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. 7817.

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

This month's search was "Presidents' Day." What will you search?

Abraham Lincoln, And Presidents' Day (018117)
921/LIN; BARKAN, JOANNE; K-12 books, P, 32 pg, SILVER BURDETT, 1990
Discusses the accomplishments of Abraham Lincoln and why he deserves to be recognized on Presidents' Day.
Subjects:
Holidays, Presidents of the United States

Introduction to Presidents' Day, Washington & Lincoln
video, Preschool/Kindergarten - Intermediate, 00:01:02, Colman Communications, 2005
Introduction to the life of the Presidents we celebrate during President's Day
Series: Holiday Facts & Fun

DESKERCISE: Presidents' Day (FRIDAY)
video, Preschool/Kindergarten - Primary, 00:10:03, Slim Goodbody, 2006
Start out with some fast facts about Georgia and then get up and move. Exercise the whole body while learning about a February holiday: President's Day.
Keywords: Abraham Lincoln, Georgia, George Washington, exercise, fitness, President's Day, Deskercise

Video Quiz: Presidents' Day
video, Preschool/Kindergarten - Intermediate, 00:02:28, Colman Communications, 2005
Video Quiz: President's Day: test your knowledge from the video!
Series: Holiday Facts & Fun

Holiday Facts & Fun: Presidents' Day, 2nd Ed.
video, Preschool/Kindergarten - Intermediate, 00:14:49, Colman Communications, 2005
This video explains why Washington is known as the "father of his country." It also tells the story of Lincoln's emancipation proclamation and explains how our 16th president prevented the United States from being destroyed. Taped in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, Salem, Illinois, and Mount Vernon, Virginia, as well as many other locations, this program brings history to life for young viewers.
Series: Holiday Facts & Fun

So You Want To Be President? and Other Election Day Stories (452997)
Multimedia kit, I, 87 min, S, Follett, 2010
Collects four stories focusing on elections and the presidency of the United States, including the title work that presents assorted facts about the qualifications and characteristics of U.S. presidents, from George Washington to Bill Clinton
Contents4 hardcover books; So you want to be President? / by Judith St. George; narrated by Stockard Channing
NotePlayer issued on Playaway, a digital audiobook
ANPRRead by Stockard Channing and Others
Subjects:
Audiobooks, Dogs \v Fiction, Sex role \v Fiction, Presidents \v Fiction, Politics, Practical \v Fiction, Playaways

Presidents' Day (436988)
F/ROC; Rockwell, Anne F; K-12 books, P, 34 pg, Follett, 2008; 0060501952
Mrs. Madoff's preschool class learns about President's Day and puts on a play about the men who inspired the holiday, particularly those featured on Mount Rushmore.

President's Day (092752, 500233)
DVD, PI, 15 min, Sound-Color, GPN, 1994
SALUTES PRESIDENTS' DAY WITH OUR GUIDE, FRANCESCA. WE FIRST VISIT WASHINGTON, D.C., THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL AND THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT.