Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Read an eBook This Summer!

The library may be closed, but you can still check out ebooks.  Just grab your id card, look for the 14 digit number on the bottom, and head on over to OVERDRIVE.  Your pin is the last four digits of this 14 digit number.  You can watch a tutorial here.


https://anchorageak.libraryreserve.com/10/45/en/SignIn.htm?url=Default.htm

See you next fall!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Summer Reading at the Public Library

Our library may be closed for the summer, but there are three great programs for teens going on at the public library instead!  

First, if you want to volunteer at the library for four hours a week, they are looking for some reliable teen summer workers!  It's a great way to be involved in the community, meet new people, serve, and of course be around books!


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1YjnESYd6s2PJlVvz3vxlNCGmJvmpM5zZJtmfyt-YzZw/viewform?embedded=true

There is also a teen summer reading program that you can compete in right from the comfort of your own home.  Just sign up at this link, record all the books you read, and win fabulous prizes!


http://libguides.anchoragelibrary.org/teensrc

If you want a tutorial on how to create an account for the summer reading program, click here.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

New Spaces in the Library!

The library has been reorganized into three different sections:  

The non-fiction section or:

Students researching country information for a world geography project

The reference section or:
 
Students collaborate on a social studies project on the new library Chrome book computers
Students collaborating on a production of As You Like It

And the Fiction section or:

Students create a marble run at the construction table
Students create a wall at our construction table
Students figure out how to turn limes into a keyboard with a Makey Makey
A student creates a circuit to run a fan with the Snap Circuits kit
Students color during lunch in the create section
Students create blackout poetry during National Poetry Month
Ms. Ellinwood's art students use old library books to create sculptures
Students learn how to crochet at lunch.  On many mornings Ms. Day helps the novices.