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October 2014 - Volume 2 Issue 1
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A Month in Review: September Library Happenings

6th Grade

All 6th grade students were in the library for "Research Boot Camp" at the start of September to review and cover a variety of skills to prepare for upcoming research projects this fall.


  • Accessed and activated Edline accounts
  • Took AMMO (Assessment of Maryland Media Outcomes)
  • Learned how to navigate Edmodo
  • Practiced narrowing a topic
  • Developed questioning skills
  • Searched OPAC for print resources
  • Evaluated research resources
7th Grade

All 7th grade students were in the library for Orientation and OPAC lessons.


  • Learned about new policies and procedures
  • Selected books for genre projects in ILA
  • Navigated OPAC to search in their Lexile range
  • Generated a book list to use for book selection
8th Grade

All 8th grade students were in the library for Orientation and Book Selection


  • Learned about new policies and procedures
  • Selected books for ILA class

Up Coming Events

  • September 29th - October 3rd - Scholastic Book Fair
  • October 2nd - Book Fair Family Night from 4-7
  • October 16th @ 6:30 - YA Author Maggie Stiefvater will be at Aberdeen HCPL!
  • October 12-18th - Teen Read Week
  • October 19th-25th - Friends of the Library Week

What's New in Non-Fiction?

Curriculum Resource Spotlight: eBooks and Capstone

You may not know, but our library has 44 eBooks available for student and teacher use! The great thing about the eBooks is that you can access them from Alexandria on any school computer and from home using These books are interactive, provide a text reader and have wonderful images which you can zoom in to view. These books are multi-use so you can have them up on multiple devices at the same time.

This month Capstone has given us access to all 3,000 eBook titles they have available. This is a one time only deal to preview the collection until October 15th! You can search by Lexile and the titles cover a wide range of genres and subject areas. If you find a title you like, let me know and I will add it to my wish list for ordering!

Access: My Capstone Library

Username: captivate

Password: 2014

Book Selection Schedule for ILA


6th Grade

  • 6th and 27th Book Selection
7th Grade
  • 9th and 10th Lessons with Book Selection
8th Grade
  • 1st and 2nd Lessons with Book Selection
  • 13th and 14th Lessons with Book Selection

Newsletter developed by Sarah Scholl

Library Media Specialist at Havre de Grace Middle School