9:03 AM by Esther Keller

Due to the storm and all its after affects no fines will be charged for the month of November.  Anyone who returns a book late (even if it's still owed from last year!) will not have to pay any money.

If your book was lost or damaged due to the hurricane please see Mrs. Keller ASAP and let her know.  You will not be charged for the books.  Mrs. Keller just wants to account for those books.
Thank you.

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