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Destination: Destiny Quest!

You can access Dalton's library catalog or the entire district from anywhere in the internet world. Destiny Quest is a visually engaging library search interface to appeal to the 21st century learner.

Click on this link to go to meet your Destiny: http://destiny.aps.k12.co.us

Tumblebook Library can be found by clicking the Destiny link above and then clicking on Dalton. If you scroll down you will see the link to Tumblebook Library.

APS OverDrive eBooks and Audiobooks

Library Services is making ebooks available for checkout district-wide using OverDrive. APS OverDrive offers both ebooks and audiobooks for all student levels, as well as professional development ebooks for staff.

An app is available for every major desktop and mobile platform, including Windows, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android phones and tablets, Kindles and Kindle Fire HD, Barnes & Noble nooks, Windows 8 PCs, tablets and phones, and Blackberry.

Chromebooks can view but not download OverDrive ebooks.

Everyone has an account. Just sign in at: apslibraryservices.lib.overdrive.com

    • Library card number for staff is their full APS Outlook email address.
    • Library card number for students is their district ID number.

No password is needed. After logging in, choose a subject, collection or grade level to explore, or just click in the search field and type in the desired title, author or keyword.

OverDrive was started last year for use by high school students, but thanks to a recent Libraries and Literacy Grant we were able to extend OverDrive to students at all levels. We now have over 500 elementary ebooks available. While ALL students can view ALL ebooks (covers and samples), the elementary students can only check out the elementary ebooks.


Colorado Children's Book Awards

2017 Junior Picture Book Winner:

Mustache Baby

By Bridget Heos Illustrated by Joy Ang

2017 Junior Book Winner:

Ellie's Story: A Dog's Purpose Novel

By W. Bruce Cameron Illustrated by Richard Cowdrey

2018 NOMINEES

JUNIOR BOOKS

    • A Night Divided by Jenniver A Nielsen
    • Ghosts by Raina Telegemeier
    • Journey through the Ash and Smoke by Kate Messner and Kelley McMorris
    • Kid Owner by Tim Green
    • Rain Reign by Ann Martin
    • Save Me A Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan
    • The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey
    • The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier and Douglas Holgate
    • Took: A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn
    • Upside-Down Magic by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle and Emily Jenkins

PICTURE BOOKS

  • Du Iz Tak? By Carson Ellis
  • Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgans
  • Penguin Problems by Jory, John and Lane Smith
  • Please, Mr. Panda by Steve Anthony
  • Strickly No Elephants by Lisa Matchev and Taeeun Yoo
  • The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield
  • The Princess and the Pony by Kate Beaton
  • The Thank you Book by Mo Willems
  • They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wentzel
  • We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen

The Colorado Children’s Book Award was established by Dr. Bill Curtis in 1975 to encourage children’s active involvement with books and reading. The CCBA committee is sponsored by Colorado Council of the International Reading Association.

Colorado Council International Reading Association CCIRA