Silver Lake Learning Commons News

Notes from the Librarian

Did you know?

Silver Lake library has over 14,000 print books and access to over 10,000 ebooks.

You can always make suggestions for books to be added to the collection.

Every student and teacher has access to MackinVia ebooks and databases using his/her network login and password.

This same login works for Brytewave ebooks.

You can search for books in the library using http://destiny.gcisd.net. You can even log in and make lists of books you check out every year. It is your district login and password.

Students come to the library every week. Students who are able to perform self checkout are welcome to come additional times throughout the week whenever they need to switch out books or just want to relax in the learning commons. They are also welcome to come in small groups to work on projects!

Lessons on Popplet, Destiny, citation, plagiarism, search engines, author's purpose, de Bono's thinking hats, multiple meaning words, and the moral of the story have been going on in the learning commons lately. Please see your friendly librarian to schedule a co-teaching lesson or unit with her!
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Quinny and Hopper Wins!

The early chapter book, Quinny and Hopper, was voted the favorite 2015-2016 Texas Bluebonnet Award book by our Silver Lake Shooting Stars. It is a great read aloud for all ages! The Misadventures of Salem Hyde, The Vanishing Coin, Always Abigail, and Mountain Dog also received top vote numbers!

Free Books from KPMG and First Books

Our school was chosen to receive free books from KPMG and firstbooks.org!! Our tentative date for delivery is February 16th in the morning. Because of the snowstorm in the Northeast, we may have to push back the date. Stay tuned for more information! The books below are possible titles your students may get!!

Clubs return to the Learning Commons!

Beginning this month, the learning commons will host two after school clubs - Drama and Cheer! Yoga Club was in the library last semester!