Library Media Center November/December Update

CPMS Professional Library

The professional space in the library media center has taken shape these past two months. Stay tuned for details about the open house events in January or take a moment and drop by to see the space for yourself.

Find it @ your library

  • books
  • e-readers
  • e-books
  • research helps
  • magazines
  • YHBA club
  • DVDs
  • contests
  • book talks
  • helpful student assistants
  • opportunities for collaborative lessons
  • design of tutorials and lessons
  • compilation of websites and e-books for class assignments

Thank you for your support of our book fairs!

Our annual Scholastic Book Fair was a great success thanks to the support of CPMS students and staff. This year we also hosted a Barnes and Noble Book Fair at the local bookstore. A special thanks to Mrs. Briel and the CPMS french horn ensemble for their performance at Barnes and Noble during our book fair. CPMS students will benefit from the sales as we raised funds to purchase new books.

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By the numbers - library stats

  • 70 classes visited.
  • 736 students from homeroom or sent from classes
  • Number of students coming to the library each day: 166 students on average
  • 2082 books circulated in November

Top Ten Books Checked out in november

  1. If I Stay by Forman
  2. The Fault in Our Stars by Green
  3. Mockingjay by Collins
  4. Scorch Trials by Dashner
  5. Ashfall by Mullin
  6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul by Kinney
  7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck by Kinney
  8. Perfect Chemistry by Elkeles
  9. Catching Fire by Collins
  10. Divergent by Roth

Best websites and apps for teaching and learning from AASL

Each year, the American Association of School Librarians releases lists of the best websites and apps that are available for education. Check these out to see the latest technology that is being used for teaching and learning.

Best Websites for Teaching and Learning

Separated into the following categories:

  • Media Sharing
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Manage and Organize
  • Social Media and Communication
  • Content Resources
  • Curriculum Collaboration

Best Apps for Teaching and Learning

Separated into the following categories:

  • Books
  • STEM
  • Organization and Management
  • Social Studies
  • Content Creation

Brought to you by Mrs. Stacey Kern, school librarian media specialist