Library Catalog Practice for K - 5 Library Lessons - Library Skills

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I used this to teach my students how to use Destiny Discover! This is a great resource and gives you so much information to use. Thank you!
It was a great resource to use when I introduced the students to the Destiny program. They were able to search and find books they would like to read.
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Make library catalog lessons fun for your elementary students! It’s easy to teach library catalog skills to your K-5 students with these scaffolded library lessons and activities. Help your students gain independence in using the library! Use this library skills unit with the Destiny Discover Library Catalog or any other catalog system.


These library catalog lessons make it easy for you to teach and review catalog search concepts in your elementary library skills classes! You're going to love how these library lessons build on prior learning each year, K-5. And your students will be so glad to find the library resources they want and need!

**Save 20% on this resource in the Year Round Library Catalog Practice BUNDLE!!**

Students will learn to use 5 types of library catalog searches:

⭐️ Subject

⭐️ Series

⭐️ Title

⭐️ Author

⭐️ Keyword

This extensive library catalog unit includes:

  • Teacher's Guide with Standards Alignment
  • Lesson Ideas for each grade, K-5
  • Student guides for logging into Destiny and for putting a book on hold
  • Video tutorial and reference page for holds and lists in Destiny Discover
  • 10 worksheets for grades 3 - 5 for classic Destiny
  • 10 worksheets for grades 3 - 5 for Destiny Discover
  • 10 worksheets for grades 3 - 5 without the Destiny label - use with any library catalog system!
  • Answer keys
  • Step-by-step instructions for setting up your Visual Search
  • Digital version (grades 3-5) to Google Classroom or Microsoft Teams 
  • Editable title/author/series worksheets (PowerPoint file)

Destiny & Destiny Discover pages compatible with Follett's Destiny version 19.0. Updated August 2022.

This library skills resource is perfect for

✅ Elementary library classes

✅ Library centers

✅ Independent library work

✅ Distance learning

These elementary library lessons have been used in over 1,600 libraries!  See why school librarians love this resource: 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Nikohl S. says, "Time saver! Very helpful and love the digital options. I recommend reading Laura's blog post regarding catalog instruction as well. "

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Deborah G. says, "I have used this activity with my 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. I use it as an assessment and an independent practice activity for the students that are finished checking out their books."


Do you have to use the Destiny system to use this resource?

No. There is a version of worksheets that do not refer to Destiny, so they can be used with any library catalog system.

Is this an editable resource?

Yes. There are editable worksheets for title, author, and series searches so you can customize them to match your collection. You will need PowerPoint to edit this file.

Can I use this in my online classroom?

Yes. I’ve included a PowerPoint file that can be loaded into Google Classroom or Microsoft Teams.

Copyright ©️Laura Trapp The Trapped Librarian

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