📚The Library Lowdown
September, 2020 Issue 5
Welcome Back 4J!
I read a lot of books while in the backcountry this summer. Two of my favorites were Just Mercy by Brian Stevenson and The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton; amazing people with powerful, moving stories.
As you prepare for the most unique school year ever, please know that I am here to support you any way I can. As I gather and share resources with you, if you are in need of something I'm not providing, please reach out to me and I'll do my best to accommodate.
May you find the light in each crazy moment, breathe deeply, and know this is going to be a year of growth and learning. Sending you all my admiration for the amazing work you do!
Please let families know library card applications will be sent home in an insert in the annual district handbook which will be sent home sometime this week (Spanish forms will be sent to Spanish speaking families). Families may also receive a card in person at the library. Forms (English/Spanish) will be made available at school offices for distribution as well.
Teachers and teacher assistants can call directly to receive a library card. These cards must be used for educational purposes only and not for personal use.
Helping students connect to this awesome resource will depend greatly on our ability to spread the word and encourage its use. Please help share the news in your classroom newsletters and communications. Feel free to come up with creative ways to encourage students to get their cards. In the interest of equity, let's blow them away with the number of applications they receive! Let's go, team!
Note: The EPL registration form is for 4J students only and should not be posted on public websites as it is not intended for the general public.
Destiny Discover Resource Guide
This doc walks through step by step instructions on all things Destiny Discover. Note: the Hold feature will not be activated until check-out is approved and if someone is assigned to run check-out at your school.