Welcome to the Gene Pike Library

News and Information for the 2013-2014 School Year

Panther Paradise!

Dear Parents,

This year is going to be an exciting year in the Pike library. There will be so many fun opportunities in store for everyone during this school year with many of the events already being planned.

  • The library program will include promoting the high interest fiction and nonfiction reading materials.
  • I will be doing my very best to get (or keep) every student “hooked on reading” by recommending specific reading materials through book talks, book trailers, book promotions, and a variety of programming ideas.
  • Students will learn research skills, database use, how to evaluate a website, and basic research citation.
  • I will be working with classroom teachers to help infuse technology and research skills into all areas of the curriculum.
  • The library will stress good Digital Citizenship, helping your child make safe and ethical decisions when using the Internet.
  • There are over 500 eBooks and 50 digital audio books that may be checked out 24/7.
  • I am planning many special events including author Twitter chats, a book fair, Teen Read Week celebrations, and more.
  • I will be hosting student book clubs where students may sign-up for them on the library website.
  • Our staff will be encouraging all students to participate in the 25 Book Challenge Reading incentive.
  • Students will be participating in the Principal's Book of the Month program through their core classes.
  • Students will be writing and blogging about books they have read.
  • The library has a new look so please stop by and say hello.
  • Follow us on Facebook, Twitter (#pikelib), and Pike Panthers Pinterest account.
  • Students will be using Twitter for educational use while in the library.
  • If you would like to volunteer to help in the library, please let me know. I would love to have you!

I am extremely excited about the coming school year and I am committed to making the library your child’s favorite place at Pikel!


Mrs. Fitzgerald

Full disclaimer: Although this letter was written by Doug Johnson, NISD does not practice on some of the educational programs from his home state of North Carolina.

Johnson, Doug. "Your library's back-to-school letter." The Blue Skunk Blog. August 3, 2013. Web. August 6, 2013

Pike Book Fair, September 16-19

eBook and Research Apps

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Pike Panthers 2013-2014

Sue Fitzgerald, Librarian

Library Hours: 8:45 - 4:45 p.m.

Virtual Hours: 24/7

Contact me if you have questions about our digital eBook collection.