Tuesday, October 22, 2013

This Week in The Library@HHS October 14-18, 2013

We celebrated Teen Read Week in The Library@HHS this week, ending the week with a visit from the OverDrive Digital Bookmobile. Bailey, Don & Luke with OverDrive were a delight!  I look forward to seeing Bailey again at AASL in November.

Because their were only 12 time slots available for a school of almost 3000 students, The Library@HHS held a contest to determine what lucky classes would get to visit the OverDrive Bookmobile.

We also ordered new ebooks in anticipation of the OverDrive Digital Bookmobile visit.

The day was an incredible success!   Almost all of our new ebooks were checked out as well as a large number of other ebooks.  The event really helped to solidify the highly important role of the library in a 1:1 school.

The Library@HHS is also lucky to have a very supportive administration.  All administrators at school came out to tour the OverDrive Digital Bookmobile as well as Melody Greene, our Assistant Superintendent.

Below is a slideshow of some of the classes who were able to visit the OverDrive Digital Bookmobile.

In addition to our Teen Read Week activities we also continued with our Personal Shopping, this time for Mr. Colfield's 1st and 7th period classes.  Personal Shopping is where the students fill out an index card detailing their favorite book(s), TV shows, Movies and what hobbies they pursue in their leisure time.  Using this information we try to match the student to at least three books that we think best matches their personality.  It's a lot of fun for us to brainstorm and exciting for the students to see what books we have selected.  If we haven't successfully matched a student to a book, we work with that student individually to find a more suitable match.

Much, much, much more went on in The Library@HHS this week.  Below is a picture of our calendar from this week.

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