Daniel Pratt Elementary School Library Media Center



Diane Dutton
Media Specialist

334-361-6400 ext. 8011


Welcome to the library!  My name is Mrs. Dutton and I am the Library Media Specialist at Daniel Pratt.  I was a classroom teacher at Prattville Primary for 14 1/2 years before I earned my master's degree in library science.  Now I have been the librarian here for 4 years and truly LOVE sharing the joy of reading with the students.  Books allow you to be anyone, do anything, and go anywhere.  I am excited to share a book with your child this year.

with link

Click on the Destiny image above to go to the DPES library catalog

or go to  https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/30175


Wanna hear a story?

Click on or go to https://www.storylineonline.net/ to enjoy some of your favorite books read by some familiar faces from TV and movies.  They share some of their favorite stories with you! 

Or maybe read an eBook!!

Why don't you click on or go to https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/ to check out their amazing eBook collection?  You can read one yourself, or they will read it to you.  Just click on the sound button under each page of the book once you've made your selection. 

My favorite books are the ones in the STEM section.  This section has lots of books about animals and science.  Which ones do you like? 






Friends, you can visit our library while at home!!  Click on the link below to access our library collection with Destiny, our library’s online catalog.


  Login in with your library card number.  Here you can do a search for our eBooks (electronic books) which you can read from home on your computer! :)

When on Destiny, use the find box to type in the word eBooks or you can narrow your search and include a topic.  Here is an example: sports eBook.

Find an eBook that looks interesting and click on it.  It will take you to an information card.  Sometimes you will find the word “open” in the little box in the upper right side and you just click it.  If it is not there, look at the information list on the card and click where it says, “Click here to access eBook”. 



Do a search for eBooks on origami.  Use what you learn to create something awesome!!!!

What did you make??? 













We can now take Accelerated Reader tests at home!

Clink the link below or click on the big word "Read" to take you to Renaissance and get started.






  • This year, 1st through 3rd grade students will be visiting the library to check out books and for weekly lessons.  We will enjoy reading some fabulous books together and learning some valuable literacy skills. We will also engage in some research as we learn about the world around us.
  • 4th through 6th graders can come visit the library with their pass during Flex Time.  Teachers can also sign up to bring their classes for lessons and/or checkout.



    Library Technology

    The library has 10 desktop computers students may use to access our collection’s on-line catalog. Students using computers for other educational purposes must have a computer pass from his or her teacher. In addition to the desktop computers, the library also has 24 iPads and 5 Chromebooks for library instruction, research, and collaborative lessons.


    Checkouts and Fines

    Students may check out books from the library.  

         1st and 2nd graders - one book at a time

         3rd - 6th graders - two books at a time

    • 1st through 3rd grade students are expected to return their library books at their weekly library visit.  No additional books may be checked out until all previous checkouts have been returned.
    • 4th through 6th grade students are expected to return all library books within a 2 week checkout period.  Books returned after the due date will accrue fines of 5 cents per day (not to exceed 50 cents).  All fines must be paid before checking out another book.

    -ALL students will be required to pay the cost for any of their lost or damaged library books.



    Daniel Pratt Elementary School Library

    Library Catalog

    This is the link for the DPES library catalog search engine. Type in the name of a book to determine if it is available in the library. The site does not require a login.

    Destiny Discover Home (follettsoftware.com)

    Renaissance Learning
    Login site for DPES students and teachers.                                                                               

    AR Book Finder

    AR BookFinder will allow you to search for a book's specific title, particular reading or interest level, topic, or even by author. If a book is in AR BookFinder, it means an AR test is available for the book.
    Renaissance Home Connect Allows students and their parents to see the student's progress in Accelerated Reader.



    Copyright Laws and Internet Safety

    Copyright and Schools

    Guidance for teachers regarding copyright in the classroom.http://www.copyrightandschools.org/#

    Copyright for Kids

    Kid-friendly explanation of copyright.
    Copyright with Cyberbee

    Resources for teachers and students about copyright with Cyberbee.
    Common Sense Media

    Resource for digital citizenship and digital literacy in the 21st century.

    Eduational, age-appropriate resource designed to teach children how to be safe on- and offline.

    Online Magazines

    National Geographic for Kids


    Useful Links for Students

    Homework Help

    Free homework help is available online and brought to students in grades 4-12 by Alabama Public Library Service. This service features one-to-one connections in English, math, social studies, and science.http://www.homeworkalabama.org

    KHAN Academy

    Free online courses, lessons, and practicehttp://www.khanacademy.org
    PBS Learning
    Cool Math

    Homework Alabama offers free online tutoring and academic resources from Tutor.com for grades K-college, plus adult learners.

    Eligible military families have free, 24/7 access to the Tutor.com for Military Families program, provided by the Dept. of Defense.http://www.tutor.com

    Public and National Libraries

    Alabama Virtual Library

    AVL is a group of online databases used for research. The Alabama Virtual Library is funded by the Alabama Legislature and is for use by all citizens of the state of Alabama.http://www.avl.lib.al.us

    Autauga-Prattville Public Library
    Site for the public library located in downtown Prattville.
    Library of Congress
    The Internet Public Library (IPL)

    Reference Resources


    Kid-Merriam-Webster Online

    Dictionary and thesarus resource for studentshttp://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kid

    Encyclopedia of Alabama

    Free online reference source that contains video, audio, and graphics about Alabama history, culture, and life.
    Alabama Dept. of Archives and History

    Online Literature Sites

    Big Universe

    Big Universe is an eBook resource, providing PK-12 students and teachers curriculum resources across subject areas.https://www.biguniverse.com/signin

    Unite for Literacy

    Books are narrated when the sound link is clicked.
    Book Adventure by Sylvan

    Library of Congress Books for Kids
    Read Theory

    Read Theory focuses on reading comprehension and automatically adjusts to meet individual ability levels.https://readtheory.org