Genre Shelving in the Library
After a lot
of consideration and conversation, Mrs. Wells decided to reformat the
layout of the library. Instead of using a traditional order of A-Z with
books sorted by author and title, we have taken one step further and
started sorting by genre. What does this mean? All books are not
sorted alphabetically in a specific area. We have all the fantasy books
together, magic books together, werewolf books together, etc. It may
be a little confusing at the beginning, but, as we move into this, we
think you will appreciate it better. We have developed a map of the
space identifying the label you are looking for as well as providing
book ends that carry the label. Come in, look for a genre you like and
start skimming through it. We will help you however you need us to.
The card cataog is also identifying the location of books. Mrs. Wells
is working on a white paper for you to explain how to use the new and
improved media center. There are also signs all over the library with
some sample books that fall into the different catagories. Don't be
afraid to ask us. We will do whatever we can to help.
Box Tops for EducationHamilton
media centers have joined forces to collect Box Tops to increase our
money to spend in the libraries. Everything collected will be split
50/50. The HS/JH Media Center WILL accept box tops in place of fines.
There are collection bins in both libraries as well as both the K-12 and
Central Office. If
you have digital boxtops to submit, you can do so by clicking the
graphic. When you get to the site, you will be asked to create an
account which you can use for all of your submissions. There are often
contests and prize programs available as well. We appreciate all of
Want to check out an iPad??? Before you do, there are a few simple procedures that need to be followed by everyone.
1. iPads are a priviledge. You are expected to keep them clean and well
kept. Do not return an iPad covered in food and sticky stuff.
2. iPads are to be checked out at the end of the day and returned first
thing the following morning. They will NOT be checked out the day
prior to an extended vacation.
3. iPads are first come first serve. We do have a waiting list, you
can send us an email and request to be added. We currently have 25
iPads to check out. All apps are closed daily and any game being played
will get lost. Teachers and classes get first priority. If a class is
going to use the iPad, none will be circulate.
4. Fines do accumulate if the iPad is not returned by a certain time
each day. If you have a fine, you will not be permitted to check out an
iPad until that fine is paid in full.
5. If you forgot your nobi, you will not be permitted to check out an iPad.
6. If you are using an iPad as a means to read an ebook on the kindle
app, please make arrangements with Mrs. Wells in advance and your
deadline will be extended a few days.
7. You are expected to come to the library and physically renew the iPad or do it via the card catalog on the computer.