April is School Library Month!

Activities & Events - Learning Commons @Tex Hill MS

ALL MONTH: SHELFIE Pics!

What's a Shelfie?


Discover & check out a book outside of your normal reading zone "hidden in plain sight" in the LC's Collection, or inside OverDrive.


Challenge yourself to read it and snap a SHELFIE of yourself with the book!


Share the picture on Instagram and include the hashtags: #texhill and #shelfie


Don't have Instagram? Then email the pic to Ms. Diaz: tdiaz4@neisd.net


Shelfie ULTRA:

Choose an ENTIRE SHELF and read it---snap a Shelfie for each title you read!


EACH SHELFIE enters your name into a DRAWING

for a FREE paperback book of your choice from the MAY BOOK FAIR!

ALL Month: Poetry Challenges - Developed by the L-CAT programming Team

Each day or so there will be a new poetry challenge offered by the L-CAT programming team...stay tuned by listening to the announcements and checking the LC's door for what's in store!

Poetry SLAM & Poem in Your Pocket (6th Gr. English) - DATE TBD

Stay tuned for more info. about our Poetry Slam & Poem in Your Pocket via 6th Grade English classes, later in the month!

Read an eBook on a NEXUS e-READER!

Did you know the LC now has Nexus e-Readers for checkout???


These devices are exclusively for downloading ebooks and audiobooks from OverDrive. The circulation period is 3 weeks---first come, first check out.


There is no technology parental permission form required; however, any loss or damage fees apply just as with lost or damaged books.


A student can check out up to 4 items from OverDrive at any given time...which means that a student could be reading 9 books at one time---5 print books from the LC and 4 digital books from OverDrive!


Please see this link for more details!

IDEA LAB Activities

4/8 - 29: Blackout Poetry!

Come by the Blackout Poetry Station to create your own

DIY Blackout Poetry from newspapers, magazines, and old discarded books!


Sign & post them to the LC's Poetry Window Gallery for passersby to enjoy!

Tuesday 4/12: Make Your Own FIESTA MEDAL!

Come design and make a Fiesta Medal for Tex Hill or the Learning Commons!


Any completed medal is eligible for the LC's Fiesta Medal Contest!


BRING: a clean jar lid of any size (metal or plastic). You can also bring any ribbon, glitter, or other decorative items to use on your medal!