Great Ways to Locate and Access Books
Destiny Quest: a new way to access summer reading lists on the iPad, iPhone, iPod or computer.
In addition to the printable PDF versions of the reading lists available above, students may access the lists by using our student-friendly searching interface Destiny Quest. Read More
To access the Summer Reading Lists through the online PDS Destiny Catalog, first click here. Click on resource lists on left, then public lists on right. Destiny Quest also offers a free mobile app for download in the Apple App Store or is available on the web here. The PDS id for Destiny Quest is pds.follettdestiny.com and a "network" username and password is needed to access the full features of the app/website. Parents can use the guest login or their child’s login to access Destiny Quest. Once in Destiny Quest students may create wish lists for books, find out more information about particular titles, and discover read-alike titles. Please note that Destiny Quest is a catalog, not a place to download e-books. During the school year, students will be able to reserve books from the PDS libraries via Destiny Quest.
Students may read titles in electronic or print format. Read More
The libraries at PDS will have several apps available for students to use on iPads to access ebooks. We have begun to pilot two reader apps both for reference as well as fiction titles. Right now we are trialing books through both a iPad app called Follett Shelf as well as an app called Blio. In addition, ebooks are available through the e-subscription page under Virtual Library. We understand that electronic format is the way in which reading is going and we intend to find the best sources to access the titles through the library.
Need help finding your next book? Want to look up books by topic or genre?
Try NoveList. PDS students will need the library username and password to access this subscription from a device off-campus. Ask any librarian for this information.
Lists of Award Winning Books & Other Links
Coretta Scott King Award: To encourage the artistic expression of the African American experience via literature and the graphic arts, including biographical, historical and social history treatments by African American authors and illustrators.
The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
National Book Award for Young People’s Literature Award Established in 1950, the National Book Award is an American literary prize given to writers by writers and administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization.
All PDS students are eligible to have a library card at the Princeton Public Library. They have wonderful programs and a great collection.