Saturday, November 4, 2023

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


November is Native American Heritage Month. 

National Native American Heritage Month is celebrated each year in November. It is a time to celebrate the traditions, languages and stories of Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and affiliated Island communities and ensure their rich histories and contributions continue to thrive with each passing generation. This November and every month, we celebrate the culture and heritage of these remarkable Americans who deeply enrich the quality and character of our Nation. We celebrate Indian Country with its remarkable diversity of American Indian and Alaska Native cultures and peoples while remembering and honoring our veterans who have sacrificed so much to defend our Nation.
You will find the Native American Heritage Month site here very helpful and filled with resources too. 

Today, I brought together a list of 19 books that we have in our library collection, and some that I just ordered from the list I created in Titlewave, to share with our students and teachers during this special month. 

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 19 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 Books For Native American Heritage Month 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 19 special 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 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.
You can also check out the list that was in Follett's Wave eNewsletter last month. It is here in Titlewave. I found so many great ones on this list too. 

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