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McManus Library Book Check-Out Instructions

McManus Library Book Check-Out Instructions

Here is how it will work:
The library page has a link from the McManus school page. Go to that library page. Click on Destiny Discover, this looks like a computer picture. You are now in the library catalog.  Follow the directions on this page below: 
You can click here to watch a video on how to put books on hold. Our district elementary librarian, Monica Brown made this and it is really helpful! It will show you all of the steps. It will also remind you that if you still have library books checked out, you will need to turn them in first.  It will show you all of the steps to follow: how to log into Destiny Discover, where to find Destiny Discover and how to place a book on hold. It will then be checked out to you.
Remember: you must have all previous library checkouts turned in.
You may check out one book if you are 1st-2nd grade, two books if you are 3rd through 5th grade.
You may not check out a book with a red banner, red means the book is already out. So be sure to look for the green banner.
You need to put the book/books on hold two days before the pickup day at the latest. Check -out can be done from home or school and books will be delivered to your teacher.
For safety reasons all books returned will be set aside for a 72-hour safety period. But they will be ready after that.
 If you have questions you may email Mrs. Miller at

A Special Thanks to the Chico Sunrise Rotary

The John A. McManus Elementary Library would like to give a special thank you to the members of the Chico Sunrise Rotary.   They have become a valuable literacy partner for our school.  Sunrise Rotary members visit our campus to read with students, donate new books to our library, purchase Time for Kids magazine subscriptions, and have painted a wonderful mural inside our library.  We are truly grateful for all their support!

Teaching Books

Book guides and lesson plans Booklists: build your own Diverse Books Literature based vocabulary lists Meet the author movies and more Award winning books

Library Wishlist

Our wishlist includes popularly requested titles, new releases, or items we've lost over the years and would like to replace. When you donate to the McManus Elementary Library, your gift benefits every McManus child.   You can locate our wishlist here.  You can order directly from Amazon or use our wishlist to purchase the titles from another vendor.  We appreciate your support!  Contact our district elementary librarian for more information on how you can support the John A. McManus Elementary Library.

CUSD Elementary Library Resources

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CUSD Elementary Libraries

Library Staff

Monica Brown, CUSD Elementary Teacher Librarian
(530) 891-3111
Andrea Miller, McManus Library Media Assistant
(530) 891-3128