Nov 2019

in the HH Library

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Reading Promos and Holiday Reading

The Six Flags Six Hour Reading and Schlitterbahn Waves of Reading start right now! You'll have through January to finish.


Students will receive the logs very soon.


Both are due in January and no extensions can be permitted. Best to turn it in early if you finish. Make sure it's clearly filled out and names are legible.


Fill it out with FREE reading outside of school hours. Any kind of free reading is OK (yes, audiobooks count! Graphic Novels count! Any kind!). Bring back the signed log. You'll get a spirit stick within a couple of days and in late April and early May (yes, that part is a LOOOOOOONG ways away ... Ms. Oliverson doesn't have any control over that) you'll get your free, non-transferable ticket to Schlitterbahn and Fiesta Texas!


Just as a head's up ... I do usually allow the students to check out one extra book over the break to make sure they have PLENTY of reading. That means ...

PreK might have 1-3 books.

K-2 might have 3 books and

3-5 might have 4 books.


They do need to have a clear account (no overdues) for this privilege. We don't charge fines for late books but we do need students to return overdue books before checking out new titles. The best idea? Keep them in backpacks or bookboxes at school when not actively reading!

But with Electronic Library Resources Students Could ALWAYS Have FIVE EXTRA BOOKS!

Access to electronic resources has changed a bit this year. In order to access all digital resources students (Sora ebooks or audiobooks (awesome for holiday travel), Pebblego early reader nonfiction reference, Tumblebooks, Encyclopedia Britannica reference sources, etc) will go to Launchpad. This can be accessed from the top right of the main NEISD page or from the library webpage.


Username: first initial + last name (up to 10 letters) + last 4 digits of ID number @ stu.neisd.net (no spaces or + signs when entering online)

Password: Full student ID number


Sora is the student centric way to access Overdrive books. If you are familiar with Libby (from the public library) it's sort of like that. Overdrive still works, of course, but you now have options. Same content, just a different interface!


If you as a parent would like to check out library materials (either print or electronic) please fill out this link and Ms. Oliverson will be in touch. Make sure to like our Facebook fan page for suggestions when Ms. O notices a particular favorite that is available at the moment.

Monthly Circ Stats

Circulations

From Oct 1-Oct 31 we circulated 4146 items. That's up 25% from last year at the same time!