September Library News

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Freshman Orientation

Freshman Library orientations were held through World Geography classes. Student activities included applying for SAPL cards, conducting a library scavenger hunt, and using iPads to peruse digital items in Overdrive. Thanks to the following teachers for bringing their classes in for orientations: Ms. Blanchard, Mr. Hilbig, Mr. Piant, Ms. Davidson, Mr. Hernandez, Mr. Noriskin, and Ms. Whitfield.

Classes in the library for diverse subject matter

From the start of school through mid September, teachers of various subject areas have brought their students in to check out reading materials and use library technology to enhance learning in the following areas: Academic Literacy, Algebra II, English II PAP, AP English III, English III, English IV, French, Health, Japanese, Math Models, Practical Writing, and Principles of Health Science.

In addition, the TR counselors and Mr. Walker held meetings with Seniors to review their transcripts and get prepared for graduation.

TECH SUPPORT: Use the NEISD Digital Library through Overdrive & Look at the September featured digital resources

Roosevelt was the high school with the largest number of Overdrive checkouts for the month of September-- 131! Try it out this week.

A free resource for all employees and students is the NEISD digital library, available through the digital resources page. On a computer, just go to and enter your employee ID to check out up to five digital books for 21 days.

From your phone, download the Overdrive app and then follow the directions available here or click the red bar below.

The September featured digital resource page is accessible by clicking this link

READING PROMOTION: readbox stations highlight YALSA recommended titles

You may have noticed a "readbox" poster in the cafeteria, in the front lobby, on the Sabre English floor, or in the library. These posters feature Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) recommended books for reluctant readers and other new and notable titles. To find out more about a featured book, just scan the QR code beneath the cover pic to view a trailer or read a summary.
Recommend a book or resource for library purchase

Please give suggestions for items that would be great additions to our collection.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT: Update on library room reservations and rentals

L109 and L111 are regular classrooms for several class periods per day. Our public library branch also holds regular weekly programming in those spaces at various times of the day. Therefore, please send a detailed email request for use of those spaces to or to, and allow at least 24 hours for a response.

The same procedure should be followed when requesting use of the Conference Room. Use of these rooms for school-sponsored activities is free. Other uses will incur a rental fee, of $20 per hour, to be paid to Dee Dee Davenport, the SAPL Branch Manager.

Thanks for using the library and library resources!!

Monthly Usage & Circulation Stats

Usage STATS for 8/22 through 9/30

Number of school days: 29

Number of classes served: 186

Book Circulation Stats:

Number of books checked out:

9th grade: 335

10th grade: 129

11th grade: 61

12th grade: 152

Staff: 20

Community: 401

Parents: 6

Total: 1104