CHMS Library News
Winter 2015/16, vol. 2
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Resource: Creative Commons
Never fear! Creative Commons is here!
Creative Commons is a system of sharing, using, and reusing creative works through the internet. Students learn about this in the library, but it never hurts to have a refresher. Check out the video below and use search.creativecommons.org to get started!
(Photo by GotCredit, via Flickr)
Book Spotlight: The Crossover, by Kwame Alexander
Told from Josh's perspective through a series of poems, this is a really compelling verse novel. Basketball plays a major roll in the story, and Alexander writes some truly exciting game passages. Beyond that, however, it is the relationships which drive this story. The interplay of a family working out major changes is presented with heart, good humor, and love.
This is a Black Eyed Susan Award Nominee for this year and a great, great book.
Join the Library Coloring Club!!!
Thanks to the winter storm, the CHMS Coloring Club missed its first meeting, but we have rescheduled. Our new meeting date is February 29th!
Coloring books are making a comeback in a big way this year! From kids to adults, all kinds of people are rediscovering the simple joy of coloring. Our meetings will happen on the 4th Monday of the month in the library, from 2:40 until 3:30. Nothing fancy...just a time to relax, color, and enjoy some good company. We will have plenty of materials, but you are welcome to bring your own.
Please sign up with Mr. Bancells in the library if you want to attend.
(Photo by Johann Dréo, via Flickr)
- Mr. Bennett--Book Selection
- Mrs. Blum--Small group testing
- Ms. Butera--Creative Commons Lesson, Nationalism project
- Mrs. Gawel--Book Selection
- Mrs. Heintzen--Challenge Student Projects
- Mrs. Lee--Book Selection
- Mrs. Pixler--Natural Disasters Project
- Mrs. Rossman--Coding
- Mrs. Stauffer--Book Selection & Biography Project
- Ms. Tolley--Copyright & Creative Commons lessons
- Mrs. Weaber--Book Selection
- Mrs. Wein & Mrs. McBride--Book Selection
(Photo by IIP Photo Archive, via Flickr)
Student Policy Reminders
- Students can check out 2 books at a time (6th graders are limited to 1 until Oct. 1)
- Books are due after 3 weeks (21 days)
- Magazines can be checked out for 5 school days
- Nook e-readers circulate for 2 weeks
- Overdue Fines are 10 cents per day, per item (except for Nooks--$1 per day)
- There are a variety of ways to pay off an overdue fine, including Cougar Cash & canned goods.
- Students can earn 1 Cougar Cash by turning their item in before the due date.
- Students can earn 3 Cougar Cash by writing a review of their book and turning it in to Mr. Bancells
- Students can recommend awesome books to their peers by turning in books to the Awesome Book Bin on the circulation counter.
Questions? Comments? Concerns?
Mr. Bancells was considering getting a drone to help shelve books, but is rethinking the idea now.
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