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The results of the Davis Storytelling Festival are posted under the Storytelling tab above.  
Thank you to all who participated. We loved having you share your stories!

HIghlighted Libraries

Layton Elem

Layton Elementary Librarian laughs while reading a book to students. 

kaysville elem

Kaysville Elementary kindergarten students enjoy reading together.


Columbia Elementary students learn to check out their own books, plus fun displays that promote reading. 

Kaysville Junior High

Art work and Makerspace activities displayed at Kaysville Junior high library.

kays Creek

Kays Creek Elementary students show off their books, and the librarian share books by genre and a March Madness read off.

Davis High Advertisements

Davis High advertises their Overdrive digital library and other book highlights.

Tyler Whitesides

Author Tyler Whitesides visited schools in Davis County.  Here he is visiting with Canyon Creek Elementary.

Centennial JH

Taco 'about some fun books displays. Centennial is sharing some book ideas with others. 


Storytellers visit Muir, Knowlton, and West Point Elementaries to help promote the WSU Storytelling Festival. 

Monkey String Creations

Student creations out of Monkey String at the Bountiful Junior High Library

Davis School Library Catalogs

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Davis School Libraries Mission Statement

 Davis school libraries provide a inviting environment that empowers our diverse school communities to develop knowledge and skills that enable access and ethical use of literacy media resources and technology. We are committed to teaching our school patrons to engage in inquiry, collaboration, creation, critical thinking, and discovery through active reading for learning and enjoyment.

Monica Flint
Elem Social Studies
K-12 Library Supervisor

Valorie Griffin
Administrative Assistant

Davis Reads

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Family Literacy Night

Family Literacy Night
Monday, November 19

7:00 pm Viewpoint High Auditorium

Shelly Brown and Chad Morris 
"Discovering Treasures within Ourselves"

The Davis community is invited to come hear the authors, enter a drawing for free books, or get books signed. 


Read Across Davis

You are invited to participate
Read Across Davis 
March 1, 2019

Information about Read Across Davis

How To Participate
1. Select a time during the day to read at least 30 minutes in your school, class, community, or department. 

2. Send 1-2 pictures per school/department to the One Drive Read Across Davis 2018 folder to show how your school/department is reading as part of the Davis Community and Read Across Davis day.  Create a folder for your school/department and upload your pictures. You can also post pictures on your websites or social media sites.

3. If you would like bookmarks for your participants, complete the 2018 Read Across Davis Bookmark Order form.

4. Students can enter a drawing contest to create a bookmark to be printed for all participants. See instructions below.  

5. Most importantly, enjoy reading and sharing about your books with others by discussing in a group or posting on social media.

Note:  The Davis Read-a-thon is evolving and will now be Read Across Davis. There will no longer be a competition for the amount of pages, books or minutes read. Neither will money prizes be given to schools.   We invite you to simply enjoy reading and sharing books as a Davis Community.  By submitting pictures, we will see how schools and the community get involved in reading together. 

Student Book mark submissions:  Students who would like to enter a drawing contest can create a 2”x 8” black and white outline bookmark that other students can color. It should include the words Read Across Davis 2019 some how. Teachers should submit bookmarks by February 15, at 4:00p.m. to Valorie Griffin vgriffin@dsdmail.net  

Treasures in the Library

2018-2019 Theme

Davis Book Battle

Davis District Book Battle  
Saturday April 27, 2019 

Book Lists for 3rd-4th & 5th-6th

Davis Book Battles Logo

Davis Reads Photo Gallery

Davis Reads Sponsors

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Barnes and Noble Logo
Davis Education Foundation Logo

Library Information

Library Information for Librarians and Patrons

Library Committees

Library Media Steering Committee
The Library Media Steering Committee is composed of elementary and secondary librarians throughout Davis District.  They represent their colleagues and give input on programs and practices, including professional development.  The presidents and presidents-elect from the elementary and secondary library associations DELMA (Davis Elementary Library Media Association) and DTLA (Davis Teacher Librarian Association) serve on the committee as well as two other librarians who are selected at large by their colleagues. 

