Nov 2018

in the HH Library

Literary Pumpkin Patch

We had the best time! You all knocked it out of the park. Every year they get more and more and more creative.
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Reading Promos and Holiday Reading

The Six Flags Six Hour Reading and Schlitterbahn Waves of Reading start right now! You'll have through January to finish.


Students will receive the logs at some point before the break (printable replacement PDFS will be posted on the library website within a few days if they get misplaced). Six Flags requires six hours of reading, Schlitterbahn requires ten. That first six hours can be the same books, they don't have to be different titles.


Both are due in January and no extensions can be permitted. Best to turn it in early if you finish. Make sure it's clearly filled out and names are legible.


Fill it out with FREE reading outside of school hours. Any kind of free reading is OK (yes, audiobooks count! Graphic Novels count! Any kind!). Bring back the signed log. You'll get a spirit stick within a couple of days and in late April and early May (yes, that part is a LOOOOOOONG ways away ... Ms. Oliverson doesn't have any control over that) you'll get your free, non-transferable ticket to Schlitterbahn and Fiesta Texas!


Just as a head's up ... I do usually allow the students to check out one extra book over the break to make sure they have PLENTY of reading. That means ...

PreK might have 1-3 books.

K-2 might have 3 books and

3-5 might have 4 books.


They do need to have a clear account (no overdues) for this privilege. We don't charge fines for late books but we do need students to return overdue books before checking out new titles. The best idea? Keep them in backpacks or bookboxes at school when not actively reading!

Fall Bookfair

We super appreciate your support of the bookfair. First and foremost it means more books in the hands of students. And then, of course, with the funds raised we are able to do things like add more books to our library and save toward author visits.

Flat Stanley and Flat Gingy with Second Grade

Second grade heard about Flat Stanley books (both print and electronic versions) and then created a Flat Gingy friend to take on an adventure over the break. They will write about something they did and bring back the short story to share with their classmates in December.

But with Electronic Library Resources Students Could ALWAYS Have FIVE EXTRA BOOKS!

Access to electronic resources has changed a bit this year. In order to access all digital resources students (Overdrive ebooks or audiobooks (awesome for holiday travel), Pebblego early reader nonfiction reference, Tumblebooks, Encyclopedia Britannica reference sources, etc) will go to Launchpad. This can be accessed from the top right of the main NEISD page or from the library webpage.


Username: first initial + last name (up to 10 letters) + last 4 digits of ID number @ stu.neisd.net (no spaces or + signs when entering online)

Password: Full student ID number


There is a new app called Sora that is a student centric way to access Overdrive books. If you are familiar with Libby (from the public library) it's sort of like that. Overdrive still works, of course, but you now have options. Same content, just a different interface!


If you as a parent would like to check out library materials (either print or electronic) please fill out this link and Ms. Oliverson will be in touch. Make sure to like our Facebook fan page for suggestions when Ms. O notices a particular favorite that is available at the moment.

A Huge Thanks to a Special Volunteer

Just wanted to give a huge thanks to a special volunteer named Mrs. Sapp. She no longer has a student here at Harmony Hills but is a regular helper in the library (and at Brook Hollow!) making sure those over 3000 books get reshelved in the proper place in a reasonable amount of time so that Ms. O can work with students and staff. She is THE BEST!

Monthly Circ Stats

Circulations

From Oct 1-Oct 31 we circulated 3068 items. That's actually a low number ... usually it's higher but one of those weeks was bookfair where that was mostly the focus!