4 cool things you can do with our library app – Destiny Quest!

West Des Moines Schools recently launched the ability to utilize the Destiny Quest app (for iOS and Android) to access our school libraries.   Although parents can’t actually “log into” the library system (since they don’t have library accounts), there are 4 really cool things that parents and students can do with the Destiny Quest app to help encourage reading! 

#1) Check out the top 10 most checked out books from your child’s school library!
If you’re not up to date on the latest children or teen literature, log into to see the most frequently checked out books.  This is a great way to find out what other kids are reading and talking about.

2) What’s new…
See a list of the latest books that have been added to the library!

3) Resource Lists…
Ever wonder what books are used for Lang & Lit class?  Destiny Quest app provides you with access to resource lists for specific courses and grade levels.

4) Last, but not least… Search
Using the search option at top, you can search through the library collection to find out if there’s a certain title/resource available!

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How to setup Destiny Quest
Checkout the YouTube video to see how to download the app >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZlXmRy46sw   After it’s installed…

1. Download the app

2. Add    library.wdmcs.org   for the library web address.

3. Select your school

4. Click on TRY DESTINY QUEST

6 thoughts on “4 cool things you can do with our library app – Destiny Quest!

  1. Crystal Tate

    Does the Destiny app allow access to library sources, as would SIRS or another online source, or is it more for checking the availability of in-library titles?

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    1. Brian Abeling Post author

      Yes, the Destiny app will allow you to search through libraries collection… I should clarify though: It will not let you SEE into the library book/resource, but would allow you to see what resources we have.

      Reply
  2. Melissa Fuentes

    Here at Follett we are so pleased to hear that you West Des Moines schools are implementing and using the new Destiny Quest mobile app. There are so many features to the app that really benefit everyone in the school from students to teachers to parents.

    If you have time, I’d love to hear feedback on how your students are using the app and what they think about it. Our app developers would love to hear both positive and if any (hopefully not) negative comments, so that we can continue to make the app better.

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    1. Brian Abeling Post author

      Thanks for posting Melissa! We’d be glad to send in any feedback…. For myself, I LOVE the top 10 list per school and the fact that I can view other schools, not just the school my child attends. Many parents aren’t experts at childrens or teens literature – but yet we want to encourage our kids to read, and seeing the top 10 list is an easy way for me to see what other kids are reading. As a parent, it’s much easier to recommend something to them if I can state that lots of kids are reading this also…

      Brian

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      1. Melissa Fuentes

        Hi Brian, That’s wonderful feedback from a parent’s point of view. For us it’s essential to provide resources that will give an added benefit to everyone involved in promoting student success. Learning is continuous as they say! Yes I would greatly welcome the feedback, any, that you can provide. Recently we Skyped with students from 3rd to 6th grade and asked them for their feedback on Destiny Quest and the Destiny Quest mobile app. It was such a rewarding experience for us, here at Follett. We learned so much about what students are looking for and how they feel about our products. If you’d be willing to Skype we would love to hear your feedback that way too. Please let me know – direct email mfuentes@follettsoftware.com

        Thank you so much. Speak soon

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