Steering Committee Leadership  Flowchart
Monica Murdock, District Supervisor
Zach Hansen, President
Shannon Johns, Secretary 

Elementary Representatives
DELMA President, Ella Bingham - Whitesides Elementary 
DELMA President-elect, Keri Bateman - Holt Elementary
Elementary Representatives, Kristine Barneck (Hillfield) & Margaret Millward (West Bountiful)
Secretary, Kristy Tall (Taylor Elem)

Secondary Representatives
DTLA President -  Zach Hansen, Woods Cross High
DTLA President-elect - Stephanie MacKay, Centennial JH
Junior High Representative - Shannon Dewsnup, Fairfield JH
High School Representative - Shannon Johns, Syracuse High

Destiny Technology Committee
Destiny Technician - Cheryl Murdock, Mountain High
Destiny Secondary Assistants - Stan Martin (Central), Margaret Mumford (South), Bea Carlson (North)
Destiny Elementary Assistants -  Rebecca Hatch (Central), Becky Johnson (South), Judy Hooper(North)

Library Policies and Guidelines

Librarian Trainings

Teacher Librarian PD Trainings

August 16           New Librarians              Clearfield High Lab             8:30 - 12:00
August 16           Elem Librarians              Clearfield High Lab            12:30 - 4:00
August 20          Secondary Librarians    Kendell Computer Lab       8:00 - 11:30 

September 17    All Librarians                   PDC, Kendell Building        12:30 - 3:30
                           Finalists Follow-Up Training (bring your own laptop or tablet)

November 1       Secondary Librarians     Farmington High School  8:00 - 3:00
November 2      Elem Librarians               Admin Auditorium             8:30 - 11:30 

January 10         Secondary Librarians     Syracuse Junior High       8:00 - 3:00
January 18         Elem Librarians              PDC, Kendell Bldg             8:30 - 11:30

April 25             Secondary Librarians     South Davis Junior High   8:00 - 3:00
April 26             Elem Librarians               Admin Auditorium              8:30 - 11:30

TextBook Surplus Process

Textbook Surplus
DSD Librarians are responsible for the Instructional Material Removal service or the Textbook Surplus process. When textbooks are no longer being used, each school will determine what books can be sold and reused, or what books are too old or damaged and need to be discarded.  

If books are less then 10 years old and in good condition, the librarian will post them to be sold using the Follett SMS site. Any money or credit acquired from other districts or from Follett will go directly to the school library. http://surplusmanagement.fes.follett.com

If books are older than 10 years or in bad condition, they should be discarded by the librarian of the school by following the instructions below.  

Informational Handouts

Surplus Management System Set up
DSD school librarians are responsible for the Textbook Surplus procedures which include either selling books or disposing of old unusable textbooks.   This document gives instructions on how to set up an account to complete the buy back process. 
1) Set up account.
2) Post textbooks, TEs, or workbooks that can be acquired within the district, or purchased by other districts and Follett.
3) Follow the steps to complete the process for either discarding books or selling books on the SMS site. 

Surplus Process Time Line 
See the steps to take to complete the process of selling books on the Follett SMS site.   Includes the time line of what to do along the way.

Disposal Textbook Checklist
This checklist provides the steps for disposing of unusable textbooks.  Follow this process to complete the pick up order. 

Teacher Form for Textbook Removal
Teachers in the school should use this form to notify the librarian of books that are no longer in use.  The librarian will be able to determine if books should be sold or discarded from information on the form. 

Disposed Books Information
When disposing of unusable books, following these instructions to properly label all books that will be picked up for disposal. 

Textbook Disposal Sign
Print and post this sign on boxes or disposal books that need to be picked up by Follett. Clearly label all materials that need to be picked up.

Discarded Textbook Pick up Schedule 
Davis school district is included in a North Zone pick up schedule which takes place the 3rd week of August, November, and March.  This document explains the process.

Follett Textbook Surplus Process Information
This document explains the contract with Follett and school districts for removing instructional materials from school whether they are sold or discarded by Follett. 

Jerry Elverud - Follett Representative
Cell: 208.220.7201
Office: 800.621.4272 ext 46819

Overdrive Information

OverDrive Resources

Sora Check it Out

Learn more about what Overdrive can do. 

Resource Center

SORA - Student OverDrive App
Getting started Guide

LOCAL CONTENT - Published Student Work
Getting Started with Local Content (10 min video)
What is Local Content
How to create an EPUB file
(to publish an ebook)
How to upload Local Content (ebook or audiobook)

We write to know who we are. We read to know we aren't alone.

