Knoxville School Libraries

2014-15 school year

Library Year-In-Review

Thank you for your support of the school libraries this past year! We added a lot of great books to the collections, promoted quality literature through the reading programs (see below), and hopefully helped students at each building find a favorite book for the school year.

In this newsletter, you'll find some quick stats and articles about our school libraries. Enjoy your summer and, hopefully, you'll have time to read a good book or two! (see section below for some recommendations!)


Becky Fleisher, MWES

Judy Olson, KHS
Lori Shepherd, KJHS
Ellen Shrader, District

Summer Reading

Looking for a good book to read this summer? Check out the reading lists above for the reading programs at the three schools. Feel free to stop in your library and check books out for the summer.

Or, perhaps you are looking for an adult title! Here are a few recommendations....

  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  • Spellman series by Lisa Lutz
  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  • Unbroken, Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand
  • I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
  • The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
  • A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout

Quick Library Stats

Number of books checked out at Mable = 12,853

Number of books checked out at KJHS = 6,319

Number of books checked out at KHS = 2,883

(from 9/2/14-5/20/15)

Number of searches through Gale = 7,094

Number of searches through EBSCO = 9,391

Number of searches through World Book = 5,696
(from 9/2/14-5/20/15)

Number of NoodleTools projects created = 631
(from November - May)

Digital Collections - Great for Summertime!

The district subscribes to two digital collections. TumbleBooks is a collection of animated children's books available to MWES students. OverDrive is a collection of young adult eBooks and audiobooks available to KJHS and KHS students. Both of these collections are linked through the Media Center homepage. And, both are great options to encourage summer reading! If you are interested in finding out more information about either collection and how you can access it, please let me know.

Screen Shot from Media Center Website:

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Happy Reading!