Newsletter: The Library Ledger
Literacy Week 2015!
During our second annual Literacy Week, held on March 17th-20th, the library will have the pleasure of hosting three authors/illustrators who will speak with both English and Art classes about the writing and drawing process. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions following each authors' presentation. The visiting authors are Matt Phelan, Michael Griffo, and Bill Lowenburg. Their books can be found in the library; check one out today! Thank you to the Saucon Valley Foundation for Educational Innovation for providing the funding for this exciting event and thank you to Wegmans and Giant for providing refreshement for our visiting authors!
Literacy Week Poster
Information Literacy for Lifelong Learners
The goal of the high school library is to assist students in becoming information literate citizens who think creatively, develop an interest in learning, and use information skillfully. The library teacher strives to help students confidently answer their own questions and research their interests using the information available to them to make educated decisions as they become responsible members of society.
The library is open each school day from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM. In addition to a collection of 16,000 carefully selected volumes and audio/visual matierals, students may access online databases, periodical indexes, ebooks, and photo archives. The library teacher provides instruction in research skills, search strategy, Internet use, copyright issues, and format for citing sources and writing papers. The promotion of recreational reading is also a large part of the library and students will find many current, relevant and award-winning fictional works that include prose novels, verse, and graphic novels.
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Please see Ms. Ziemba Sams's webpage for more information about the clubs she advises (Reading Team and Environmental Club) and for information about the Library Orientation and Intro to Research lessons.