On August 21, 2017, millions of viewers across the United States will see a total eclipse of the Sun. The Moon completely blocks the Sun, daytime becomes a twilight, and the Sun’s rays shimmer in the darkened sky. Here are resources to help you prepare for and view this celestial event.
See it Safely
Begins: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 1:05 pm Countdown
Maximum: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 2:36 pm
Ends: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 4:01 pm
The Cobb Digital Library at Mackinvia is the online library resource for Lindsey Commons users. The digital library is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. If you haven’t visited before, stop by the Commons or the Parent Page on this site to find out how to log in. We have made a few updates and additions to the Groups section. It should help you find exactly what you need for reading and research. And, we will be adding new eBooks and Audiobooks this year! Stay tuned! Continue reading The Digital Library is Open
Once again, we will be using student interns to help us with checkout. Applications will be handed out this week to interested third, fourth and fifth graders during Orientation and are due completed and signed by parents on Monday, August 14. Interns will be chosen based on a teacher recommendation scale. There are only twenty positions open, so competition will be fierce. We will make a decision by the end of the week on August 18 and will send home letters on that day. We encourage anyone who has a helpful spirit or may want to be a librarian one day to apply.
This week is set aside for Orientation. Students in all grade levels will meet the librarians, learn the rules and procedures, and check out their first books.
Destiny Quest is now Destiny Discover!
Destiny Discover provides one interface for students and educators to search and access all of the Lindsey Commons’ print and digital resources, including eBooks, audiobooks, and interactive books, as well as free and paid subscription databases. Other great aspects:
- Works through any web browser via Destinydiscover.com
- The free Destiny Discover app
- Federated search of both free and paid databases with One Search™
- An integration with Biblionasium, the award-winning digital social platform that supports independent reading activities for students 6–13 years old (stay tuned for more information on Biblionasium)
- Single Sign-On with OverDrive, Mackin Via allowing users to open content from Destiny without requiring another login
- Search our library resources through Google with our innovative and easy-to-use Destiny Discover Chrome Extension
- Bookbag provides users with easy access to their favorites, checkouts, holds, history and notebook
- Users can take notes, make highlights and use the dictionary
- Citing sources with Destiny Discover and EasyBib is easy!
Navigate to: https://www.gofollett.com/
Choose Georgia and enter Kincaid Elementary to search our Destiny Discover collection!
There is a new wireless network in the school system for personal devices. Stop by the library for assistance in logging in, schedule Mrs. Perisino to come to your class and assist with BYOD, or read through the resources put out by the system technology department to help with the transistion.
We are very excited for the new school year and have some amazing things planned! Student orientation will start the second week of school, and full day checkout along with lessons will start the third week. The Lindsey Commons is going to be very busy!
July 21, 2017, the Scholastic Reading Road Trip will make one last stop at the Central Switzer Library!
No time or way to make it to the public library for books? How about a new selection of fun books to read on your computer, laptop, tablet, gaming system or smart phone? Check out the eBooks page on the right or visit these amazing summer resources below to find something new to read. MRS. PERISINO LOVES CAPSTONE!
MyON Limited Release: Summer 2017 Only!
Free access to MyON will be available again this summer through the Get Georgia Reading program! Learn more about MyON here.
- Go to www.myON.com and click Log in now.
- School Name: Get Georgia Reading ( Note: Do not cut and paste, instead start typing “Get Georgia” and select from the drop down menu)
- Username: cobbcounty
- Password: read
- Click the Sign In button and select a book to start reading!
To get started with Capstone:
- Go to www.mycapstonelibrary.com and click Log In.
- Username: gasummer17
- Password: reads
- Click the GO button and select a book to start reading!
Have your parents been wondering where your summer reading list is? You can go here http://www.cobbsummerreading.com/es-book-suggestions.html and access not only the CCSD reading lists for your grade level, but you can also access many other great lists! These lists are meant for suggestions only and are not required reading at the elementary level.