Librarians

How Follett Supports Librarians

Follett is proud to advocate for librarians as leaders, ensuring the library is an integral part of a future-ready world. Connecting students with the perfect resources, and partnering with teachers, administrators, and families, Follett helps place the library at the center of learning.

Follett offers content that’s unrivaled in quality and quantity, plus related technology and services. We make school libraries more efficient and effective, support active student learning, and create a more engaging and collaborative learning environment. From new collections to filling the gaps, librarians trust Follett to fill their shelves with possibility.

Library Products

We are proud to offer an outstanding level of customer service to our school and library partners.

Library Services

Librarians look to Follett for support to build or maintain their collections. From a wide selection of materials found on Titlewave® to specialized services.

Library Management System

More K-12 schools and districts use Follett Destiny® Library Manager for managing their library resources than any other platform.

Latest Updates

Announcing the 2021 ALA award winners!

Browse the winning titles from this year’s ALA Youth Media Awards, including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Award winners.

Webinar: Follett Destiny® Library Manager - On-Demand - Support Summer Reading Initiatives

In this webinar, we will discuss: 

  • New ways to encourage the use of your eContent resources
  • Various ways to spread the word about your available eContent resources
  • Ways to search within Titlewave® for eContent resources that will enable you to expand your eCollection, so it's as varied as your traditional print shelves

What's New in Follett Destiny® v18.2

This new version incorporates many of your suggestions, and we are confident the enhanced features and functions will meet your needs. We continue to improve Follett Destiny® for today’s students, teachers, and librarians.
 

New Follett Book eFair Options Include Ship-to-Home

By choosing to ship your Follett Book eFair orders directly to students’ homes, you create a safe, contact-free environment. This effortless distribution system will enhance your students’ remote learning experience and reduce faculty work hours – everyone wins with Follett Book eFairs!

Blogs

Our Favorite Beverly Cleary Books

For generations, readers of all ages have connected with the realistic characters and settings Beverly Cleary created in her books. Before becoming a published author, Cleary worked as a librarian. She knew firsthand the importance of young readers having access to books that were reflective of their worlds.

10 Books to Share with Students for Autism Acceptance Month

April is Autism Acceptance Month. To spark conversations and foster understanding in your library or classroom, we’ve put together a list of books for the occasion. Be sure to take a look at some of the free downloadable resources available to help guide lessons.

Read Across America: Empowering Our Youth Through Stories of Change

In 1998, the National Education Association (NEA) launched Read Across America, a year-round program focused on creating and celebrating a nation of diverse readers. Their ongoing mission is to motivate children and young adults to explore inclusive stories about everyone, for everyone.

First Chapter Fridays: What You Need to Know

Starting First Chapter Friday in your middle school or high school language arts classroom? You won’t regret it! Starting First Chapter Friday requires no special tools, only students and a high-interest book with a dynamic first chapter. Implementing First Chapter Friday is simple. You have a few decisions to make concerning how you will implement the process in your classroom, but the actual activity is simple.

Book List - Be Kind: Picture Books to Spread Kindness and Generosity

Celebrate the simple act of being generous and considerate with no expectation of return.

An essential social and emotional skill for young readers to develop, these picture books can help children understand the importance of kindness, community and self-empowerment – and just how easy those actions are to demonstrate.

Perfect Enough for a Pandemic

Join Mark Ray and his colleagues as they present, “Librarians Lead as Instructional Partners with Curation for Digital Learning.”

As educators, we are often expected to have all the answers, be in charge, and maintain control. “Perfection” is an ever-present, shiny target on our professional horizons. Both students and colleagues look to us to excel in the classroom, the library, and in our school. Our employee evaluations notably use the words proficient and distinguished to describe acceptable performance. For educators, good enough is rarely good enough.

5 Ideas to Get Ready for the New Year

Every year during this time, I think about what I can do to get ready for the new year.  And this year especially, there have been a lot of lessons learned since the school year started, many of which can be used to help our students, teachers, and families too. 

Our Follett Book eFair Was Such A Hit! Read & Hear All About It Here, Friends

We just had one of the best book fairs at Van Meter! In fact, it was the very first Follett Book eFair we had, and it was such a huge success with our students, teachers, and families. I can't wait to tell you all about it.

Make Reading a Family Event: A Parent's Take

With two young boys in our house, our time is consumed by schoolwork, extra activities, and, of course, an abundance of screens. Life gets pretty busy, and we do our best to carve out time as a family and dive into books and stories the kids can get excited about. To do this, it is important that we let them have a say in the books we choose to read.

Videos

Author Takeovers

During our Author Takeover events, we invite popular authors to candidly share insights into their works and how their books may be incorporated into distance learning and classroom plans. Visit Follett Community often so you don’t miss registration for upcoming events.

First Chapter Fridays

Looking for a great read? Listen to authors read the first chapter of their books! There’s something fun for all grade levels and interests.