Jamestown Library

New! Curbside Pickup Will Change to Self-Serve

This information was updated on 1/5/2021

In order to allow families more time to pick up print books from the Jamestown Library, “curbside” will change to self-serve beginning with our next pickup opportunity on Thursday, January 21st. This is also a day change from the usual Wednesday.

What does this mean? Students and families will still place holds or place a request (depending on grade-level), but staff will no longer be curbside to bring books to your car. Instead, walk or drive to Jamestown on Pick-Up days. Books will be bagged by student last name. Find your books, grab them and go!

Why did you change? This allows families to pick up books for other families, as needed, and also allows a longer window of opportunity to pick up books.

What are the hours of Self Serve Pickup? Books will remain outside of school from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (on designated pick-up days only)>


Method 1 (Grades 3-5) You pick the books! – Students login to the library catalog (Destiny Discover) and place holds on up to 3 specific print book titles. Please see additional videos and instructions in your child’s Library Canvas Course.

Method 2 (Pre-K, Montessori, K, 1st and 2nd Grade) We pick the books! – Based on your child’s interests, we will select 3 print books for them. Please fill out the Google Book Interest form located in the Library Canvas course or PTA Newsletter. (Please note: you must fill out a book request form for each Self Serve Pickup opportunity.)


Important: Before coming to the school please remember to check your child’s library account in Destiny Discover to see if books have been checked out to your child. If books are listed under “checkout”, that means that book(s) you requested will be waiting for you to pick up on Wednesday. If they are still under “holds” they are not ready for pickup. (This applies to books placed on hold by students in grades 3-5)

HOW DO I RETURN BOOKS? Thanks to a former Jamestown student and Eagle Scout candidate, we now have a blue book drop outside of Jamestown for your book returns. Return books any weekday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on days when the school is open.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Blaine.

Virtual Book Choices

Read an eBook or listen to an audiobook. Choose to checkout from a selection of hundreds of ebooks and audiobooks by logging in to Destiny Discover or MackinVIAMackinVIA

Listen and read along to a TumbleBook!

Tumblebooks can be accessed through MackinVIA (click on Databases)
TumbleBooks logo with dancing books

If you are having trouble with any of these resources, please email Ms. Blaine.




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