White Middle School Library

April News

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A Message From Your Librarian

Hi Ed White Eagles! April was another awesome month for our library! We offered some exciting reading activities and lessons, checked out a ton of books, and received more book orders. For more immediate access to our library news, follow us on Twitter @WhiteMSLibrary.

March Circulation Stats

Print Circulation Stats

6th Grade: 708

7th Grade: 400

8th Grade: 132

Staff: 53

Total: 1293

Overdrive Challenge!!!

Our NEISD goal is to reach 100,000 checkouts on Overdrive by the end of the year. We have done an awesome job so far, and we are so close. Keep on checking out and promoting Overdrive. Here is a link for more information about using Overdrive: http://neisd.libguides.com/welcome_ed_white_library/overdrive.

April Highlights

Library Instruction

National Library Week

Our Ed White Students and staff made us feel so loved!! Each day we were serenaded with songs and music performed by our band, orchestra, and choir students! I was blown away by their talent!! Thank you to everyone for the affirmations and other goodies!!
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Poetry Events

In honor of National Poetry month, we held a month long celebration to promote poetry and reading. We highlighted different poems on announcements and in the library, and we created poems of our own too. What a great month!
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TLA Conference

The Texas Library Association conference was a great learning experience. I was able to meet influential literary figures like LeVar Burton, learn about new library trends like 3D printing and Google Cardboard, and make plans for the 2016-2017 school year.
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Book Club

The Ed White Book Club met to discuss their thoughts on the Lone Star Award-Winning book, Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson. Everyone enjoyed the great discussion and the snacks. Thanks to all of the librarians who loaned us their copy of Steelheart!
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Other Library Usage

During the past month, our White Library was also used for:

  • Individual and Whole Group Class Checkout
  • Accessing Google Classroom for our choir students
  • Tutoring and Small Group Instruction with City Year
  • Various meetings such as CIC meetings, faculty meetings, District Special Education Meeting, etc.
  • KINS enrichment and homework time
  • A safe place for our students to hang out before school, after school, and during lunch time
  • Girls Inc. meetings and activities
  • GT/Benchmark/STARR Testing

Coming Soon...

  • ALL BOOKS ARE DUE MAY 18th!!!!!
  • Makerspaces- With the arrival of new Makerspaces books, we will be holding more Makerspaces events throughout the month of May.
  • Book Club- For the month of May, Book Club members can choose any Lone Star Award-Winning book to read. On Friday, May 27th at 7:45, we will meet to compare books.
  • Book Fair- We will hold our second book fair of the year May 16th-May 20th. If you would like to shop online, visit http://tinyurl.com/whitebookfair.
  • More new books!!
  • More Library Lessons
  • Summer Reading Program- Need books to read over the summer? Come by the library to find out how you can check out books for the summer.