Glenview Library Letter

March 7, 2014

Limitless Libraries

The last day for LL Delivery before intersession/Spring Break is Wednesday, March 12. MNPS Delivery may still deliver bags during the two weeks off, but those items will be dated as if they are arriving at schools on March 31. Regular delivery will resume on Monday, March 31.

Last call for book requests!

I just found out that there is a little bit left in the library budget for this year! Please let me know if there are any titles, authors, or subjects you would like to see added to the collection.

HMH Think Central - Journeys

Think Central is the online resource that accompanies the Journeys reading series. I recently went to a training to learn more about Think Central. The district is wanting librarians to be the resource for it at each school.

Think Central website:

Select “Tennessee”, “Metro Nashville….” and your school and enter your credentials.

Please go ahead and try logging in before Spring Break and take a look around. Your username should already have been emailed to you, but if you don't have it just let me know and I can look it up. In most cases the username is the first letter of your first name, and then your last name. Passwords are simply "Password" unless you have already logged in and changed it.

Check out for more information.

Click on this link to view a tutorial on how to set up your class in Think Central.

Let me know if you need any help or have questions!

The Dewey Club

Congratulations to the first two members of the Dewey Club! They are pictured below, along with a drawing of Mr. Dewey himself.

Please tell your class about the Dewey Club. Any interested students can pick up a booklet any time they come to the library to check out books.

Faculty Lending Library

With Spring Break coming up, I just wanted to remind everyone about the Lending Library for teachers and staff. If you need something new to read over the break, come and check it out!

Here is the original message from the beginning of the year:

"If we want to promote a strong foundation in literacy for our students, we need to be readers ourselves, right? Welcome to the Faculty Lending Library!

Finished your current novel? Need a new book to read? Take a book from our Lending Library! Have a book you no longer want or need? Didn't like a particular title? Donate it to our Library... someone else might enjoy it!

This will operate as an informal lending library for FUN reading. This is separate from our Professional Collection housed in the Library Conference Room. Any books - novels, nonfiction, profession, fun - are welcome. Anyone who works at Glenview is invited to check back often. Take a book anytime you need one, leave a book when you no longer want it. You can borrow a book and return the same one, or if you really liked it, keep it and return a different one you have!

No check out is needed, and no system will be used to keep track of books other than the honor system. The books will be housed in the upper cabinets in the library office/workroom. Enjoy!"

Reading Bingo

Reading Bingo folders and information will be in your mailbox on Monday. Please tell your students about it!

Accelerated Reader Website

Here is the link to our Accelerated Reader (AR) website:

Wonderful Website: 47 Alternatives to Using YouTube from Free Tech for Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers is a great blog written by Richard Byrne. This post lists many alternatives to YouTube, along with a short description. This is a helpful resource if you are looking for a short video or clip to illustrate an idea for your visual learners.

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Quote of the Week

"Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple."

Dr. Seuss

Glenview Library Resources... more than just books!

Items available for teachers:

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

-some new books were added recently....check them out!

Cart with class set of net books to check out for use in your classroom

Playaways (audiobooks)-- on Playaway display rack

Big Books-- located in the Library Office/Workroom

DVDs and VHS-- located in the Library Office/Workroom

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.