The Library @PHS

October 2019

Resource of the Month

TEL-Tennessee Electronic Library

What is TEL?

The Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) is an online library that gives Tennessee residents access to magazines, journals, newspapers, essays, e-books, primary source materials, test preparation, homework help, genealogy records, career search, and more! TEL resources are available free to the public from any computer with Internet access in Tennessee.

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The media center has a new green screen. This could be used to make a classroom project more fun and interesting. If you have a project coming up, stop by and chat with us on how to incorporate it into what you are doing.

The Library @PHS' Open House

We held an open house for the newly renovated library. Community members along with other school librarians, principals, and central office staff attended with lots of amazement and oohs and ahhs!

This Month's Survey

Please fill out the survey and the answers will be in next month's newsletter.


Answers to where you went on vacation from last month's survey---


Orlando (Discovery Cove, Seaworld, and Universal)

No travel this past summer! Sad, but true.

Woodstock, Vermont; Boston, Massachusetts; San Diego, California; Lahaina, Maui; Orlando, Florida

Cardinals game in St. Louis!

All around Florida

Utah, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado

Panama City Beach, FL.

Curacao and Aruba

Myrtle Beach

London and Paris

Media Center Events 2019-2020

The Breakfast Club-Student book club

We will meet once a month to read and discuss the following books:

Marueen Johnson-Truly Devious

Melissa Albert-The Hazel Wood

Jason Reynolds-Long Way Down

Courtney Summers-Sadie

Mary H.K. Choi-Emergency Contact

Kristin Cashore-Graceling

Next meeting will be November 12 @7:30 A.M. in the Media Center.

The Dinner Club-Teacher book club
Everyone is invited to join us! You can come and go as you please. You can read one book and not the next. Just pop in when the next book is of interest to you.
These are the books we are reading--

  • The Clock Dance - Anne Tyler
  • All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
  • All the Missing Girls - Miranda Megan
  • Winter Garden - Kristen Hannah
  • The Baker's Secret - Stephen P. Kiernan
  • Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens
  • The Great Alone - Kristen Hannah
  • The Flight Attendant - Chris Bohjalian
  • The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas
  • Behind Closed Doors - B.A. Paris
  • The Silent Patient - Alex Michaelides
  • Along the Infinite Sea - Beatriz Williams

Meeting Dates
Tues, Aug. 20 All the Missing Girls (Portland Pizza and Pub)
Mon, Sept. 16 Winter Garden (after dinner in the Library…this is Parent Conference night)
Thurs, Oct. 17 The Baker's Secret (Senior Fajita in Portland)
Thurs, Nov 21 Where the Crawdads Sing (Top Hog in Gallatin)
Fri, Dec 20 The Great Alone (Janet Grogan's home…this is the half day before Christmas)
Thurs, Jan 16 The Flight Attendant (Brewster's in Portland)
Thurs, Feb 20 The Hate U Give (El Potrero in Franklin, KY)
Thurs, Mar 26 Behind Closed Doors (Chef's Market in Goodlettsville)
Thurs, Apr 30 The Silent Patient (Awedaddy's in Gallatin)
Fri, May 24 Along the Infinite Sea (Milo's Cafe…this is the 2-hour last day)
Sometime in June McKay's Book Store trip

This book club is open to all faculty and staff at PHS. Please contact one of the Librarians if you want to join!

October Displays

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Art Students

Check This Out

Stop by the library and see the artwork that Mrs. Uhls' art students created. They are amazing!

Here is a sampling.


The library has makerspace items anyone can use. We have the following items:

  • Dot and Dash robots w/accessories (robotics)
  • Cubelets (robotics)
  • Items for Circuits
  • K'nex
  • 3-D printer
  • Keva planks-wooden blocks for creating original works of art or cleverly designed contraptions


Susan and I are here to help you. We would be glad to help with research, the use of the technology in the library and lab, or to help your students check out books. If you want to do a project that is different, give us the idea and we will help you plan. We are willing to come to your PLCs to show you what is available in the library for your subject area.