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    Curbside Pick-Up

    HOLD books marked IN by 2:30 on Tuesdays


    Wednesdays  from 1:15-1:45 and Thursdays 2:30-3PM

    How does it work?

    Students put up to 2 books on HOLD in Destiny Discover.  TIP!  If you put a book marked "IN" on HOLD  - it will most likely be ready for you at the next pick-up date.  Books marked "OUT" can take a while as they are checked out to another patron, and they need to quarantine for one week once they are returned.  

    Use the QRD link below to learn how to use Destiny Discover to HOLD a book or watch the tutorial video.

          qrd image destiny    snippet of tutorial video

    When your books are in and ready for you, you will get an email notice.  You can come pick them up at the next Curbside Pick Up time. Come to the LHE Library Street Entrance on 80th and 26th.  Wear a mask!  Tell us your first and last name and we'll bring out your ready HOLDS. 

    library street entrance


    Do all LHE students get to do Curbside Pick-Up?  We are starting Curbside Pick-Up for 1st-5th graders only. Kindergarteners will eventually get to participate once we have had lessons around taking care of books and how the library works.  

    How many books can I put on HOLD?   Students can put up to 2 books on HOLD.*

    How many books can I check out?  Students can check out 2 books at a time.*

    *These two details may change to best serve the students as I evaluate how the process is working.

    Can both of my books be graphic novels or from the same series?  Only one graphic novel per check-out and only one from a series per check-out.  To be clear, that means you can't get one Amulet and one Dogman.  It also means you can't get two Diary of a Wimpy Kids.  You can, however, get one Dogman and one Diary of a Wimpy Kid!  

    I forgot to put books on HOLD.  Can I just do it when I get there?  Unfortunately, no books will be checked out on the spot.  Only books that are IN and placed on HOLD the night before your scheduled Curbside Pick-Up date will be ready for pick-up.  

    How do I know if my books are ready for Curbside Pick-Up ? You will receive an email telling you your books are ready.  If a book is marked IN when you HOLD it by 2:30 on Tuesday, it should be ready.  Books marked as OUT when they are placed on HOLD will likely not to be ready at Curbside Pick-Up. It will depend on whether or not they are returned by the previous patron.  You will receive an email when they are ready.

    When are my books due?  Books are due one week later. A yellow and black bin is outside the Library doors M-F 8:30-2 (Wednesdays until 1:45PM).  Just drop your books in the bin. Please return books promptly so that others may read them.

    How can I tell what books I have out or overdue?  When logged-in click on your profile picture/name and go to My Stuff.  There you can view Checkouts, Holds, Fines, etc.  You can also renew books here.  If the system does not let you renew a book it is because another patron has it on hold or you have already renewed it once. Please email me if you would like to renew and the system won't let you.    

    I turned in my books but Destiny says they are still out!  Because of the quarantine, I do not check books in until after they have stood in quarantine for one full week.  This means that Destiny could show that a student has 2 books on HOLD, and 4 books checked out even though they technically only have two books at home.  This is because the two books they returned are still in quarantine. It is a complicated system that was not designed for this kind of use, but it is the system we have and I am making the best of it.  If you get an overdue notice, please read the entire email.  

    I still have books out from last year!  What do I do with those?  Can I still hold new books?  You can still HOLD new books, however you will not be able to pick them up unless you bring last year's books with you or return them beforehand.  

    What Covid precautions are being taken?   

    "In lieu of the recent publication of the REALM project about the COVID virus on library items, there is a small change in the current recommended quarantine time for our library materials. The study indicates that materials that were stacked horizontally still had COVID particles after six days.  At this time, it is the recommendation for library materials that cannot be quarantined in an upright position (unstacked) be removed from use for two weeks. If items can rest unstacked, they may be quarantined for a solid week. This may affect the number of times librarians may offer curbside services unless there is a conscious effort to use a separate set of books. 


    Disinfecting individual books is time consuming, costly, damaging to books, and not always thorough, so is not recommended at this time. Use of gloves when handling materials and frequent hand-washing are recommended. When planning curbside checkout services, librarians must make safe choices for their students and families that include proper distancing, use of PPE and quarantine time."  Darcy Brixey, SPS Manager of Library Services and Instructional Materials


    Please know that I am being very thorough with this process for my own safety and they safety of your children.  I quarantine everything that is returned for one week, in an upright, standing position.  Once materials have been in quarantine for one full week, I wipe them with a disinfectant wipe (if they have a plastic wrapper or coating) and then I check them back-in to the system for recirculation.