The Library @PHS

August 2019


If you have not stopped in the media center to see the new renovations, please take a couple of minutes to do so. (Pictures do not do it justice. See how it all fits together) We have new carpet, collaborative seating, lounge seating, charging stations, iMac bar w/new stools, display/bar seating, outdoor size chess and checkers sets, and a new circulation desk. All of this was made possible by Mr. Woods and some money he received from the county. THANKS AGAIN!
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Resource of the Month

"Gale: Vocations and Career Collections"---Provides access to journals and magazines that aid users in researching a vocation, finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career. The database offers hundreds of current and applicable periodicals, from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.
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National Book Lovers Day-August 9

August 9 was "National Book Lovers Day". This day is used to show your love of reading and to let people know your favorite book. Check out some our Staffulty's favorite reads.


The media center has a new green screen. This could be used to make a classroom project more fun and interesting. If you have a project coming up, stop by and chat with us on how to incorporate it into what you are doing.


Please answer our survey below. Answers will be in next month's newsletter.

Media Center Events 2019-2020

The Breakfast Club-Student book club

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

Marueen Johnson-Truly Devious

Melissa Albert-The Hazel Wood

Jason Reynolds-Long Way Down

Courtney Summers-Sadie

Mary H.K. Choi-Emergency Contact

Kristin Cashore-Graceling

Next meeting will be September 12 @7:30 A.M. in the Media Center.

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.
These are the books we are reading--

  • The Clock Dance - Anne Tyler
  • All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
  • All the Missing Girls - Miranda Megan
  • Winter Garden - Kristen Hannah
  • The Baker's Secret - Stephen P. Kiernan
  • Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens
  • The Great Alone - Kristen Hannah
  • The Flight Attendant - Chris Bohjalian
  • The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas
  • Behind Closed Doors - B.A. Paris
  • The Silent Patient - Alex Michaelides
  • Along the Infinite Sea - Beatriz Williams

Meeting Dates
Tues, Aug. 20 All the Missing Girls (Portland Pizza and Pub)
Mon, Sept. 16 Winter Garden (after dinner in the Library…this is Parent Conference night)
Thurs, Oct. 17 The Baker's Secret (Chef's Market in Goodlettsville)
Thurs, Nov 21 Where the Crawdads Sing (Top Hog in Gallatin)
Fri, Dec 20 The Great Alone (Janet Grogan's home…this is the half day before Christmas)
Thurs, Jan 16 The Flight Attendant (Brewster's in Portland)
Thurs, Feb 20 The Hate U Give (El Potrero in Franklin, KY)
Thurs, Mar 26 Behind Closed Doors (Chaney's Dairy Barn in Franklin, KY)
Thurs, Apr 30 The Silent Patient (Awedaddy's in Gallatin)
Fri, May 24 Along the Infinite Sea (Milo's Cafe…this is the 2-hour last day)
Sometime in June McKay's Book Store trip

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

August Displays


The library has makerspace items anyone can use. We have the following items:

  • Dot and Dash robots w/accessories (robotics)
  • Cubelets (robotics)
  • Items for Circuits
  • K'nex
  • 3-D printer
  • Keva planks-wooden blocks for creating original works of art or cleverly designed contraptions


Susan and I are here to help you. We would be glad to help with research, the use of the technology in the library and lab, or to help your students check out books. If you want to do a project that is different, give us the idea and we will help you plan. We are willing to come to your PLCs to show you what is available in the library for your subject area.