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General and Collection Development Resources for New School Librarians: New School Librarian Resources/Tips

This libguide was created to assist new elementary school librarians in New York City with collection development.

General Resources

How to Navigate/Use Follett Destiny

Follett Destiny Resources

Destiny Library Manager Information


NYPL Educator Card

  • Borrow up to 100 items
  • Receive no late fines for books or audiobooks
  • Request up to 50 items
  • Check out books and audiobooks for a loan period of 60 days
  • Access NYPL's hundreds of electronic resources databases, from downloadable books, music, and movies

Book Talking!

Purchasing Resources

Where to Buy Library Supplies?

Demco is the most popular and all-encompassing company. You can buy anything from spine labels to library furniture

How to Cover a Picture Book Using Mylar

Essential School Library Supplies


  • Barcodes


  • Mylar
  • Bone
  • Spine labels (you can buy these or create your own)
  • Genre stickers (if wanted)
  • Color coded stickers (if applicable)

Book Displays:

  • Book stands


  • Shelf labels
  • Dewey section labels (you can buy these or create your own)