HISD libraries supply students with new eBooks

HISD libraries supply students with new eBooks
Posted on 12/01/2017

In the past year, Harlandale ISD has almost doubled the number of eBooks that are available to all students and teachers.

The district has more than 11,500 eBooks for all ages with titles available in English and Spanish. The best part? They can be accessed through smartphones, tablets or computers both at school and at home.

“Students, teachers and parents are encouraged to take advantage of eBooks as they are great for casual reading or research projects,” Harlandale ISD Libraries and Instructional Materials Coordinator Lisa Kulka said. “Students can take and save notes, highlight text and more.”

Kulka recommended early learning books such as “1, 2, 3, ¡Adelante! Un libro para aprendar a contar (1,2,3, Go! A book about counting)” for the younger students, stating that they are great books for parents to read with their children.

The digital libraries also feature popular nonfiction series on Super Bowl Superstars, including “Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers: Super Bowl XLV,” which are perfect for middle school students. There is also a selection of books that high school students can use for research on important topics, such as “$2.00 A Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America.”

All the eBooks can be accessed within the Follett Destiny software (harlandale.follettdestiny.com), visiting Destinydiscover.com or by using the free Destiny Discovery app. Teachers and parents can contact their librarian if they need assistance.

“Apps are the easiest way to access information on digital devices.  The Destiny Discover app takes just a couple of minutes to set up, but then students, teachers and parents (with student login info) can quickly access materials for pleasure reading or school work.  And they are all available 24/7!” Kulka concluded. 

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