Our beautiful McKnight library provides students and staff access to materials in a variety of genres and subjects to enrich their love of reading. In addition to print books, we also have ebooks that students can access using our catalog, Destiny Discover. Using TigerID, students access Destiny Discover to view both our print books and our ebooks. Students can then use their account to checkout ebooks while at home or at school - both during the school year and throughout the summer. They can also view their checkout history and create a list of favorite books that they have read.
North Allegheny also provides access to a number of subscription databases such as the Pebble Go collection, World Book Encyclopedia, Access PA/Power Library, CultureGrams, and World Almanac for Kids. These resources are available both at school and at home. Links to these resources are located on a tab to the left called Elementary Resources. Logins for these databases are available through your child's Google Library Classroom.
Each week, students attend library and technology classes taught by the librarians, Ms. Falkner and Ms. Mautino. Book exchanges, story times, the Birthday Book Club, March Book Madness (grades 3-5), the Summer Reading Program through Northland Library, author visits, and other reading activities support the development of literacy. Classes in first through fifth grades will receive a report card grade at the end of each semester. Additional collaborative library/information technology lessons delivered in conjunction with classroom teachers are encouraged whenever possible because of the wide applicability of information and technology skills to all areas of study. We also host two book fairs a year where all money raised goes to purchase new books for the library.