Library media center update for January 2015

Join us for an open house celebration!

Visit the CPMS Professional Library on Wednesday, Feb. 4 or Thursday, Feb. 5 during your prep period or before or after school until 3:20.

Complete the scavenger hunt challenge to earn a JEANS DAY and enjoy some treats and hot chocolate while you check out this new space created just for you.

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Destiny Quest

Save time by using the Destiny catalog to find professional books that you want to read. Please click here to access a 2 minute tutorial on how to search the catalog.

Once you locate something you want to check out, feel free to call or e-mail Mrs. Kern or Mrs. Bowsher. We will get the item delivered to you, so that you are able to use it right away.

Authors, Authors, Authors

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e-Reading @ CPMS

· Go to the CPMS Destiny home page or get the free OverDrive Media Console App on your device.

· Select the Clark-Pleasant Middle School Library.

· When logging on for teachers and staff, your library card # is your school username and your PIN # cpms.

· Browse or search the ebooks and audiobooks in the collection.

· To check out ebooks-select EPUB edition (for App) or OverDrive Read (for browser).

· If you are using the app, the first time you download a book, you must provide an Adobe ID. If you don’t have one, your device will prompt you through the steps to get one.

· Read your e-books or listen to your audiobooks on your device before they disappear in two weeks.

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20 Useful Ways to Use Today's Meet

Today's Meet is a backchannel - a place where conversation behind a conversation can occur. Check out this list of 20 useful ways to use Today's Meet in the classroom. I plan to use it next week with my YHBA club.

Library Stats for December 2014

  • 50 classes visited.
  • 863 students from homeroom or sent from classes
  • Number of students coming to the library each day: 168 students on average
  • 2290 books circulated in December

If you've read this far, you deserve a reward! Email Stacey Kern and put in the subject line "Library Stats" and you will receive a small token of my appreciation in your mailbox.

INSPIRE databases update

Use of the INSPIRE databases is free to Indiana residents. I have shared this excellent research tool with our students through research projects they have completed in English and social studies classes the past few years.

Governor Pence has asked for the money allocated for INSPIRE be removed from the budget of the state library. That means our students would no longer have access to this authoritative research tool. If you would like information about how to contact the governor or our legislative representatives to voice your concern, talk to me or see the Indiana General Assembly website: https://iga.in.gov/.