Saturday, November 4, 2023

You've Been Virtually Book'd For Picture Book Month....A Special Program and List I Use Within Our Destiny Discover & Library Each Month!

November is Picture Book Month, friends. 

The late Dianne de Las Casas (author and storyteller), and her team, co-founded this month-long celebration to champion the power and beauty of picture books. 

I love picture books and so do our readers at my school. We have a wonderful collection in our library and online.  I also love spending time finding the perfect picture books to add to our library. 

To help us celebrate Picture Book Month, I brought together a list of 18 picture books that we have in our library collection.  I also created a choice board with these books and linked them to our Destiny Discover so our students can find and read these special books from our library. 
Let me show you how I set up this choice board for my school community. 

First, I created the choice board in a Google Slide.  I added the covers of the 18 picture books I included in the list.

Second, I went to our Destiny Discover and...

...grabbed the links to each book. 

This is easy to do.  You just search for the book, click on the three little dots in the entry
...and the drop down menu shown in the image above will appear. 
Click on Share and the link to the book will pop up. That is the url to share in the choice boards. 

I love how I can also download the QR Code.  Isn't that cool? 
Take the copied link and add it to the book cover.  

When every book cover is linked, you are ready to share the choice board. 
Go to File and down to Publish to the web.  
This will give you a link to share with the students and teachers.  
When they click on that published link, the You've Been Virtually Book'd With These Special Picture Books choice board will pop up. They can then click on each book cover to find them in our Destiny where they can read more about the book, find them in our library and even put them on reserve. 

I am excited about this list of 18 special picture books. I also put together a list for everyone in Titlewave.  In this choice board, you can click on any book cover to view in Titlewave and find the full book list there too. 

If you want to make a copy to add your own Destiny Discover links from your library, click here

Our students and teachers will love these picture books that are part of our You've Been Virtually Book'd program.  And I love how we can keep this program going all year long!  It brings so much to our readers each and every month.

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