Glenview Library Letter

April 4, 2014

School Library Month

Limitless Libraries is holding two contests relating to School Library Month. The first is a bookmark decorating contest. The second is a School Library Challenge. Information on both will be in your mailboxes on Monday.

Library Business

  • There are lots of students with overdue library books!! Since overdue books often turn into lost books, please encourage your students to find and return any overdue books. If they can't find it, please remind them to look in desks, lockers, and classroom library areas in case it got misplaced. Thank you!

  • Please remember if you come to the library before school starts for books you need to check out, just leave them in a stack on the desk with a sticky note and your name on it. We will check them out to you and deliver them right after morning announcements. The check out clipboard is for items without a barcode only.

  • Brand new books--We have cart full of brand new library books! They are being used as an incentive for Reading Bingo (participants will be among the first students who can check them out) but teachers also have first priority in checking out the new books. Stop by and take a look! Many of them are on subjects that have been requested throughout the year.

HMH Think Central - Journeys

Think Central is the online resource that accompanies the Journeys reading series. I went to a training a few weeks ago to learn more about Think Central. The district is wanting librarians to be the resource for it at each school.

Think Central website:

Select “Tennessee”, “Metro Nashville….” and your school and enter your credentials.

Please go ahead and try logging in and take a look around. Your username should already have been emailed to you, but if you don't have it just let me know and I can look it up. In most cases the username is the first letter of your first name, and then your last name. Passwords are simply "Password" unless you have already logged in and changed it.

Check out for more information.

Click on this link to view a tutorial on how to set up your class in Think Central.

Let me know if you need any help or have questions!

Get Caught Reading

I would like to create a display around the library doors of photos of students "found" or "caught" reading. If you have any photo opportunities in your classroom, please take a quick snapshot and email it to me. Camera or cell phone photos are fine. I will be on the look out as well! Thank you!

National Poetry Month

Poem In Your Pocket Day will be on Thursday, April 24. Here is a link to the webpage for it. Basically, everyone will be encouraged to keep a favorite poem on a slip of paper in his or her pocket. (Teachers, students, and staff). Then throughout the day, people can share their poems with each other.

The Dewey Club

Congratulations to the first two members of the Dewey Club! They are pictured below, along with a drawing of Mr. Dewey himself.

Please tell your class about the Dewey Club. Any interested students can pick up a booklet any time they come to the library to check out books.

Reading Bingo

We have had two students complete the purple level so far! Yay! Please encourage your students to participate.

Accelerated Reader Website

Here is the link to our Accelerated Reader (AR) website:

Wonderful Website: Educator Page

Poetry Foundation Children's Page

Quote of the Week

"Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open."

-Laura Bush

Glenview Library Resources... more than just books!

Items available for teachers:

Professional Collection-- located in the Conference Room near the library doors

-some new books were added recently....check them out!

Cart with class set of net books to check out for use in your classroom

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

Glenview Library Website

With information for students, teachers, and parents.

Glenview Library Schedule

Click here for the most up-to-date version of the library schedule.

Glenview Library OPAC

Click here to view the online library catalog.