SPASH Library Hotline

April 2016

The library has so much to offer and new online services to share. The new digital Hotline will have a spotlight on new books, featured apps, database features, new media, digital citizenship tips and more.

Spotlight On New Books - Award Winners

Earlier this spring the American Library Association named this year's award winning books, films and audio books for children and young adults. The SPASH Library purchased many of the award winners that are appropriate for our staff and students. This month I am highlighting a variety of the award winners and encourage everyone to check them out.
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Check out OverDrive today. Th username & password are your school's network logins.

Featured Database - OverDrive

Stevens Point Junior and Senior High School libraries are excited to introduce a new learning opportunity as an extension of our library services. OverDrive is a leading distributor of eBooks and digital audiobooks to libraries around the world. Our schools are supplementing the print collection with a popular selection of fiction, non-fiction and audiobooks accessible on all major ereader devices including; Kindle, Nook, iPhone, iPad, Windows and Mac. OverDrive can be found on the Destiny Homepage or your schools webpage. Students and staff can access it with their network computer logins. Ask your librarian to demo OverDrive to your class.

Digital Citizenship. Oversharing: Think Before You Post

Common Sense Media uses a fun video put to rap music to highlight the issues of oversharing online and thinking about your digital footprint. The video and discussion guide have important reminders for everyone of the consequences of oversharing.

New Media

New featured DVD's and Kits. Keep in mind the library can purchase kits, models and poster sets appropriate for classroom use.

Beth Molski - SPASH Library Media Specialist

I am currently reading: I am Malala: the story of the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb. Lesson plans and book guides are available at Teaching books. This version is recommended for grades 7+. The library also has I am Malala: how one girl stood up for education and changed the world by Malala Yousafzai and Patricia McCormick which is recommenced for grades 4+.