Updated 10/26/20

Reading

See helpful videos below.

How to "hold" non-digital books for check-out

NC Library Books: Using Destiny Classic and Destiny Discover
There are 2 ways to access library books at North Central.
  • For REAL print books, hover on the "Destiny" tab above and click on "Destiny Classic". To place a hold on the books you would like to check out, log in using your MSDWT username/password. Your requests will be checked out to you and delivered to your English class (or Door 1 for virtual students). See Mrs. Toussant's video below.

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  • For DIGITAL books, open Chrome, go to "Destiny Discover", log in with your MSDWT login after choosing our state and school. See Mrs. Achgill's directions for step-by-step instructions or watch Mrs. Toussant's video below. Once your books are "checked out" you can read them by using the free app "Destiny Read."

THANKS to the Advancement Center for funding extra digital copies of books for 9th and 10th grade English Language Arts class book studies!!!

READ 180

Need READ180 quizzes? Then click here.

Rosies and other Book Suggestions

The Rosies are an annual list of nominated great YA books that are recommended to Indiana high school students. Have you read a Rosie this year? Read and rate the current 2020-21 Rosie nominees before May 2021 by clicking here.

YALSA - American Library Association's young adult division provides years of lists and recommendations and includes a searchable database of great titles to read next.

YABC - YA [Young Adult] Book Central  

provides book reviews, giveaways and author interviews. Similar to GoodReads, but focused on young adult, teen, tween and kid readers. Reviews written by members are monitored by staffers...better yet, become a member.

Something NEW from the library...
Books Beyond North Central's Library
  • eBook High School Collection: Digital books available to anyone in Indiana, including popular titles like Andrews' Me, Earl and the Dying Girl.

  • Gale Ebooks:  Reference resources including Arts, Business, History, Law, Literature, and Medicine.

  • Gale Literature: Includes criticism, literary and cultural analysis, biographies, summaries of literary works, primary sources, and photographs; as well as full-text poems, short stories, novels, plays, and speeches.

  • Indianapolis Public Library: Get your public library card ready.

  • Free digital books in the Public Domain: No need to subscribe or sign up for trials for Project Gutenberg or UPenn's Online Book Page.

  • Read a book in another language! Global Storybooks allows readers to hear and read African picture books in many different languages. International Children's Digital Library is another great site for books at different interest levels and in many languages.

  • MAGAZINES!!! Yes, I know, magazines are nothing new, but we now have access to several titles through a digital platform called Flipster. 

  • Get password from Canvas course NC Library 20-21 Database password page and enjoy browsing.

And Beyond Books...
  • Many readers and writers love fanfiction sites. Try Teen Ink and Quotev for fanfic works geared to high school students.

  • Feeling like reading some poetry? Try Poets.org and celebrate National Poetry Month during April.

  • Do you enjoy political cartoons? Then give The Week's Political Cartoon page a look. Read cartoons from all sides of the political spectrum.

Helene Achgill

Teacher Librarian, IC Dept. Chair

Office hours for Fall 2020:

After school every Wednesday & Thursday

or by Zoom appt. with details in Canvas.

Lee Toussant

Teacher Librarian

Updated office hours for Fall 2020:

After school in Zoom (link and details in Canvas) Tuesdays and Thursdays or by appt.

Library Information Center & Learning Center

Mission Statement:

to support the development of lifelong learners and globally-minded citizens by providing a bridge between the classroom and deeper learning for all students through differentiated and equitable supports in order to foster the academic, creative, and social skills needed to achieve excellence in a multicultural environment.

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North Central High School

1801 E. 86th St.

Indianapolis, IN  46240

317-259-5301

 

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