Library Literacy News
Proviso East High School
The 2017-2018 school year is upon us. School is in full swing. The school library is now open to students and staff. A wealth of resources are available to support instruction, research, and personal interests. Whatever you're investigating, the library is home to a range of subjects and materials available in print and digital formats. I look forward to working with classroom teachers and students alike, to build a culture of reading, inquiry, and curiosity.
Your School Librarian,
Can students visit the library during their lunch hour? Students who wish to visit the library during their lunch hour must pick up a pass from the library before lunch periods begin. The library will be closed to Freshmen during 3rd hour lunch.
What if a student needs to see a Lunchtime Tutor in the library? Classroom teachers may write passes for students seeking tutoring during their designated lunch hour.
Can students eat and drink in the library? No, food nor drink are allowed in the library. Students should finish eating in the cafeteria before visiting the library.
- Can students talk on their cell phones in the library? No, talking on cell phones is not allowed.
Looking Forward to...
Proviso East has been selected to participate in the Gilder Lehrman Institute's Hamilton Education Program. AP US History students will be working in the Library and utilizing Library resources to complete a research project focused on the Founding Era that culminates in the creation of a unique performance piece. At the end of the unit, students will attend a Hamilton matinee in October.
Stop by the Library to view exhibits from the Field Museum's Harris Loan Center. Click here to view the collection. Do you see something that would benefit or support your unit or lesson? Request item(s) through your School Library!
Teen Choice Award
Proviso East HS Library will be promoting the 2018 Abe Lincoln Book Award. Students are encouraged to read at least 4 of the 20 titles to be eligible to vote for the winning title in March.
Websites for Teaching & Learning
Google Cultural Institute encompasses three impressive sites that bring the world to students including virtual field trips, online exhibits of primary sources, and downloadable teaching guides to videos and still images from around the world.
Thanks to Photos for Class filters and its use of Flikr Safe Search, all images are appropriate for school settings and licensed by Creative Commons for public use. This source also provides accurate image citations.