The Library @PHS

October 2020

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RESOURCE OF THE MONTH-PHS Card Catalog

Do you ever wonder if the library has something you need or want? You can check the card catalog anywhere to find out. The card catalog can be found on our website or download "Librista" from the App Store or Google Play. Librista works better on a phone than the card catalog from the website. I have attached the link to the library's webpage.
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Winners Are!!!

The winners of the reading contest were:

Josh Searcy

Janet Smith

Ashley Whitten

Miranda Wyatt-Mills

Molly Smith

Rylie Morris

Hailey Chambers

Carleigh Winegar


Over 50 books were read in the month of September! Keep reading!!!!

This Month's Survey

Please fill out the survey and the answers will be in next month's newsletter.

Last Month's Survey Results

What is your favorite "banned book"?

The most read banned book was "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee.

What Are You Reading?

Thanks to everyone that has been sending me or Mrs. Heyboer the books you are reading. It is really fun to see what everyone is reading. It also gives everyone a new reading list. Keep sending them. We are going to put the signs up all year. It's not too late to join the "Reading Club". When you start a book, send the title and author to one of us and we will get a sign up outside your classroom door.

****TEACHERS HAVE READ 129 BOOKS SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL

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Media Center Events 2019-2020

The Breakfast Club-Student book club

We will meet once a month to read and discuss the following books:

Sarah Pinborough-13 Minutes

Tomi Adeyemi-Children of Blood and Bone

Rory Power-Wilder Girls

Karen McManus-One of Us is Lying

Neal Shusterman-Scythe

Ruta Sepetys-Fountains of Silence


Next meeting will be November 19 @7:30 A.M. in the Media Center.

The Dinner Club-teacher book club

The Dinner Club-Teacher book club
Everyone is invited to join us! You can come and go as you please. You can read one book and not the next. Just pop in when the next book is of interest to you.
Check out the books we are reading--


October 22 will be the next meeting at Portland Pizza and Pub



This book club is open to all faculty and staff at PHS. Please contact one of the Librarians if you want to join!

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Library Info

-We are open Monday-Friday from 7:30 to 3:30

-If a student needs access to computers or items for research, we can open at 7:15 and stay as late at 4:00 (the student needs to let us know a day before just to make sure one of us will be here that late or early)

-We are open for students during lunch and at breaks if they want to check out books, chill out, or print something for a class.


**We know everyone is super busy and overwhelmed! We are here to assist you. We can help teach lessons on researching, databases, Google Classroom, or just about anything you are teaching. Tell us what you are working on and we can create a fun lesson/activity we can collaborate on together and still meet your standards.


-We can help you provide a change of scenery from the classroom. Bring your class down for the day. We have a screen, projector, and laptop for presentations. There are 8 iMacs for student use and there is the computer lab next door with 37 computers.

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