One for the Record Books
O. Garza Elementary Celebrates Summer Readers
B. L. Gray Librarian Develops Student News Team
"I am incredibly pleased to take the live announcement student news team under my wing this year," says Librarian Wenndy Pray. B. L. Gray recently added courses like News Production, along with other similar elective courses. In order to be ready for the first six weeks of news, Mrs. Pray used the library's Remind feed to recruit its first members. Eighth graders Rafael Candelas, Cecilia Medellin, and Samira Salinas were the first to respond and have proved to be a great team. Officer Paniagua serves as producer behind the scenes and facilitates a smooth session. "The librarian's role is quickly changing," shares Mrs. Pray. "It is in a librarian's best interest to keep up with the versatility that our profession demands. And that includes wearing the hats of instructional facilitator, trainer, library administrator, co-teacher, cataloger, and even news anchor." "Besides," adds Mrs. Pray, "what better way to mentor students on presentation and public speaking?" Mrs. Pray also composes the scrolling announcements that appear on the schools big screen TVs.
Powered Up with Banned Books @ PHS
Ruben Hinojosa Elementary Collects Box Tops
Congratulations Diamondback Reader
South Texas Literacy Coalition & Literacy Champions
SNJH Parent Nutrition Classes
Power Up with MackinVIA
R.D. Martinez students Power Up in the library with MackinVia eBooks. MackinVia allows the students to have easy access to eBooks, audio books, digital resources, and videos. Librarian Oneida Aleman taught students how to access all of the resources by logging into their accounts.
John H Shary Scholastic Book Fair
Feed Your Body & Feed Your Mind Service Project @ Shimotsu Elementary
Power Up @ Wernecke Library with a Book
Students took book selfies during our Power Up at your library week: Book Selfies were a huge hit! The students really enjoyed it. Librarian Patricia Ramos plans on replicating this project in the future.
Camp Read A Lot Literacy Night @ Bentsen Elementary
SHS Students Power Up with new Charging Stations
Jessie Jensen Library Events
B. L. Gray Jr. Students Kick Off Student Book Club
B. L. Gray Rattlers enjoy helping in the library. It is from these students that the idea for a book club emerged. "I was incredibly pleased with the demand for a book club," says librarian, Mrs. Pray. "Students are excited to share about their reading autobiographies through sketchnoting, and to ultimately create videos, interviews, graphics, and book trailers about the books we will read. Ultimately, I want to teach them that reading can be fun and hope to teach them how to embrace literature in a way that is uniquely fun for them." Want to learn more about sketchnoting, click here: https://youtu.be/4ItcHag3agE.
Rapid Review by SNJH Librarian Darvin Koenig
BLUESCREEN by Dan Wells
It is 2050 and technology has advanced to the point that almost everyone has a smart device implanted into their head, so they can be online 24 hours a day. Drugs are still a problem in this world, and now there is a new drug on the streets called Bluescreen, which is a virtual drug that plugs directly into people’s smart device and promises a completely safe high. When Marisa’s friend Anja uses this new drug and has a bad reaction, she and her friends set out to find out who is behind it, and they are quickly wrapped up in something bigger and scarier than they could have imagined.
Sharyland ISD Librarian Zulema Bewley Presents at the Region One Fall Media Fair
Kate Steffer Harlingen CISD Librarian and Zulema Bewley presented on the Texas Bluebonnet Award. Both librarians are hoping to generating interest among attendees to apply to be on the committee. More representation from the Texas Library Association District 4 is one of the goals of the presentation. We had a slide presentation with information and a fun activity related to the books on this year's master list. Thanya Montemayor also participated by teaching attendee's how to craft a bluebonnet flower using construction paper and a pencil.
SISD Librarians Monica Silva, Thanya Montemayor, and Zulema Bewley attended a session together.
TAYSHAS POWER UP @ PHS!
PHS Book Club members each selected a 2017 TAYSHAS book to read for October.
Each student will create a Google Slide ad for their book to submit to the TAYSHAS Project presentation.
The TAYSHAS Project presentation will be viewed at the library through the TV monitors.
Reading Celebrations at Ruben Hinojosa Elementary
Students who met their AR Goals were invited to a Pirate Ice Cream Bash!
Students learned about "Dia de los Muertos" during library lessons and concluded the festivities by making masks and bringing pictures of loved ones to display.
Custodians Appreciated by SA3 Library Staff
JHS Power Up in the Library: Escaped Library Halloween Edition
John H. Shary's Library participated in Power Up in the Library Week. Students were read a Halloween story, in which they had to escape before it became night time and the vampires awoke. Students had 15 minutes to escape four stations in which they had to solve puzzles in order to obtain a code to move on to the next station. Students used various skills such as sequencing and math in order to escape. Students were geared to use critical thinking skills and creativity.
Region One Fall Media Fair Participant
On October 13th, RD Martinez Elementary Librarian Oneida Aleman had the opportunity to attend the Region One Fall Media Fair at South Padre Island. "It was a great opportunity for librarians to meet and learn different techniques that are great tools to use in the library. One of the sessions I chose to attend was the Texas Bluebonnet Award 2017-2019 presented by fellow SISD librarian, Mrs. Bewley."