SRC Update

May 2015

Dates to Know

  • Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, Get Caught Reading Month, National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, National Bike Month
  • May Day (May 1)
  • Be Kind to Animals Week (May 3-9)
  • Children's Book Week (May 4-10)
  • Cinco de Mayo (May 5)
  • Mother's Day (May 10)
  • Limerick Day (May 12)
  • National Headband Week (May 24-30)
  • Memorial Day (May 25)
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OverDue or Lost Books?

It is getting to be that time of year when I will need the library books returned briefly (even for renewal) to inventory them. For accounting purposes, the SRC needs to know how many books and DVDs are actually available to our school community. For that reason, I need to physically see and account for each book each year.

If you fear that you have lost a book, please look for it now and turn it in to the SRC. All library materials not accounted for by the end of the month will be deemed lost.

What does this mean for you? Turn in or renew all of your current library checkouts by the end of May. Students have been made aware of the need to return and/or renew their books as well. Please provide them with a reminder; unlike faculty, students are charged for lost items.

New Books!

Get Caught Reading!

Please send Mrs. Weaver your "shelfies"! Share photos of you in your home library. Also, beware of the SRC reading patrol - they are still looking for Prairie readers. You might be next!

Apps for Cataloguing your Personal or Classroom Library

Did you ever want to better organize your books at home or find a way to keep track of which student has checked out which book? Here are some apps available to help. They all have different features (i.e., ISBN scanning, photos, tracking), so read the description before you purchase and choose the one that best fits your needs. I have tried a few but do not have a favorite yet. Let me know if you have a cataloguing app to recommend.

Libib - free

iBookshelf - $1.99

Ex-Libris - $1.99

Book Crawler - $1.99

Home Library OS - $2.99

iCollectBooks Pro - $2.99

My Library - $3.99

Book Tracker - $9.99

Delicious Library 3 - $9.99

Bookpedia - $18.99

SRC Summer Hours and Book Clubs - details coming soon!

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SYNC - available through your OverDrive App

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for young adults. Starting again May 7th 2015, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week - a current young adult title along with a thematically paired classic or required summer reading title. Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at
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