Stillwater MS/HS Library Update

Monthly Report - November 2014

November was another busy month in the library!

We continued to see many, many students in the library, both in classes and as visitors. Among the classes this month were Ms. Buyce, Mrs. Prescott & Mrs. Luskin’s classes visiting to borrow books; Mrs. O’Neill’s 6th grade music classes working on a multimedia Jazz project, Mrs. Brown’s classes discussing way to make presentations more effective and less dreadful, Mrs. Scarchilli’s classes to find important historical speeches for rhetorical analysis, and Mrs. McBride’s Keyboarding students learning to evaluate sources using the CRAP (currency, reliability, accuracy & point-of-view) method. It was another fantastic month!

In addition to our many classes and study hall visitors, we also played host to the monthly Game Night, Author Paul Madison’s 6th grade workshops, and a saw the beginning of a regular Odyssey of the Mind practice group.

ENCOURAGING A COMMUNITY OF READERS

We are working to create a community of readers, but also encouraging a sense of community overall. This month saw the addition of a new tree, courtesy of Mrs. Morris--our community decided it needed a little twinkle! Several students collaborated on jigsaw puzzles, while other volunteered in the library--putting books away, watering the plants, working on special projects, all contributing to our community. We had several great displays this month. One favorite was a neat zombie display.
Our 2014 reading initiative, #StillwaterReads and #WarriorsRead continues on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter! Join in!
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So, what ARE they reading?

Our most popular titles for November were Bringing Ezra Back, which is always popular this time of year, as our 6th graders finish up Weasel in their classes, Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince was also in the top 3, which made me happy! Gary Paulsen’s Hatchet rounded out the top three.

Also popular in our checkouts for use within the library were the three Chromebooks that we have on extended loan from the Technology Department. These have proven quite popular, particularly with so many of our teachers embracing Google Apps for Education. We enjoyed ending November with Thanksgiving break, refreshed and ready to begin December.

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November Statistics

We were open to students 16 days in the month of November. We saw a tremendous number of people during that time, including 28 class visits.

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The Stillwater MS/HS Library is a dynamic, ever-changing space for learning, reading and exploration. We serve all students, staff and faculty in the Stillwater Middle-High School.