MJHS Media Center Newsletter

August 2018


I am so happy to be starting our 2018-2019 school year with such a fantastic faculty and staff! Please don't hesitate to let me know what you need from our library - I am here to help elevate your instruction to the highest levels possible! MJJ All Day! :)

New GALILEO Password for Fall 2018

The new password is: "teenage"


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Read the AJC for FREE!!

Did you know that the AJC provides MJHS with a free online subscription? Best of all, it is the ENTIRE paper, not just a few articles (like the website). Please take advantage of this incredible free resource!


Username: mjhs

Password: readmore

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Save the Date: The AJC Decatur Book Festival!

The AJC Decatur Book Festival brings best-selling, nationally-known

authors right to our back yard! All levels are represented, from

elementary to YA to Adult - there is something here for everyone!

For more information, please visit: https://www.decaturbookfestival.com/

For the YA Author lineup, please visit:


Some highlights from the YA Stage:

Saturday September 1:

3:00pm - YA Stage: Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give)

Sunday September 2:

12:00 pm – Jason Reynolds

2:00 pm Elizabeth Acevedo (Poet X)

3:00 pm Justina Ireland (Dread Nation)

Collaboration is the Key!

Need some ideas about which databases could enhance your lessons? Maybe some current events to match your standards? Look no further than your library! Please contact me if you would like my assistance. I am reaching out to those I see, but there are a lot of you - if I haven't spoken to you yet, please don't hesitate to ask how the library materials can help your kids. :)

New Books for Our Jaguars!!

Jaguar Book Club News

The Jaguar Book Club is proud to have started the trend last year by reading The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Then Ms. King's classes read it...and now Ms. Smith's classes are picking up where they left off! Please join us in spreading the excitement about this incredible YA novel -- your classes can read it too! :) The movie releases on October 19th and there is no better time to get this conversation started in your classes!