Library Updates: May 2015
The library has been an exciting hub of activity for Capital City as teachers and students work through senior expeditions, portfolio projects, PARCC testing, and more. Here’s a little glimpse of what the library has focused on lately:
End of Year Deadlines
The end of the year is quickly approaching! With that in mind, here are some important dates and deadlines regarding the end of student and teacher checkout:
- May 18th-22nd: Last week of student checkout.
- Friday, May 29th: All student books due.
- Friday, June 12th: All teacher books due.
- Wednesday, June 17th: All tech items due.
If you are a student who checked out a book room book (perhaps for a high school class) and haven’t brought it back, please do so! If you can’t find it, check in with one of the librarians to arrange service, paying a fine, or replacing the book. Not having books returned impacts the library’s ability to buy new books and it also impacts students’ ability to check out books! If you’re a teacher with book room books checked out, please track those down from students and bring them back ASAP. Thank you!
Technology and Library in the Lower School
We’re always looking for projects that foster literacy and creative technology integration in the library. In the lower school, library and technology classes have moved towards projects like the 2nd grade green paper project. 2nd grade students have been reading books – and ebooks! – about sustainability and being green. Earlier in the year, students designed green sheets with suggestions on how to practice sustainable living in everyday tasks. Over the past few weeks, students are now producing videos using the iPad app Puppet Pals to explain more green living tips. 4th grade students have used the Puppet Pals app to create book recommendation videos.
In the high school, students are settling down from the fantastic National History Day competition (where Capital City performed tremendously well, thanks to their hard work and the efforts of high school faculty). Students are now turning to the library for research support for 10th grade portfolio projects, as well as the final push for senior expeditions.
The lower school, middle school, and high school libraries all have an abundance of new books! Here are some highlights of the many new books we’ve got. If you’d like to check any of these out, come to the library and ask a librarian for help in finding the book! The call numbers and item pages are provided below for your reference.
If you’re a comic book fan, you might want to try…
Spider-Man Character Encyclopedia by Daniel Wallace