January 10, 2014
Glenview Library Letter
New Newsletter Features
Library Schedule: The Glenview Library Schedule button at the end of each newsletter will take you to the most current version of the schedule.
Library Catalog: The Glenview Library OPAC button at the end of each newsletter will take you directly to our online card catalog to search for the books and resources we have.
Interesting Infographic: A fun infographic each week relating to books, reading, libraries, schools, or education.
Wonderful Website: A brief description and a link to a useful website.
Quote of the Week: A fun, interesting, or thought provoking quote.
Win an iPad Mini from Limitless Libraries!!!
I want to let you know about the contest Limitless Libraries has for teachers this month. It’s so easy to enter, and you could win an iPad Mini! All you have to do is request an item from Nashville Public Library using your educator card. Each time you request something using that card, you get an entry in the drawing for an iPad Mini. There is no limit to the number of times you can enter! One winner will be drawn from each school tier (elementary, middle, and high).
Limitless Libraries is tracking the requests through the educator card type, so requests made through your personal card won’t be included. Plus, when you request things through your educator card they can be sent to you here at school, so it’s much more convenient anyway!
Unsure how to get an educator card? You already have one! This year Limitless Libraries uploaded all MNPS educators into their system and created educator accounts for them automatically. Your educator card number is your employee ID number. If you’ve used an educator card before, your pin number should be the same. For new educator card users, your pin should be 2013. If you have trouble, just let me know and I can contact Limitless Libraries.
Before you can request items using your educator card, you must activate it. You’ll just need to follow these steps, wait 1 business day for the new information to sync with NPL’s system, and you can start requesting!
1. All Educator Cards must be activated for the 2013-2014 school year. Your card will not work if you do not activate it, even if you used it last year.
2. To activate your card, go to www.limitlesslibraries.org and log in using your MNPS employee ID number in lieu of a card number.
3. If you are not a first time Educator Card holder, enter your PIN. If you have forgotten your PIN, use the Forget Your PIN? link to reset the number. If you are a first time educator card holder, your PIN will be 2013 until you reset it to your preferred number.
4. Once you are logged in, click the Modify Personal Information link.
5. Insert and verify your email address into the Modify Personal Information form, select your school, and click “submit.”
Please let me know if you have any questions. Hopefully someone from our school will win! :)
Food for Fines / Nashville Public Library
It’s that time of year again! Nashville Public Library is holding its annual Food for Fines program, where you can donate food to waive your public library fines. This year you can bring all of your donations to school instead of a branch, and for the first time ever, you can get fines waived for lost and damaged items, too!
Here’s how it works:
· Food for Fines runs from Jan. 6-Jan. 19.
· Check your public library account to see if you have any fines.
· $1.00 will be waived from your account for every non-perishable food item that you bring in.
Accepted food items:
§ Peanut butter
§ Canned chicken or tuna
§ Canned vegetables
§ Canned fruit
§ Canned soups
Please do NOT bring the following (NPL cannot give them to Second Harvest):
§ Glass containers
§ Opened containers or packages
§ Expired or repackaged items
· Lost and damaged item fees will ONLY be waived if you bring your food donations to school. It’s a special promotion through Limitless Libraries, and NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY LOCATIONS WILL NOT WAIVE LOST AND DAMAGED ITEM FEES!
· Bring all of your donations to me in the library. I will complete a log to send to Limitless Libraries, so make sure you give me the following information:
o Your name
o Your library card number (your employee number if you want fines waived on your educator card)
o Number of cans you’re donating.
The last day to drop off food items at school is Friday, January 17. Items will still be accepted through January 20 at Nashville Public Library locations, but remember that they will not waive lost or damaged item fees for you!
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Glenview Library Resources... more than just books!
Items available for teachers:
Cart with class set of net books to check out for use in your classroom
Professional Collection-- located in the Conference Room near the library doors
Playaways (audiobooks)-- on Playaway display rack
Big Books-- located in the Library Office/Workroom
DVDs and VHS- -located in the Library Office/Workroom
Books on tape-- located in the Library Office/Workroom
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Quote of the Week
--Lemony Snicket, Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can't Avoid