News and Notes

~ Hand Middle School Media Center ~

RCPL Reminder

Teachers employed by public or private schools (K-4 – 12) in Richland County (Richland Districts 1 and 2, and Richland/Lexington 5) are eligible for teacher cards.

Teacher cards are free for teachers who live and work in Richland County. Teachers who work in Richland County but live outside Richland County can get a teacher card for an annual fee of $10.

Teacher cards offer all the benefits and restrictions of a regular library card. Teachers can check out up to 60 items, and items are still subject to late, damaged and lost fees.

Teacher cards expire after one year and can be renewed each year. To get or renew a teacher card, simply come in to any Richland Library location and show a school ID, pay statement or documentation of employment on your school letterhead.

SC Junior Book Award Nominees

The SC Association of School Librarians sponsors a yearly book award program whose purpose is to encourage our students to read good quality contemporary literature and to honor the authors of the books annually chosen the favorites by student vote. If you are looking for good books to recommend to your students, this is the list to do it!

There are categories for picture books, children's books, junior and young adult. We have purchased all of the junior titles, plus select titles from both the children's and young adult lists. They are processed and ready to be checked out by you and your students. Here is a link to the SCASL webpage and the 2013-2014 nominees.

Stop by the media center and check out our SCASL Junior Book Award display!

Ebooks are available in Richland One schools

Follettshelf is the web platform used to access ebooks in Richland One schools. Now, students and teachers can access ebooks from the media center's catalog. Follettshelf is fully integrated with our Destiny online catalog, so searching for ebooks is easy and fast.

To search for ebooks, follow this link to the Hand Middle School Destiny catalog:

You can search for ebooks by author, title, subject or keyword. Follow this link to learn more about Follettshelf eBooks:

Media Center Staff

Carolyn Masek, Media Specialist

Patricia Kassel, Instructional Assistant