November News

From the Century High School Media Center

OverDrive eBooks

Did you know that the CHS Media Center has hundreds of eBooks available for students and staff? These eBooks can be read on your own personal device, or in a web browser on a computer or Chromebooks. Audio books are also available and installing the app and downloading selections is easy. Stop into the library for personal assistance or visit the links below for quick tutorials.
eBook list

A list of books available in eBook or audio format.

Getting Started with Overdrive

Click the button to be directed to the Overdrive customer help page with all the information you might need to get started.

Overdrive Help for Various Devices

Use this link to learn how to use Overdrive on your own specific device.

Library Happenings

It's hard to believe we are half way through November! Over the past month, the library staff has:

  • Provided one on one support to students
  • Collaborated with teachers for digital storytelling projects
  • Provided technical support and troubleshooting with digital devices
  • Supported students and teachers in the use of digital tools such as Photostory, Movie Maker, and Voicethread
  • Instructed students on the use of library databases and the creation of work cited pages
  • Collaborated on book trailer project
  • Collaborated on Inquiry Learning Project
  • Provided support for Turnitin
  • Purchased, processed and cataloged over 250 new fiction and nonfiction books
  • Provided independent reading support for individual students and classes

American Association of School Librarians Conference

Mrs. Phillips attended an AASL conference in Columbus, OH in the beginning of November. One would think the conference would be swarming with women in reading glasses and buns! However, the role of the librarian has changed drastically over the last decade. We are not keepers of the books - we are change makers - future ready educators willing and able to support and change education.

A learning goal from the conference was to gain as much information and experience as possible on Inquiry Based Learning. Mrs. Phillips attended five sessions on implementing Inquiry Based Learning which provided her with teaching strategies and structures. She'd love the opportunity to collaborate on an inquiry based project in an attempt to change research projects from reports to true inquiry based learning!