Dodge Elementary Library Media Center and Collaboration Lab


Christina Wendt

Phone: 251-221-1198



Mission Statement

The mission of Dodge Elementary Media Center is to provide a library media program which will enable individuals to become information literate and effective lifelong readers.  The program will provide educational and technological opportunities to students and staff in keeping with their needs and abilities.  The program will also enable individuals to access, analyze, assimilate, and use information effectively.  


The goals of the library media program are to enable students to:

  • Access information through learning activities that are integrated into the curriculum and assist students in becoming information literate;
  • Select, retrieve, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, create, and communicate information in all formats and in all content areas of the curriculum;
  • Use a range of equipment for accessing local and remote information in any format from within and beyond the library media center and the school through electronic networks; and
  • Pursue areas of personal interests through reading and accessing information, thereby becoming lifelong learners and effective, responsible citizens in a democracy. 

General Information

The Dodge Elementary Library Media Center operates on a flexible schedule and is open each weekday from 8:15 to 2:45 for students and from 7:45 - 3:30 for teachers.  The Media Center uses an automated catalog system named "Destiny" which can be accessed from all computers in the school including those located in the Media Center, Computer Lab, and individual classrooms.  Students and teachers may use the Destiny program anywhere in the building to generate a list of desired materials and then email this list to the Media Specialist.  These materials will then be pulled and prepared for the individual to pick-up. 

Students may check out books for a period of one (1) week.  Fines are not charged for overdue books; however, students with overdue books will not be allowed to check out additional books.  Students must pay to replace lost or damaged books.

In addition to the open circulation hours listed above, classes are scheduled into the library on a rotating basis for formal lessons covering grade level appropriate information literacy skills.  Teachers may request additional class time for special projects or research.  The library media specialist and classroom teacher will plan collaboratively to ensure that all class sessions support and extend the goals and objectives of the classroom.

AR Bookfind

Check your books here to see if there is an AR quiz available and to see the book level.


Parents may access their child's information using this link

Ebooks on Destiny

Students may access numerous eBooks through our electronic catalog system Destiny. The link is on the school website's homepage. Use the search 'eBooks" to locate and read on your device or computer.

Popular Links


Research Sites
Destiny OPAC- Dodge Library Catalog

Discovery Education

A ground-breaking cross-curricular resource designed to simultaneously engage students and provide educators with instructional support to implement the Common Core State Standards. Thousands of learning objects, tools, and assessment activities encourage student content creation, critical thinking, and collaboration

Mobile Public Library

The Mobile Public Library site offers an online catalog, ebooks, online resources and links by topic, new book lists, storytime and event schedules, mobile apps ...

Alabama Virtual Library
The Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers, and citizens of the State of Alabama with online access to essential library and information resources. It is primarily a group of online databases that have magazine, journal, and newspaper articles for research.

Homework help

This service offers free homework help from subject specialists. The service is available everyday from 3 p.m. until Midnight ! ! ! It offers free tutoring in Math, Science, Social Studies and English for grades 4-12 and college intro.


Educational Activities and Games
Cool Math
An amusement park of math activities designed for learning fun.

FunBrain is the #1 site for online educational games for kids of all ages. (math, grammar, science, spell, history)

Tumble Book Library
The TumbleBook Library is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) TumblePuzzles, and TumbleQuizzes, as well as TumbleResources for teachers. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which we have licensed from children's book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.

Big Universe

Read hundreds of stories, connect with bloggers, learn from non-fiction books or create a book.

ABDO Digital Books

Digital Books / eBooks

Teacher Resources
ALEX (Alabama Learning Exchange)

Reading Renaissance
AR BookFinder
PARENTS, STUDENTS, TEACHERS: Use this link to check your favorite book titles. Look to see if there is an Accelerated Reader quiz available and to find the reading level of the book. You can also check to see if there are Vocabulary Practice Quizzes and/or Literacy Skills Quizzes available on your favorite titles.

Renaissance Home Connect

AR Enterprise offers our students access to the AR and STAR programs through the Internet with access to every AR quiz available (100,000+).  Every time new AR quizzes are released our students automatically have access to the new quizzes.  As our students look for books at the Mobile County Public Library, at the local bookstores, or at home they will be able to use the link below to check the title to see if there is an AR quiz available and to see if the book level is within their reading range.  Students will still only have permission to test from computers at school but we are encouraging them to use our school library, the public library and their home libraries to locate even more good books to read.  Each quarter our students are reading and quizzing to increase their reading skills and reach their individual AR goals. 

Renaissance Learning

Students may use this link from school to take a CARP test.