The Mountain Library

October 2014

Students: Did you get an email from Mrs. LaRue?

In mid September, we started sending e-mails to students when they have overdue library books. We also send lists to teachers to post in their classrooms, but those notices do not have book titles to protect student privacy.


So, students have an overdue library book or a library fine, they can find out which book is out two ways.


  1. Students can log in to their Adams 12 Gmail here. If they have a recent e-mail from me (Mrs. LaRue), they will see the title and price of materials checked out or lost.
  2. Students can log in to Destiny themselves and see what's on their account. A video tutorial is below if interested in trying that.


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Checking "My Info" in Destiny

Teens' Top Ten

The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where you, the teen, nominate and choose your favorite books of the previous year! Exciting, right?! You can participate as long as you are between the ages twelve to eighteen.


Voting will be online through October 19. The winners will be announced during the week of October 21st-the week after Teen Read Week! So, if you want to participate in this exciting event, get reading and vote! See Mrs. LaRue with any questions, and stop by the library to check out a book!



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Why Sign in to Google Chrome?

Students and Teachers-check this out. If you sign into Chrome with your Adams 12 Google account, you can personalize your browser, search your browsing history, and get to your bookmarks from any computer. Your browsing history and bookmarks also follow you to mobile devices when you log in. And, with the Google Chrome Store, you can add apps and extensions that will also be there wherever you log in. Here are a few of my favorite extensions from the Chrome store:



Check out the video below for more info and see some of those extensions in action. Signing in to Chrome would be especially helpful as students are working at home. Their bookmarks and history would then be available both places!


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Personalized Google Chrome Browser

Have a Chromebook?

I took some of the keyboard shortcuts I thought students (and teachers) would use the most and compiled them in one chart. Some you will know, and some are different or unique to Chromebooks. You are welcome to print off the cheat sheet below if interested! Many of these shortcuts aren't Chromebook specific, so they work on any computer!


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Our Website

There's tons of stuff on the library website to help both teachers and students. A few highlights that may be helpful are:



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¡Síguenos para sugerencias de tecnología, sugerencias de libros, geniales sitios de web, y mucho más! (Twitter y Facebook)

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