Student Resources

  • Destiny Image.pngDestiny Library Catalog: To search for a book in your school's library, select Library Catalog (OPAC) and then find your school. Select the "catalog" tab and then conduct your search. You can watch How to Search the Library Catalog if you are unsure of how to do this. 
    • AR Bookfinder: The Library supports the Accelerated Reader (AR) Program, by identifying books that have available tests. When away from the library, find out if book has a corresponding quiz by using AR Bookfinder. 
    • Ebooks and Audiobooks: You can also access ebooks and audiobooks from any internet connected device. Search your library OPAC to find out what is available by following these English or Spanish instructions.
  • Public Library: When your school library is not open, or you are interested in a book we don't have you can always use the Shafter Branch of the Kern County Public Library. Watch the screen cast Finding a Book at the Shafter Library for a review on how to get a library card, search for, and request a book.
  • World Book Online: Link to Worldbook Online, our online encyclopedia. Worldbook Image.pngFrom there choose a version that suits your needs. If you are at home you will need the login information. You can get this from your school's library assistant.
  • AR BookFinder: Link to AR BookFinder to find out if a book has an Accelerated Reader Quiz. Link to How to Use AR BookFinder for a tutorial on how to use this web based tool.
  • Playaways: Playaways are audio players containing prerecorded books. They can be checked out by 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who have turned into the library a signed contract. Download the Richland School Library Media Center Parent Playaway Contract and have your parent/guardian sign it and return it to the library so you can begin to check out these audiobooks. Playaways can be checked with or without the accompanying print version of the book. 
  • 1000 Books Project: Preschool (4 years and up), Kindergarten or 1st Grade students are invited along with their parents/guardians to participate in the 1000 Books Project. The purpose of the project is to foster a love of reading by providing families with wonderful books to read. Each bag contains 10 books, and for every 100 books read, the child can select a free paperback book. A child who reads 1000 books will have his/her name displayed on a plaque in the school library. Download and print the 1000 Books Contract in English or the 1000 Books Contract in Spanish, bring it to the school's library and begin this enriching, enjoyable activity.
  • Books for Checkout: Student can check out books for research and special projects and the library encourages students to self-select books and magazines for pleasure reading. Playaways are devices that are preloaded with an audio book and are available for student checkout upon completion of a Playaway Contract. Students can access and checkout ebooks and digital audiobooks through their Destiny Library Account.
    • AR Bookfinder: The Library supports the Accelerated Reader (AR) Program, by identifying books that have available tests. When away from the library, find out if book has a corresponding quiz by using AR Bookfinder. 
  • Parent Checkout: Parents of RSD early readers interested in checking out books for their children can do so through the library.
  • Students Access to Digital ResourcesDestiny Library Catalog, SIRS Discover and World Book Online are available for student use 24/7. Students can ask their library assistant for the username and password for remote access.
  • 1000 Books Project: Preschool through 1st grade students and their parents or guardians can participate in this program, where students work toward reading 1000 books, with adult, by the end of 1st grade. For more details about this program, see 1000 Books Parent Contract 
  • Summer Library. In order to avoid "summer slide" and to encourage reading, RSD School Library remains open on one campus for all RSD students, during several weeks in the summer.