Library Media Center Update

Neshaminy School District / Spring, 2020

Neshaminy school libraries provide more than just books, technology, and electronic resources. Our school libraries provide a safe haven for all students to think, create, share, and grow. The Neshaminy Library Media Centers are the hub of learning and a favorite place for many students.
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Elementary Library

Elementary Library Media Specialists have seamlessly transitioned into our asynchronous learning model, adapting quickly to Neshaminy’s new Canvas Learning Management System at the elementary level. Weekly modules allow students to continue learning on their usual weekly specials rotation. Through read-alouds, book awards, author studies, online safety and digital citizenship the book on learning in the library has never closed.

Librarians have embraced the technological challenges of virtual learning while continuing the additional task of delivering meaningful and challenging instruction to students in our Academic Enrichment program.

Find your child's library online in Canvas:

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Meet the elementary Library Media Specialists!

Meet the Librarians

Visit your child's library below:

Pearl S. Buck Elementary Tracy Humbert

Joseph Ferderbar Elementary Kathleen Poirier

Herbert Hoover Elementary Keri Phelan

Albert Schweitzer Elementary Yazmine Adamson

Walter Miller Elementary Jessica Story

Tawanka Elementary Anastasia Hanneken & Kathleen Poirier

Middle School & High School Library Media Center

Technology has been a critical component of allowing education to continue in these uncertain times. The Neshaminy Library Media Specialists have been vital in the process of technology support and guidance for staff and students.

What’s that black bar on my Google search?

While “Google it” is a common phrase, librarians strive to develop best practices when it comes to research. An extension has been added to student chromebooks which integrates Google Search with our library management system (Destiny). Student Google searches now simultaneously show Neshaminy library resources including books, ebooks, databases and educational websites along with Google results. To set up this feature, students simply need to click the link in the black bar then select their school district and school. Now, you’re ready to go!

Looking for a good book to read?

The Sora/OverDrive student reading app is a state-of-the-art reading experience that allows students in grades 5-12 to borrow ebooks and audiobooks from Neshaminy’s digital collection. Neshaminy’s Sora Digital titles are curated by our Library Media Specialists to match the district’s curriculum and each student’s interests for self-selection. Sora is available on any device including chromebooks, smartphones, tablets, desktops, etc. Sora allows students to read anytime, anywhere.

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Visit your school library website for additional resources and family fun activities:

Secondary library media specialists meeting on Zoom

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Stay tuned for:

  • District communication regarding library book returns
  • Summer Reading Opportunities
  • Reading Olympics Information