KISD Libraries Update

Volume III 4th/5th Six Weeks

KISD Primary and Elementary Libraries

See below to find out what has been going on at the KPS, Chandler, and KIS libraries.

KISD Secondary Libraries

KMS Library

Things have continued running smoothly at the KMS Library. Student library aides have been combing the shelves to find all of the books that need repairs and are helping to get those books repaired as quickly as possible and back on the shelves.

iPad and laptop use is in full swing as well. We have many KMS teachers using technology in amazing ways in the classroom and their students are creating great digital content.

The job shadow day that took place recently was also a great success. One of the KMS student library aides decided to job shadow at the Kilgore Public Library. They sent us a great email about the experience and the student learned a lot from her time spent there. She even found a lost KMS Library book and returned it for us!

KMS is currently having their second book fair of the year. The profits from this fair will be used to either add more books to their collection or to purchase a new laser printer for the library.

KHS Library

It has been a busy time of year at the KHS Library! In January, Mrs. Cole collaborated with instructional technology director, Andy Adams, to provide a training on using the iPad carts in the classroom. Since the training, iPad use and BYOD use at KHS has gone up exponentially. In addition, Mrs. Cole's latest tech tips included several formative assessment web resources and several KHS teachers have been utilizing them in the classroom.

Teacher/Librarian collaboration has continued. In January the sophomore English classes visited the library to conduct research on Ancient Greece. Library staff helped the students with using Google apps, Easy Bib, and conducting authoritative web research. The Theater I classes also utilized the library for help researching family crests. In February, speech classes came to research topics for Black History Month. This month, we worked with physics classes researching devices and appliances.

We continue to have large crowds during both lunches. We have had great success with the Ragin' Red Cafe. It is very popular with the students and has brought in respectable profits. We have scaled back our hours to help maintain a reasonable amount of product and to give us more time to focus more on the day to day tasks of the library. We are now only open before school, during both lunches, and after school.

We have big plans to celebrate National Library week during April 14 - April 18. We will be hosting three events: a "shelfie" contest (students take a "selfie" with their favorite book), library olympics, and Young Adult Reading Bingo. We will be giving out prizes to the winners of these events/contests and will have special treats for our patrons that visit the library that week. We had tons of fun last year and we hope to enjoy ourselves even more this year!