November 2014

HMS Library Media Center

Clear Expectations

We have been getting pretty comfortable in the library as the year progresses. At times we have been a little TOO comfortable. Therefore, I decided it was time to create some very clear expectations so that our limited amount of time together could be as productive as possible. There is a lot to cover! We've got to be a well-oiled machine in here!

Scholastic Book Fair

Our school had a Scholastic Book Fair the first week of November. Students came together to make posters to promote the event. We also held our first annual Potato Book Character contest. The entries were beyond amazing! See for yourself below!

Library Statistics for November

Between November 3 and November 26


Total Books: 12,134

Total Circulations: 1,459

Total Holds Placed: 269

Top Ten Titles

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Top Circulating Homerooms

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November Birthdays

Here is a link to the November birthdays of authors and illustrators featured on our HMS monthly bookmark.

High School Minecraft Author Visit

We were lucky to have high school student and published Minecraft fan fiction author Sean Fay Wolfe join us for an author visit on Thursday, November 20th. He explained the writing process to the students and parents in a way that was easy to understand. He is a very well-spoken, composed and funny young man. We wish him well with his second book which should be coming out soon!
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Thanksgiving Bags for Tap-In

Our school has a tradition of creating dinner bags for families in need at Thanksgiving. The families and children of HMS are so generous. Money is collected for turkey vouchers as well as the 50 bags and extras. It is a good time to think about how thankful we are for all we have and try to give back to our community.
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