Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Highland to Offer Summer Checkout to Students

For the first time this year, interested students are invited to check out books from the Highland Library collection to read over the summer.

There are many studies that have explored the impact of summer reading on students. Students at Highland read regularly throughout the school year, and we want to remove any material obstacles to keep students reading over the summer.

Each participating student can check out up to ten books for the summer. Books will be due back to the library during the first week of school in the fall.

The expectation is that students will take good care of the items taken for summer break. Students will be responsible for the cost to replace any lost or damaged materials, much like they are for items checked out during the school year.

Students and an a parent, simply need to fill out this Summer Checkout Agreement and return to the Learning Center. Books for summer reading can be selected from Thursday, 5/28, and Wednesday, 6/3. Please consider participating!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Maker Monday

The April Maker Monday is coming up non Monday, 4/13.
Students have made some great things at our maker activities the last several months! Maker Monday is open from 8:15 - 8:45 and 3:40 - 4:30. Any interested students can drop in and make stuff! Many of our projects repurpose old books.

Spring Book Fair

The Highland Spring Book Fair is just around the corner.
The book fair will be held in the Learning Center from 4/13 - 4/17 during the school day. Students will have a chance to visit the book fair during their class visits to the library.

On Wednesday, 4/15, the Highland Open House will run from 7 - 8:30, and the book fair will be open during that event. Participating teachers will have wish lists of desired items for their classrooms posted.

Scholastic now has an online component for the book fair. If you are interested in browsing for titles or doing some online shopping, the link to the fair is - http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/highlandmiddleschool2

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Learning About eBooks Available Through the Highland LC

Highland is part of a project called eRead Illinois which allows our students and staff members to
Mrs. Kaiser helps a student learn about eBook options
access many eBooks and check them out.

This week in the Learning Center, we have an information station set up to help students get started with accessing this library of virtual reading (and soon listening) materials. Students can get content to load on their own devices - eReaders and tablets.

Information about eRead Illinois and other eBooks available to members of the Highland community is available here.