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Holding Books

How to use the library for grades 4-5 when we return from Virtual School and are once again going Face to Face.

Step 1: Watch the following video about holding books that will be brought to your classroom during your library time. Placing Holds in Destiny Discover (Simplified View) [VIDEO]

Step 2: You will login by using your Taylor School District ID number In the username spot and then again in the password spot  at Destiny Discover Library Catalog in the upper right hand corner

Step 3: Hold your books as shown to you in the video in step 1. Helpful hint - If book you want is out and on hold for someone else pick another to be assured of getting a book during library delivery. 

Step 4: Wait for librarian to bring your book to your classroom. 

*Grades K-1 will be receiving a bin of books to exchange each week from the library.


During this important time of learning your library would like to introduce another library to you- 

The Taylor Community Library 
12303 Pardee, Taylor (on Pardee between Northline and Goddard)
(734) 287-4840

Public Library Ebook AppBorrow and read ebooks and audiobooks from your local public library for FREE!

Taylor Public Library online books plus media resourcesBorrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your Taylor Public  library card

The good news for us is that you can check out books from there and here's how you would do it. 

1. If you or someone in your family do not have a Taylor Community Library card from the Taylor Public Library then call (734) 287-4840 and ask for their help. 

If you do have a Taylor Community Library Card go to the Taylor Library Website by clicking here. Login in. with you library card numbers and pin. If you have any problems call (734) 287-4840 and ask for their help. (Or you can get the Libby App or Hoopla App)

2. Once you login successfully search for a book you would like to read, push the hold button and wait for them to contact you when it's in.You will then drive to the Taylor Community Library and pick it up using their instructions. 

3. If you decide you no longer want that book held for you, just take it off your hold list.

4. You must return your book(s) when you are finished with them to the drop box outside of the Taylor Community Library so others can also enjoy them. 

5. Please ask Mrs. Cline if you need more help.

Also try YouTube for kids. Look up your favorite book and it will most likely be there and you can hear it read!

provides a version of the service oriented towards children, with curated selections of content, parental control features, and filtering of videos deemed inappropriate viewing for children aged under 13.

 Click here to hear authors read their own stories! 
 Click here to hear famous people reading children's books!                       

 Click here for Storyline Online!
 Click for Scholastic Learn at Home!



Try some of these reading links:

Starfall abcs , Starfall Learn to Read  , Online Picture Dictionary , World Book Classroom 

What should I read Next , Detroit Zoo , Enchanted LearningSmithsonionFact Monster ,
NASA for Kids  , Caldecott Books , Newbery Books , Biographies for Kids  

National Geographic for Kids - People and Places section, Animals, Activities, Stories and other educational links. This is a learning site up there with the best of them.

Michigan ELibrary - The state of Michigan's Library online.

Highlights Kids - Allows kids to read, play games, learn random facts and do activities such as crafts and recipes.

Funbrain - A hybrid educational/entertainment site, Funbrain disguises learning through fun, interactive games like Grammar Gorillas and Math Baseball. You’ll also find Web books and comics, like Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

Fun Games from Seussvillecat holding a book

Thanks for stopping by the Library Page! Mrs. Cline wishes you many great reading adventures!