Monday, September 15, 2014

Books of the Week, Sept 15

Elementary -- Frankenstein adapted by Dotti Enderle, orginal by Mary Shelley

Middle School -- A Field Guide to Monsters: Googly-eyed Wart Floppers, Shadow-casters, Toe-eaters, and Other Creatures by Johan Olander

High School -- Monsters Caught on Film: Amazing Evidence of Lake Monsters, Bigfoot and Other Strange Beasts by Melvyn Willin

Friday, September 12, 2014

Update on Ebooks and Digital Audiobooks

Big changes have happened over the summer with our digital audiobooks. In previous years our digital audiobooks have been hosted through Catalist. Well, Catalist is no more. All our audiobooks have been moved over onto our FollettShelf, where our ebooks already are.

WOOT WOOT! Everything has been made easier!

There are two ways to access our ebooks or our digital audiobooks at any of the schools.

1.     Use a computer -- Using any computer (or device) with a browser (like Safari, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, etc) you can access the FollettShelf through Destiny.

2.     Use the BryteWave app on your mobile device -- You can install the BryteWave app on any Android or Apple device to access the FollettShelf.
iTunes App Store                   Google Play Store

You can use the guest login or your personal Destiny login in order to access the FollettShelf and read the ebooks or listen to the digital audiobooks. Both logins are available at the library desk.

Help Videos!!! -- There are help videos on this page: http://www.scc.k12.wi.us/faculty/aolson/destiny_help.cfm

Monday, September 8, 2014

Books of the Week, Sept 8

Elementary -- Wisconsin Badgers by Marty Gitlin

Middle School -- 4th Down and Inches: Concussions and Football's Make-or-Break Moment by Carla McClafferty

High School -- League of Denial by Mark Fainaru-Wada

**Find them at your library!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Books of the Week, Aug 25

Elementary - Mom, It's My First Day of Kindergarten! by Hyewon Yum

Middle School - The Fashion Disaster That Changed My Life by Lauren Myracle 

High School - The Darlings Are Forever by Melissa Kantor

Monday, August 11, 2014

Book of the Week

How to Survive Middle School by Donna Gephart
When eleven-year-old David Greenberg's best friend makes the start of middleschool even worse than he feared it could be, David becomes friends with Penny, who shares his love of television shows and posts one of their skits on YouTube, making them wildly popular--online, at least.


Monday, June 2, 2014

Library Land in Hiatus for Summer 2014

As the end of the school year approaches, we here in library land need to go into hiatus. We have been collecting books since May 23rd to get everything back, but some things are still out. If you or your student receives a notice this week, please try to return the book. If the book cannot be found, please pay the amount listed to the building office.

Another thing to know: Just because the physical school library is in hiatus doesn't mean the digital school library is. Our ebooks, digital audio books, and online resources can be used throughout the summer. Just email me at aolson[@]scc.k12.wi.us if you need login information. The public library is also an awesome resource during the summer months with tons of great children's programs happening.

** A quick note about ebooks and Catalist audio -- Follett Shelf (where our ebooks are housed) and Catalist (where our digital audio books are housed) will be merging this summer. Because of this there may be times when the systems are not fully functional. Also after July 30, the Catalist website and app will be defunct. All ebooks and digital audio books will be accessible through Follett Shelf or the new BryteWave app (replacing the Follett Enlight app and the Catalist app). I'll be talking about this with all the kiddos in the fall!

Thanks so much for everything and DFTBA!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Summer Reading Challenge

Summer vacation is nearly upon us, but that doesn't mean we should stop reading! To help you keep your reading skills up-to-par, the library is running a summer reading challenge for elementary and middle school students. A special bingo card has been created for each building and students are challenged to read for a bingo or to black-out their card.

Students will receive a letter and a bingo card in the next week or so, but if you'd like a copy you can find more information at the links below.

Elementary Letter and Bingo Card

Middle School Letter and Bingo Card

Elementary Library Page (will be available June 2) -- Contains helpful links for completing your bingo card

Middle School Library Page -- Contains helpful links for completing your bingo card

We are super excited to see how much reading SCC students can do over the summer. Good luck!