The Shelf Life

Volume 1 Issue 17

@SouthMSLibrary: A Flexible Learning Space

Flexible learning spaces provide students with choice in how they become engaged with their learning environment. When assessing your classroom space please consider the library as an extension of that space. Students and teachers are permitted to utilize the library and resources throughout the day to suit their needs. Move the tables, chairs or brainstorm on the walls in our Think Tank. The library is no longer just a space for quiet, although there is room for that too, the library strives to become a learning commons for all members of the Cougar Learning Community.

Drop-in or sign-up to use the space of your choosing. The tutorial below will walk you through sign-up.

Library Calendar Tutorial

Meet Your Library Aides

@SouthMSLibrary is lucky to have three new library aides for third quarter. Their duties include: managing social media accounts, shelving returned books, creating displays and overall upping the awesomeness in the library. Want to be an aide or know someone who would do a great job? Come into the library today for more info.

Makerbot: Getting Started

Cougar Community, are you ready to pursue 3D printing but are unsure where to start? We're here to help.


  • Familiarize yourself with our 3D printing model: Makerbot Webinar
  • Explore the Thingiverse a collection of the 3D printing possibilities
  • Check out Tinkercad, an easy to navigate online program for creating 3D printing models.
  • Visit an Integrated Tech class(4th Period, 6th Period), a few fearless students are pursuing 3D printing as a part of the their personal learning plan and are happy to share what they have learned along the way.
Makerbot Timelapse
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Makerspace donations are piling up. We are still looking for materials to be upcycled into projects in our Makerspace. Teachers and students, now that supplies are rolling in come on in to the #SMSMakerspace in room 303 and get to making!!
Tile Tour
The Makerspace Tiles are in and they are AMAZING! Come on down and check them out!