Daniel Pratt Elementary School Library Media Center

Diane Dutton
Media Specialist

334-361-6400 ext. 20015

Melissa Allen
Media Aide

334-361-6400 ext. 20009

destiny ebooks


Wanna hear a story?

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! 

dr seuss

1st, 2nd, and 3rd

Grade DPES Students

I miss you!  But not to worry!!

We can still be together with our Tuesday and Thursday read alouds on Google classroom.  Check with your teacher to get the class code.  See you soon!! 





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






Update coming soon. 

DATES: Feb. 10 thru March 18 

All DPES students are challenged to read six books to earn a free ticket to a Biscuits game on April 17th.  Students will color a baseball on their Biscuits bookmark as they read each of the six books required.  Once they have read the six books and filled out the bookmark, they will get their parent or teacher to sign the bookmark.  They will then  turn the bookmark in to the library. The students who complete the challenge and turn the bookmark in on time will receive their free ticket in April.

Access our Library Collection at this link


  • Library Hours of Operation: 8:05-2:30 daily (closed from 11:00-12:00 for lunch/planning)
  • 1st-3rd Grade: Classes have a weekly 30 fixed library time. Each library class has a lesson and time to check out a book.
  • 4th-6th Grade:  Students have a flexible library schedule.

This week in the Library: 3/9/2020

This week students will use Destiny, our online catalog, to find library resources that can be used to answer questions about Dr. Seuss. They will also have an opportunity to checkout a book of their choice. 

    Library Technology

    The library has 12 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.

    Check-out Limits and Fines:


    1st - 3rd Grade Students: Each student may check out one book and keep the book for one week. There is no fine for an overdue book. The book must be returned before another book may be checked out. A lost or damaged book must be paid for before another library book may be checked out. 

     4th - 6th Grade Students: Each student may check out two books and keep the books for two weeks. There is a fine of $.05 per day for each overdue book with a cap of $0.50 for each book. If one of the two books checked out is overdue, it must be returned to check out another library book. A lost or damaged book must be paid for before another library book may be checked out.  


    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.https://acboe.follettdestiny.com/quest/servlet/presentquestform.do?site=106&context=saas26_0152535&alreadyValidated=true
    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