Library Lowdown

April 2016

By The Numbers: A Look At Our Stats!

Our libraries are VERY busy places! Classes, story times, lessons, activities, book checkouts, shelving, and book repair! Thank you for supporting your library and library assistants! And a BIG THANK YOU for letting US support YOU!

Accelerated Reader Report

Accelerated Reader is a great way to document student reading practice. It is another piece of data to show how much students are reading. Click on the picture to see our AR Statistics.


eBook Spotlight: May

This month's eBook spotlight: Dino Baseball by Lisa Wheeler. Who will win this epic battle on the diamond...the meat eaters or the plant eaters? See the images below for more great BISD eBooks!

What a great way to model reading and demonstrate technology resources at the same time! There is a library of more than 1,900 books at your fingertips, and all you need to do is log in to the library catalog to access it! Our BISD eBook library has almost everything you need for your classroom or personal reading! Check out the suggestions below for some timely titles!

Click here for instructions on accessing these books.


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Need Nonfiction Reading?

Use of the Accelerated Reader Program is a GREAT way to monitor your students' use of nonfiction books and reading. Not only do you see what they have read, but you can print reports that show how many questions they answered correctly and what reading level the books are.

The district's databases are a GREAT way to interject both technology and nonfiction reading into your lessons and activities! Have a question? Please let us know!

Want more info? Click Here for our Research Tutorial Videos!

Click here to access your campus research databases!


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Mrs. Denise Kersten

Hi! I am the District Library Coordinator and Campus Library Supervisor. Please feel free to contact me or your campus library assistant if you ever have a question or need some help!