-- C.S. Lewis


Library Resources

Book List Resources

The Great American Read show - America votes for the best book
Storyline Online - Great books read by great actors
Pathfinder Example - how to locate books for research topic
Best Books of 2018 SLC
NPR Best Book List

Book Blogs & Websites

eMedia - movies etc. from UEN
GraniteMedia - resources, book highlights etc
Study.com - lesson plan ideas




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The Library Media DESK focuses and prioritizes the reading and information literacy skills that students need to know and be able to use to help them read and research effectively in all subjects.

Elementary DESK
K-5 Elementary Library Media Standards
Scope and Sequence 

UEN Lesson Plans by Standard
Additional Lessons and resources that support the Elementary DESK can be located in the Elementary Media Sharepoint site. Login at Office 365 with your email address and Encore password.

Secondary DESK Standards
6-12 Secondary Library Media Standards  

UEN Lesson Plans by Standard

Utah State Board of Education Library Media Standards

AASL Standards

Library Media Standards

Reading Engagement

Elementary Standards

1. Foster a lifetime love of reading by teaching the value of books and building the motivation to read.
2. Read a variety of literature, including narrative and informational texts.
3. Introduce literary terms (alliteration, allegory, simile, metaphor, analogy)
4. Understand the elements of a story (theme, character, setting, plot) and identify the author’s point of view using text dependent questions to support conclusions
5. Compare and contrast different types of literature (narrative, informational, literary non-fiction)

Secondary Standards
  • Read for information from a variety of formats and genres
  • Read for personal pleasure and individual growth

Information Research & Skills

Elementary Standards

Find answers to questions by learning how to:

  • TaskDefinition:decidewhattolearnaboutandwheretolookforinformation.
  • LocateandAccess:findprintanddigitalinformationandhowtofindandusethosein
  • your library.
  • Evaluateinformation:determineifresourcesarevalid,reliableandcredible.
  • Organizethinking:organizetheimportantdetailsfromtheinformation
  • Createandedit:buildyourproject
  • Givecredit:usepropercitation
  • Reviewtheresearchprocessandthefinalproduct:assesstheresearchprocess(not product) and determine ways to improve.
secondary DESK Standards
  • Conduct research using an inquiry-based approach
  • Apply strategies to locate and access information sources
  • Use a variety of note taking strategies
  • Analyze, organize and integrate information from multiple sources to support ideas

Media Literacy & Engagement

Elementary Standards
  • Identify the different types of media.
  • Categorize the sources, purposes and effects of media.
  • Analyze and think critically about media messaging.
Secondary Standards
  • Evaluate and select media for appropriate personal, education, and professional uses
  • Practice safe and responsible behaviors when using digital and social media

Library Student Learning Objectives

Elementary Student Learning Objectives

Secondary Student Learning Objectives


The following students have been selected to represent Davis School District
at the WSU Storytelling Festival by sharing their prepared stories. 
Performances will be Wednesday, February 27 @ Davis Conference Center in Layton. 

Parents, please complete the online participation form by February 8, 2019
in order to have your child participate in the festival. 
Thank you!

  A  B CD E
9:30 Camilla Bruse Perry Dutson Rachel McCammon Ellie Hill & Lexi Walker
  Samantha Trunzo Vivian Phan Hunter Allen Ash Hanamaikai
10:30 Kirra Naylor Aric Williamson Chloe Lang Alice Steed
  Gabriella Hayward Lanna Mi Natalie Rimington Addison George
11:30 Sam Dugdale Lucy Nilsson Clara Short Marissa Simpson
  Anne Stephens Teagan Hurley Abigail Pexton

Kate & Carter Weaver


Storytelling Festivals

Davis Storytelling Festival
January 24, 2019,  6:30 
Centennial Jr High Band & Choir Rooms 
740 S. Sunset Dr. Kaysville

Davis Storyteller Participation Form
To be completed by school storytelling coordinator. 

WSU Storytelling Festival  
February 26-27, 2019
WSU Storytelling Website

Reservations for WSU Storytelling Festival are now available.  Submit the following form. 
2019 Storytelling Field Trip Reservations 

Student Storytellers Guidelines & Preparations
2019 Storyteller Participant Form - Due by December 14th

2019 WSU Storytelling Festival Reservation Form - Reserve seats and buses now! Complete, save, and email according to form instructions.

Storytelling Teaching Resources & Websites

Storytelling Websites

Beth Horner - Story Artist
Syd Lieberman - Storyteller 
Kevin D. Cordi - Youth Storytelling 
Randell McGee - Story Productions
Donald Davis - Storyteller

Storytelling Books