LIBRARY ILLUMINATIONS

Mission Valley Junior/Senior High School Library News

Welcome to the Library at MV JR/SR High School!

Library Illuminations, our new library newsletter, will "shed some light" on the happenings in the JH/HS library. In addition to hosting the newsletter, the school website offers ways to find information in our own school library catalog. To access the K-12 library catalog:

  • Choose the MV Library Catalog from the list on the left side of the main page.
  • The opening screen shows the Alexandria Researcher, the MV online search page.
  • The What's New icon also appears on the opening screen. This details the most currently purchased or donated holdings in our K-12 library.

Feel free to use the online catalog to explore the school library collection.

Elves Visit Library Shelves

A dozen elves invaded the JH/HS Library last week causing quite a stir as students and staff tried to find all of them in their shelf hiding places.

Seventh Graders Form a New Book Club

Mrs. Spoon's seventh grade class has started a Book Club. Mrs. Niland, librarian, presented some guidelines for a book club and showed two video book trailers introducing the first book, Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Chadenko. Book pick-up was December 10th at 7:45 am. Twenty-three students signed up to participate and 17 books were checked out. Others will receive copies of the book as they become available.

Holidays Bring A New Book From a Local Author

The holiday library tree is decorated with book cover ornaments along with our "Featured Book," the recently published title by local author, Debbie Roberts. Heart of Harveyville: Surviving the Tornado shares the stories of Harveyville residents and the effects of the storm on their daily lives. We appreciate the work Mrs. Roberts has done to record this event for our community. Thanks for donating the book to our library so that our students may appreciate it!

Fall Book Club Buzzes By

Reading is Still Popular Among High School Students

The high school Book Club has begun its third year. Thirty-two students and staff members picked up The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd on September 17th. The story takes place in South Carolina in 1964. Racism, sadness and mystery intertwine in the plot.

After a month of reading, 20 students and staff members met to discuss the book and have a snack at the end of the day on October 17th. The book club is voluntary and free to all students. Additional books are borrowed from the Topeka Shawnee County Public Library and the Emporia Public Library.