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Access eBooks and audio books.

New! Click here for a video tutorial on accessing Follett Destiny!

Students and staff of Central School can easily download AUDIO and eBOOKS from the Central CLC to their iPad, laptop, or any device.
1. Click on this link to access Destiny Discover from any device.
2. Click on login in the upper right hand corner to login to Destiny Discover using Google.

IMPORTANT, you must login to Destiny Discover in order to have access to electronic resources. 

Once you are logged in scroll down until you see the ribbons for eBooks or Audio books.  You can click on a cover to check out that title, or click on see all to the right of the ribbon to see all of our offerings. 

Please note that when you do click on a title, if it is available you will see the option to open the book as well as to checkout the book.  If you choose open, it does not check the book out, it simply allows you to read it at that time.  Once you close the session the book is available for others to read or checkout.  If you click on checkout the book is yours for 14 days and will be returned automatically.  To access any previously checked out ebooks click on the three horizontal lines at the top of the screen and go to checkouts in the menu that opens.

At the top of the Discover page are links to some of our electronic resources. 

Any questions?  Email Mr. Smolka at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

March Book Madness at the Glencoe Public Library: Round two voting now open!

To vote in the second round of book madness click here for chapter books or here for picture books!

Glencoe Public Library is trying to determine the number one chapter and picture books, and has asked the students at Central School to help out.  For the next 4 weeks voting will take place to determine the champions.  To vote in the chapter book bracket, click here.  To help crown the picture book champion please vote here.

2022 Rebecca Caudill Award Nominees

Mr. Smolka recently visited with 5-7 grade literacy classes to book talk the 2022 Rebecca Caudill Award Nominees.  This year’s list of 20 titles has been flying off the shelves in both the CLC and classroom libraries.  This year’s list includes the following titles.

Realistic Fiction
The Line Tender by Kate Allen
King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender
I Can Make This Promise by Christine Day
Maybe He Just Likes You by Barbara Dee
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart
From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks
To Night Owl From Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer
Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga (Novel in Verse)
Clean Getaway by Nic Stone
Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams

Graphic Novels
Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol
The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner
They Called Us Enemy by George Takei (Graphic Non Fiction)

Inkling by Kenneth Oppel
City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Non Fiction
Torpedoed: The True Story of the World War II Sinking of “The Children’s Ship”
It’s Trevor Noah: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (Memoir)
Free Lunch by Rex Ogle (Memoir)

Historical Fiction
Orange for the Sunsets by Tina Athaide

How to get a Glencoe Public Library Card!

Need a Glencoe Public Library card in order to access all of their digital content, including books, movies, music and more?  Now you can sign up online.  All you need to do is visit this link and fill out the form.  Remember to ask an adult for permission and help if you need it.

Once you get the card or if you have one already, here is a link to a video that show you how to check out books.

Email me if you have any questions.

Use the Libby app to find eBooks!

Have a Glencoe Public library card?  You can use the Libby app to download eBooks and audiobooks.  7th and 8th graders should have the app on their iPads, if not download it from Self Service.  For other students the app is available from the app store for your device.  Once you have the app, follow the instructions to add your library card and start checking materials out.

More information from the GPL can be found here.

Central School Grades 5-8

Dr. Ryan Mollet, Principal
Mr. Eddy Kim, Assistant Principal

First Bell: 8:15 AM
Classes: 8:20 AM - 3:25 PM

620 Greenwood Avenue
Glencoe, IL 60022

Office: (847) 835-7600
Fax: (847) 835-7605
Nurse: (847) 835-7640
Absence Line: (847) 835-7801