Putnam City West Library Newsletter



I hope everyone had a wonderful summer! Welcome back to PC West. For our new teachers, I send out the Library Newsletter every other month with information on Library events/news.

Some reminders for the year:

  • You can schedule time in the library or J209 lab by contacting me, Kari Stevenson.
  • We do not allow substitutes to bring classes into the library.
  • TVs with VCRS and DVD Players are available for checkout.
  • Teachers are always welcome to check out books/videos. The online catalog can be viewed here: destiny.putnamcityschools.org .
  • We have extra projectors/elmos if needed for checkout.
  • Extra tape/pens/highlighters/staples/etc. can be picked up in the library.
  • Students must have a pass to come to the library during class.
  • We're friendly, stop by and say hi!

Library Hours:

M,T,Th,Fri: 7:30 am - 3:40 pm
Wed: 8:15 am - 3:40 pm

New Databases!

I am very excited to announce that we have purchased FOUR new databases this year:

Issues & Controversies

Science Online

Modern World History Online

Biography Online

They can be accessed through the Library Website.

Use the Login: pcwest and Password: patriots if accessing off-campus.

Library Stats

Total Students in the library so far this year: 966

Total Classes in the library so far this year: 31

Please see Mrs. Stevenson to schedule library time for your classes! Remember that every subject is welcome & we can provide a Research Guide for your project if you so desire. Check them out on our website pcwlibrary.weebly.com

Library Schedule

Did you know you can view the library schedule online?

Check out our Google Calendar from the comfort of your classroom.

Need Something?

Materials Request

Are you looking for something specific? Does the library not have the video or text you need? Submit a Materials Request to Mrs. S and we'll do our best to purchase it at the next opportunity!

Mrs. Stevenson Recommends:

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize (2015)

From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure’s converge. (Goodreads)

Book Club

Tuesday, Sep. 8th, 3:15pm

PCWest Library

Our first meeting will be held on September 8th right after school in the Library. This month's book selection is Nazi Hunters by Neal Bascomb. Anyone can join -- please see Mrs. Stevenson for a Calendar of Book Club Meeting Dates.

Helpful Video

Need help explaining plagiarism to your students?

Here is a great video that outlines the basics. Take a look!

Understanding Plagiarism