Library & Technology at Pigeon River Elementary School

Pigeon River Library

The Pigeon River Library welcomes students and staff to utilize our ever-growing and changing collection of reading and learning materials. All classrooms are scheduled for weekly visits to allow time for students to choose books for independent reading. During research units, students have access to a wide variety of books and online resources to assist in their discovery of new knowledge.

Mr. Carcara is the full-time library assistant and technology support person. Mrs. Minster is the librarian. They work together to encourage and support life-long reading habits, help students and staff locate materials in the library and online resources. Mrs. Minster, travels to three other libraries but can be reached by email anytime. She is at Pigeon River school every other week.

Student use of the internet at school is governed by the Acceptable Internet Use and Safety Policy 7450. This policy can be found within the Sheboygan Area School District policies.

Parents must give permission for their child to use the internet as a learning resource while at school. Permission is given by completing form 7540 - Elementary School Student Agreement and Permission Form for Internet Access. This form can also be found within the Sheboygan Area School District policies under Forms. This form is typically provided as part of the registration process.

If you have questions about your child's internet use while at school, please contact the school office.

The Need to Read Can’t get to the library for a traditional book?

Try an eBook available through our school library or from Mead Public Library

How to find and access ebooks in School Libraries

1. Launch Safari or Chrome/Google

2. Type in the address bar OR access it from our school Web Resources page.
Homepage → Academics → Library/Technology→ Destiny Library Catalog

3. Bookmark the site. If on an iPad, add the bookmark to your home screen.


5. In the upper right hand corner of the page with search box, click on Log in.

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6. Login with your Destiny account information (Google/Chromebook login minus the

  • Username: graduation year + lastname + last 3 digits of lunch/ID number
  • Password: graduation year + lunch/ID number + first letter of last name CAPITALIZED
    (same password you use to login to your Chromebook)

7. Choose Electronic Book (ebook) as material type, make sure your cursor/blinking line is in the FIND box and push the enter/return button. This will have a result list of all ebooks in the library.

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The Sheboygan Area School District has implemented a 1-to-2 iPad Mini program in grades K-2, and a 1-to-2 Chromebook program in grades 3-5. At Pigeon River School, we are continuing to add classroom equipment such as data projectors, document cameras, and SMARTBoards, to enhance student learning, .

Beyond the physical devices, students at Pigeon River School have access to a variety of resources to further their education. Books, periodicals, and video/DVD resources are available through the school library. Electronic resources, such as an online library catalog and several research databases, are also available to students at school or home with any Internet-connected device. Instruction on how to use these resources is available from the Library Media Specialist.