Glenview Library Letter

January 22, 2015

Notes from the Library...

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Limitless Libraries Contest for Teachers

If you have not yet used Limitless Libraries, try it out before January ends! You can request books, audiobooks, DVDs, curriculum kits, and more. Each item requested before the end of the month is an entry to win an iPad Mini. Please let me know if you need the directions again or if you need any help with it.

Wonderful Website - www.vocabulary.com

http://www.vocabulary.com/


Description from http://www.ala.org/aasl/standards-guidelines/best-websites/2014:

"Don’t assume that Vocabulary.com is just another digital flashcard site. This innovative site uses an adaptive learning system to help users learn the most essential English words needed in academic and business environments. Users quickly begin building their vocabulary knowledge as the adaptive learning system questions, reviews, and leads users to word mastery. Fun example sentences and responses “with an attitude” help keep the users’ attention, along with the level and achievement badges that can be earned. Leaderboards keep track of top achieving students and schools, creating a challenging game-like environment. Customized vocabulary lists can be added and grouped by categories, such as literature, historical documents, and speeches. Grades: 3-12.

Tip: With teacher guidance in a computer lab setting and the site’s “learning hints,” ESL students can learn the context and meaning of new words while keeping track of their progress using the My Progress tab."

Quote of the Week

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Glenview Library... More than just books!

Items available for teachers:


Professional Collection-- located in the Conference Room near the library entrance

Playaways (audiobooks)-- on Playaway display rack

Big Books-- located in the Library Office/Workroom

DVDs-- located in the Library Conference Room

Books on tape-- located in the Library Office/Workroom
Glenview Library Website

With information for students, teachers, and parents.

Glenview Library Schedule

Click here for the most up-to-date version of the library schedule.

Glenview Library OPAC

Click here to view the online library catalog.