SV Library Media Books & Bytes

November 2021

Reading Programs

Ankeny Battle of the Books is Still Accepting Teams!

Ok, we're not sure of the exact date yet in May. But... we are planning on it being held live at Southview Middle School and we are excited to work with our students again for this rousing competition among Southview, Northview, Parkview, and Prairie Ridge students.

Our book list is incredible - a wide-variety of genres are represented, and all have been published within the last few years. Students can form a team with fellow Southview students, or let the library staff know if they want us to help them find a team. We already have two teams registered from Southview, and we'd like to triple or quadruple that!

Check out the link to the Ankeny Battle of the Books to see specific information about registering a team, the list of books, and the permission form.

Email Mrs. Kauffman if you have questions.

SV/NV Project Lit Book Club

Our first read is Wings of Ebony by J. Elle. Students met during flex and we Zoom'd with our NV counterparts to discuss the book. And eat, because what is a book club without food?

Students selected There's Someone Inside Your House for the next book club discussion that will happen in December. This one will just include SV students.

If you have a student interested in joining the SV book club, have them stop in the LMC to get information.



Books and Policies in the Library

Students should stop by and browse some of the 100 new books purchased for Southview LMC. We have new books in almost every genre.

Don't forget to check your emails for overdue notices. The 8/9 level is the first level to charge fees for overdue items.


The Epic EBook of Web Tools & Apps

Check out The Epic EBook of Web Tools & Apps, with access now available from our Southview Library Media Center home page.

Working on a project and wondering the best apps or websites to use? Browse this book created by a host of tech integrationsts and teacher librarians.

REMOTE LEARNERS ONLY: Chromebook & Tech Help Reminder


Remote learning students will continue to use the Southview Library & Tech Help form for the following issues:

  • Chromebook help or repair
  • Software or database questions
  • Password problems

Note: students need to check their school Gmail for a response from LMC staff with directions on how to get their issue resolved.

Library Quick Stats October

  • Book Checkout Transactions: 1,427
  • Books checked out: 742
  • Fav genres: graphic novels (270 checkouts); suspense (142 checkouts)
  • Whole class daily reservations: 3 days
  • Most checked out book (3 way tie): Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus One of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus; The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Katy Kauffman, Digital Teacher Librarian

The mission of the Ankeny Library Media Program is to enable all students to be independent learners who are skilled users of information, and who appreciate literature and other creative expressions.