The last day for book checkout is Monday, May 4th. After this date only returns will be in order.
Library Field Trip
All students will travel to the Fayette County Public Library on either morning or afternoon trips from April 29th through May 5th.
Groups will rotate three times and the rotations will include a story time, library orientation, and book check out.
Teachers will bring their library cards so students can check books out at library.
Students will be able to request their own library card for use during the summer months by way of Ms. Erin Wen, the Children’s Librarian, who has volunteered to make the cards for all students after they submit a Fayette County Library Card Registration Form.
During the last two weeks of school, we will be working through the media center inventory.
During these last weeks, we will have the media center closed for checkout.
The process of inventory will moving collections of books to make books more accessible for students and teachers during the next school year ~ expect clearly labeled shelves and directions and visuals for quick access to materials.
In the future, we will be enhancing the collection to include STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Match) resources for students and will gear our lessons in the media center towards classroom support in this area. Inclusions to look forward to are a Maker Space, Title 1 Library, Professional Section, and the movement of biographies to Nonfiction for greater use of the location to construct flexible learning environments.
We have been weeding (taking books) out of our inventory to update the publication date of our resources and will be repurchasing books to update the subject matter that we are making available. The books in boxes are first being transported to Mainstay to enhance their library and then ported back down to SHES for use in the Title 1 library. Students will be able to read and reach reading goals which allows them to choose former books from our library to take home and keep.
With our trips to the Fayette County Library in process, the opportunity to add books to the temporary classroom collection for teachers is paramount. Also, in relation to electronic sources, the Spring Hill Library has access to eBooks through Follett Shelf and the Brytewave App. Also, there is access to Bookflix, Trueflix, and Freedomflix. All these links are on the Media Page via springhillsuns.org > Departments > Media Center.
Additionally, a link to the Fayette County Public Library is located on this page (look for PINES Library Catalog). Here, with a library card, students can access magazines, ebooks, audiobooks, and the entire Galileo Research database from tablets, classroom computers, and Chromebooks.