Students across the Pennsbury School District have access to books from the school libraries during the COVID closure period thanks to the District librarians, shares Manor Elementary librarian, Megan Edson. “All ten elementary schools are offering curbside pick-up of library books by having students select books via Destiny (Pennsbury’s online catalog), then by sending their requests to the library teachers.” Librarians pull the books, bag them, and label them for safe and secure drive-through pick up. Middle school students also have the chance to get library books through BookHub, which began this month.
“Students are invited to put books on hold in Destiny and pick them up from a cart in the office vestibule once a week,” explained Ms. Edson. At the high school, both East and West campuses have what is being called “Curbside Library,” with students already taking advantage of the opportunity to check out books. “Students email the librarians their book requests and preferred pickup times, books are bagged and labeled, and librarians meet students for pick-up or leave books in the pick-up bin for later times. Safety protocols are in place for returned books at all levels. The District librarians are thrilled that hundreds of books are making their way into the hands of happy Pennsbury students!”
Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary librarian, RoseMarie Shire, added, “It is such a great feeling to be putting actual books into my students’ hands. And I am very thankful to the District for allowing the librarians to do this. Even our parents were very appreciative.”