WHHS Library

November 2015 Monthly Report

WHHS Library Mission Statement

The mission of the Wade Hampton High School Library is to ensure that students and staff develop critical thinking skills, are effective and ethical users of resources, ideas, and information, and are enthusiastic readers and lifelong learners.

November in the WHHS Library

November was a busy month in the library! The library was occupied 46 out of 72 available periods.

  • Students in Mrs. Johnson's, Mrs. Mitchell's, Mr. Stockwell's, and Mrs. Hennicken's classes continued to work on their research for their "If Walls Could Talk" project.
  • Mrs. Ricker's and Mrs. Stewart's students learned how to locate reliable sources of information about artists and their works.
  • Mr. Stockwell's and Mr. Lemere's students learned how to use Scholar to create citations and notecards for their research projects on "Hot Topics".
  • Mrs. Atkins's students began research on the Harlem Renaissance.
  • Mrs. Brooks's and Mrs. Alewine's students read books that appear on lists of frequently challenged books and researched the literary value of those works and why they are challenged.
  • Many, many classes visited the library to learn about OverDrive and the wonderful selection of free ebooks and audiobooks that are available to them.
  • Ms. Wright and Mrs. Smith combined their math classes and used the library as their classroom in order to co-teach a lesson on drawing triangles.
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Readers' Advisory

Do you ever need help choosing a library book? There are tools available to help you with finding books such as:

  • Novelist - Novelist is a DISCUS database that contains all sorts of great information to help you find your next favorite book. Remember that you will need the DISCUS username and password to access it from home. Contact Mrs. Fansher for that information.
  • What Should I Read Next? - Enter a book you like and the database will find suggestions for similar books.
  • Your Next Read - This site creates amazing maps based on books you've read and books you may like.
  • Finally, ask Mrs. Fansher! She reads tons of books and can help you find something you will love. Look out for her recommendation post it notes throughout the fiction section.

New Additions

We added 278 titles to the collection in November. See the full list here.
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Background photo by Stanley Zimny