WHHS Library

January 2016 Monthly Report

WHHS Library Mission Statement

The mission of the Wade Hampton High School Library is to ensure that students and staff develop critical thinking skills, are effective and ethical users of resources, ideas, and information, and are enthusiastic readers and lifelong learners.

January in the WHHS Library

  • Ms. Mangle's class came by to learn how to use Scholar to create citations and works cited pages for their research.
  • Mrs. Fansher visited with two groups of English 1 students to work on "Reading Habits". Topics of discussion included why reading is important, roadblocks to reading, making time for reading, planning ahead for reading, self-selecting materials, and sharing reading. You can view the libguide they used here.
  • Mrs. Hennicken's and Ms. Jarriel's students learned more about evaluating Internet sources and the pro's and con's of different types of sources for research.
  • Many of our English classes visited for a quick lesson on library policies and procedures followed by the opportunity to check out books.
  • Ms. Tepper's YA Lit class visited to learn about Goodreads. They had the opportunity to practice using the site and you can view their Goodreads checklist here . For the last part of class we had a visit with Robert Young, owner of Borderlands Comics. Students in this class will be required to read a graphic novel as one of their assignments and Mr. Young had some great information about comics that the students may be interested in and gave everyone free comic books.
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New Book Displays

Be sure to come by and take a look at our new book displays. There are three new displays in the fiction section and three new displays in the non-fiction section. We will switch out the displays every few weeks. Let us know if you have any display suggestions.

Meet Pablo!

We are pleased to introduce Pablo the Library Pig. Pablo's mission in life is to help out his friends who do not have enough money to pay for their printing. Feed Pablo your spare change whenever you stop by the library. You never know when you may need to ask him for a little help!
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Robert Young from Borderlands Comics

Robert Young, owner of Borderlands Comics, stopped by for a visit during Ms. Tepper's YA Lit class. Mr. Young talked a little about some comics that her students might like to try and had free comics for everyone. Mr. Young is also assisting Mrs. Fansher with improving the graphic novel collection in the library. Did you know that there is a SC Comicon? Learn more about Borderlands Comics and SC Comicon here.

New Additions

We added 40 copies to the collection in January. See the full list here.
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Background photo by Stanley Zimny