The new and improved AEA Media Catalog is ready and waiting for you! The online reservation system allows you to check out instructional resources located at Prairie Lakes AEA in Pocahontas, as well as from the Sioux City and Sioux Center locations of Northwest AEA, in a single search.

The new patron catalog is called SNAP, and it has an updated, modern look. Similar to other Iowa AEA Online databases used by teachers, SNAP allows users to easily filter or narrow searches to find specific instructional resources. Ordering materials is as easy as filling your cart with the resources you want and submitting your request. Northwest AEA anticipates ordering more digital content in the future, and SNAP has an embedded video player that will allow teachers to view and download digital videos purchased by Northwest AEA or Prairie Lakes AEA.

If you have any questions about the new system, please contact Ann Derochie, circulation coordinator in the Sioux City office, at 712/222-6065, or Kim Noteboom, circulation coordinator in the Sioux Center office, at 712/722-4378 ext. 1146.

To search the Media Catalog, please click here or go to the Northwest AEA website and click "Media Catalog" on the right:
http://media.ia-hsdn.net/tomms2/index.php/snap/login

Contact your teacher librarian if you do not know your password or contact Northwest AEA at the numbers listed above.

Here is a small sample of the tens of thousands of titles available:

Becoming a Love & Logic Parent (741020)
Jim Fay, Foster W. Cline; Professional book, Sound-Color, Miscellaneous, 1991
This is to help parents with practical and easy to implement dialogues and behaviors which assist children in becoming responsible adults. Contains two videocassettes and guide book.

Henry and the Bully (452840)
F/CAR; Carlson, Nancy L; K-12 books, P, Viking, 2010; 9780670011483
When a new second grader begins bullying Henry and the other first graders, Henry stumbles onto a secret that just might save them.
The Mailbox Preschool 2011 / October - November (502989)
Magazine/Periodical, 2011
Professional Periodical
Edition Volume 17, Number 5
Contents It's Time to Harvest!; 7 Terrific Transitions & Time Fillers; Swish! Crunch! Crackle!: Fabulous Fall Leaf Centers; Sensational Spiders.

Tell the Truth, B.B. Wolf (452757)
F/SIE; Sierra, Judy; K-12 books, P, Alfred A. Knopf, 2010; 9780375956201
When Big Bad Wolf, who now lives at the Villain Villa Retirement Residence, is invited to tell his story at the library, he faces the truth about what he did to the three little pigs and decides to make amends.
In the Wild (452583)
811/ELL; Elliott, David; K-12 books, P, Candlewick Press, 2010; 9780763644970
A woodcut-illustrated collection of poems that celebrates wild animals.

Mouse and Mole: A Winter Wonderland (452746)
F/YEE; Yee, Wong Herbert; K-12 books, P, Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2010; 9780547341521
Best friends Mouse and Mole enjoy playing in the snow with Sno-Mouse and Sno-Mole, two more best friends.

Celebrate What's Right with the World (082504)
Professional media, A, 22 min, Star Thrower, 2001
Presents an inspirational program to help viewers approach their lives with celebration, confidence, and grace. Assures that there is always more than one right answer. Stresses the need to recognize the possibilities and find solutions for many of the challenges before us. Key concepts include: believe it and you'll see it, recognize abundance, look for possibilities, unleash your energy to fix what's wrong, ride the changes, take yourself to the edge, and be your best for the world. Features Dewitt Jones.

Manitoba: Spirited Energy (502980)
971.27/MAN; K-12 books, I, 48 pg, Weigl, 2010; 9781553889748
Introduces readers to the environment, history, industry, tourist attractions, arts, sports, and cultural groups of Manitoba.

Newfoundland and Labrador: A World of Difference (502987)
971.8/NEW; K-12 books, I, 48 pg, Weigl, 2010; 9781553889823
Introduces readers to the environment, history, industry, tourist attractions, arts, sports, and cultural groups of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Nova Scotia: Canada's Ocean Playground (502988)
971.6/NOV; K-12 books, I, 48 pg, Weigl, 2010; 9781553889786
Introduces readers to the environment, history, industry, tourist attractions, arts, sports, and cultural groups of Nova Scotia.