Library Annual Report 2018-19

Flushing High School School Library June 2018

SUCCESSES

  • Instituted a new "Entrepreneurship Collection" of resources for students, through a Cooperative Collection Development Grant from the NYC School LIbrary Services. This collection reflects student interest in developing start ups and will complement the Business concentration core curriculum. The collection includes $2000 worth of new materials and will grow by $500 each year.
  • Awarded a Reading in Action Grant, over $600 worth of resources added to our collection to inspire our students to make a difference.
  • Increased our Ebook collection to continue to support homework completion, research projects, and digital literacy skills. Ebooks also motivated students to read nonfiction books because they had the power to read on their cellphones.
  • Continued collaborated with MyLibrary NYC, many students received their very first Queens Public Library Card, other students with overdue fines had their fines forgiven and borrowing privileges restored.
  • Healthy Eating Club held its third successful year, club moved to a larger room, enrollment increased by 300% this year.
  • Increased our collection of NYCReads365 books to include "large print editions: to promote accessibility.

Flushing High School Library by the Numbers

830 items circulated this year.

1530 new books added: print books

1,115 Ebooks: 33% increase from last year.

6008 views of our libguides, 30% increase from last year.

10, 348 visits by individual students during open access.

212 class research visits.

Class Visits by Subject

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Most Popular Books of this Year

Goals for 2018-19

  • Create a community of reading
  • Increase student visits to library during open access periods.
  • Continue to increase use of ebooks amongst students and staff
  • Collaborate with teachers to implement the Reading in Action Grant goals
  • Collaborate with business teachers to integrate the Entrepreneurship collection into the curriculum and create project learning opportunities for our students to utilize the new collection.
  • Integrate our Growing Tower with Living Environment curriculum and create a library research project into curriculum.
  • Continue to grow our librarian teacher collaborations.

Learning Continues Into the Summer

If you or your family would like to take advantage of some excellent learning opportunities this summer, investigate the following:

For Teachers:

Literacy and AIS Workshops: Sponsored by the NYC Literacy Division

For Families:

New York Hall of Science: great activities for families

Check out Brooklyn's New Domino Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Take a nature walk and discover foraging in NYC parks with Steve Brill.