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" on the right:

Halloween (076985, 502564)
DVD, PI, 12 min, Sound-Color, United Learning, 1993
Discusses how Halloween began and how, over hundreds of years, it developed into the spooky holiday of today. Covers traditions including the custom of trick-or-treating, safety rules, and includes a supernatural tale.

By The Light Of The Halloween Moon
video, Preschool/Kindergarten - Intermediate, 00:06:42, Weston Woods, 1997
Join the fun as a brave young girl, who would rather play a trick than be gobbled up as a treat, is the star of this spirited romp under an old wooden bridge by the light of the spooky Halloween moon. Narrated by Sherry Stringfield with music by John Jennings

What's Under My Bed?
video, Preschool/Kindergarten - Intermediate, 00:08:17, Weston Woods, 1990
Grandpa tells his two young houseguests about the time he was afraid of the dark and about other figments of his imagination. Narrated by Barnard Hughes.

Halloween Safety
video, Preschool/Kindergarten - Intermediate, 00:14:22, Phoenix Learning Group, Inc., 1985
Learn how to enjoy a safe Halloween through video demonstrations about carving pumpkins, wearing costumes, and crossing streets. Find out about good behavior choices, including precautions about eating candy and visiting houses.

Druscilla's Halloween (449727)
F/WAL7; Walker, Sally M; K-12 books, P, Follett, 2009; 0822589419
In the time when witches tiptoe about to have their Halloween fun, ancient Druscilla knows her creaking knees will prevent her from being sneaky and sets out to find a silent conveyance for herself, her cat, and her jack-o-lantern.

Halloween Poems (015276)
811/HAL; K-12 books, P, 30 pg, BAKER, 1989

Halloween Play (029160)
F/BON0; BOND, FELICIA; K-12 books, P, 24 pg, 1999
Roger plays a small but important part in the school Halloween play.

Queen of Halloween (437828)
F/ENG8; Engelbreit, Mary; K-12 books, P, 2008; 978-0-06-00819
When Ann Estelle and her friend Michael go trick-or-treating and approach a big scary house they both learn that courage means also being afraid.

Halloween Dream (078452)
Videocassette, P, 7 min, Phoenix Learning Group, 1982
Shows how a bad dream featuring Little Dog helps an alley cat become a victim of his own paranoia about ghosts and goblins of Halloween. Non-narrative. Animated.