Library Media Matters
February 2019 | Volume 1 | Issue 1
"The central purpose of libraries is to provide a service: access to information."
--Michael K. Buckland
Welcome to the Library Media Matters Newsletter!
- This newsletter will publish occasionally throughout the year to keep you up-to-date with what's happening at the library. The purpose is to increase awareness and communication throughout our community. Each newsletter will highlight news, resources, and books.
- We added new arrivals in December! Come in and browse hundreds of exciting new fiction and nonfiction titles in our New Arrivals section located immediately to your left upon entering the library.
Take a Book, Leave a Book Shelf
- Located outside the library entrance, BHS has a new feature that encourages literacy and community. It's the Take a Book, Leave a Book Shelf! Modeled after the popular Little Free Library organization, BHS's Take a Book, Leave a Book Shelf encourages literacy and community among students, faculty, and staff. Stop by to grab as many free books as you'd like. And if you have books you'd like to donate, leave them on the shelf for someone to discover!
- Keva Planks have made their way into museums, science centers, and libraries around the world, and now we have them here in our library! The planks are all precision cut exactly the same way, and their simplicity invites problem solving, creativity, and exploration for students of all abilities. MENSA invited Keva to their annual gathering, and the planks present excellent opportunities for creativity and exploration for students with special needs, too. Keva has many projects students can replicate or use as inspiration for their own creations. They even have Lesson plans, challenges, games and activities to use with classes across the curriculum. Bring your classes in any time for some creative play and inspiration!
New to our library this year is our large selection of nonfiction and smaller-but-still-significant-selection of fiction ebooks. I am particularly excited about this new collection because students and faculty are carrying a library around with them on their devices. Now the library can be with you everywhere you go! Again, please contact me with any questions about accessing these great resources, how to use them in your classes, and even how to access your local public library's collection of ebooks. Talking about books is my favorite, so please don't hesitate to reach out! Scan the QR code or click here to access more information on our ebooks.
The wildly popular book is available on your device!
Congressman John Lewis's award-winning graphic novel of his experience during the civil rights movement. Graphic novels make for a great ereading experience.
Students love Margaret Haddix's dystopian Shadow Children series, and we have book one available as an audiobook.