It's the most wonderful time of the year!

We've had fun, Hawks!

This year we've read and learned and created and researched. All HH student library print books will be due NO LATER than May 24. Thank you for returning your books so that students next year can enjoy them.

We currently have 451 overdue books, though, besides the current checkouts ... so please check backpacks and under beds and bookshelves for any stray library books. Soon it will be time to relax and enjoy all the extra time to READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Click on the above title link for the the Library LibGuide

for access to all sorts of information. The summer reading tab is a great place to find PDFs for summer reading logs, as well as links to suggested titles, book trailers, and author websites. It will be updated as new info on each program is received.

There are at least 3 different ways to earn FREE books this summer with those summer reading programs from B&N, Half Price Books, and the SA Public Library. Then you can also earn other free stuff.

Below is just a preview of what the page looks like! You can also always find that page linked from the main school website or at the bottom of the newsletter.

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Launchpad and Overdrive/Sora

Don't forget that any internet enabled device has access to a great collection of electronic library books and audiobooks.

Launchpad is where you access a lot of non-fiction, as well as BrainPop videos. You can get to Overdrive there, but on a personal mobile device you can actually use the standalone Overdrive or Sora apps.

Download the FREE APP Overdrive from your store of choice. The first thing you'll need to do is to add the NEISD library collection (I usually search by zip code). Then enter your student's login information (or your information if you've contacted me BEFORE SCHOOL IS OUT and we've created an account for you) and he or she will be able to check out all sorts of interesting titles from anywhere with wifi! Overdrive has lots of device specific help videos so it's easy!

Username: first initial + last name (up to 10 letters) + last 4 digits of ID number @ (no spaces or + signs when entering online)

Password: Full student ID number


During the summer the best way to contact the librarian with questions about book titles is via the Harmony Hills ES Library Facebook fan page or Instagram DMs. School email will be checked periodically so it is still possible there, but not seen as often.

Here's a summery throwback picture of Ms. Oliverson with Mrs. Clark!