The Library @PHS

September 2020

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TEL-Tennessee Electronic Library

What is TEL?

The Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) is an online library that gives Tennessee residents access to magazines, journals, newspapers, essays, e-books, primary source materials, test preparation, homework help, genealogy records, career search, and more! TEL resources are available free to the public from any computer with Internet access in Tennessee.

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The Library @PHS is having a reading contest for the month of September. For every book you read and let us know about, you name will be entered into a drawing for some prizes. This is in conjunction with "What Are You Reading". Winners will be drawn September 30.


Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

**Stop by the library and have your "mug shot" taken with a banned book. We have a display showing faculty and staff being caught reading a banned book. Please join us and have your picture displayed with the rest of us.

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This Month's Survey

Please fill out the survey and the answers will be in next month's newsletter.

Last Month's Survey Results

What did you do during the extended Covid-19 break?

-After school was officially out I spent a week reading essays virtually for College Board, a week attending AP virtual training, dog sat for a friend and spent time with my pup.


-Nothing! Relax, clean, and read!

-Ran..... a lot. Cleaned...... a lot.

-Worked my second job more, cleaned, remodeled a house, had surgery, read books

What Are You Reading?

Thanks to everyone that has been sending me or Mrs. Heyboer the books you are reading. It is really fun to see what everyone is reading. It also gives everyone a new reading list. Keep sending them. We are going to put the signs up all year. It's not too late to join the "Reading Club". When you start a book, send the title and author to one of us and we will get a sign up outside your classroom door.
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Media Center Events 2019-2020

The Breakfast Club-Student book club

We will meet once a month to read and discuss the following books:

Sarah Pinborough-13 Minutes

Tomi Adeyemi-Children of Blood and Bone

Rory Power-Wilder Girls

Karen McManus-One of Us is Lying

Neal Shusterman-Scythe

Ruta Sepetys-Fountains of Silence

Next meeting will be October 13 @7:30 A.M. in the Media Center.

The Dinner Club-teacher book club

The Dinner Club-Teacher book club
Everyone is invited to join us! You can come and go as you please. You can read one book and not the next. Just pop in when the next book is of interest to you.
Check out the books we are reading--

The October meeting will be at Portland Pizza and Pub

This book club is open to all faculty and staff at PHS. Please contact one of the Librarians if you want to join!

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Library Info

-We are open Monday-Friday from 7:30 to 3:30

-If a student needs access to computers or items for research, we can open at 7:15 and stay as late at 4:00 (the student needs to let us know a day before just to make sure one of us will be here that late or early)

-We are open for students during lunch and at breaks if they want to check out books, chill out, or print something for a class.

**We know everyone is super busy and overwhelmed! We are here to assist you. We can help teach lessons on researching, databases, Google Classroom, or just about anything you are teaching. Tell us what you are working on and we can create a fun lesson/activity we can collaborate on together and still meet your standards.

-We can help you provide a change of scenery from the classroom. Bring your class down for the day. We have a screen, projector, and laptop for presentations. There are 8 iMacs for student use and there is the computer lab next door with 37 computers.

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