Grand Avenue Middle School Library

November 2020

Library Orientation

Most students have already completed Library Orientation. Anyone who has not already watched the informational video and submitted the Google Form quiz is highly encouraged to do so as soon as possible. Please note, students must be logged into their school Google accounts to access the video.

After School Program

The After School Program has officially begun! It is a great place to get homework done or hang out with friends in a supervised environment.


The library will be open for Grand Avenue students Monday through Thursday from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.


Students will be dismissed at three pickup times:


  • 3:20 in the front of the building for the 3:30 bus or parent pickup
  • 4:30 in the front of the building for parent pickup ONLY
  • 5:00 in the back of the building for the 5:15 bus


Students should sign up online before arrival. Twenty-five spots are available each day. Flyers with the QR code have been posted by the lunch rooms and on the library door.

Library Extra Help

Students are welcome to email Ms. Beleckas with questions at any time. If students need more in-depth assistance with research projects, databases, book selection, or other library topics, they can attend a virtual extra help session.


Extra help sessions will be available virtually from 4:00 pm - 4:40 pm on Mondays and Tuesdays. Students should e-mail Ms. Beleckas the day before for an appointment. She will then send them the Zoom link.

November Makerspace Activity

Although the Makerspace cart is unavailable this year, the library is promoting a different Makerspace activity each month. If students complete a Makerspace activity, they are invited to upload a short video to the GAMS Makerspace Flipgrid.


The activity for November is Turkey Corner Bookmarks! Students can print the template directly from the provided website.


If students fill out the Makerspace Kit Request Form, Ms. Beleckas will print a copy of the directions and the template for them.

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