Return books by June 7, please, so we can provide summer checkouts.
Volunteers welcomed to lead book and essay discussions on the following titles used to discuss impact of racism. Contact Maggie in the library or Cady, Class of ’23 if interested!
If you are enjoying ongoing discussions of STAMPED, this Book Discussion Guide is useful!
Next office hours in our MS Team called “Meetings in the Library”:
- Monday, June 7: 1:00 – 1:45. (Maggie is going to Equity Team meeting afterwards!)
- Tuesdays in May Lunchtime audiobook instruction from Carol- learn how to get them and listen to great stories!
- Thursday, June 10: 11:30 – 12:45
- Questions? Need a different meeting time? Need access to the MEETINGS team? E-mail margaret. carpenter @ apsva.us (no spaces) or use our “Ask H-B’s Librarian” form below.
Virtual learning opportunities at our web site:
- How to access e-books and audiobooks.
- Join TAB! It’s H-B’s Friday lunch book club for middle schoolers!
- Curbside Service to check out library books during virtual schooling.
- Makerspace Challenges from APS Librarians. See challenges related to H-B’s Green Club competition to make a ur-tensil, making stationery and snail-mailing, making a time-lapse journal, growing things, an “edible book challenge,” and lots more.
- Ask H-B’s Librarian.
- Teacher Workshop: Designed to teach about database resources (copyrighted videos, encyclopedia and journal articles, images, primary sources) and how to provide links to them in your Canvas course.
- Our Parent Page.
- H-B Library’s Twitter Feed @hbwlibrary connects our community to Virtual Schooling resources, community building efforts, and resources for addressing information literacy development.
- Fighting Racism: Contact Maggie if you would like to lead or participate in a book club discussion on any title listed in the library’s “Collections” that explore racism and black lives: Non-fiction, Fiction for H-B’s youngest readers, Fiction for older readers on the theme of race relations.
- Maggie’s supporting student leaders to create new reading clubs. Read together once or on a schedule for a few times this year. See support.
- Use this short form to set a goal for your pleasure reading and get librarian support.
- How to access databases for great video content, encyclopedia articles, images and statistics and articles for learning.
- Why database use extends learning and minimizes distraction.
- Library Information Literacy Lessons (and subject by subject database recommendations) that help High Schoolers and Middle Schoolers (See menu under Research Guides). Need help? Make an appointment for office hours.
- Book Recommendation lists.
Our library at The Heights Building provides materials to students from two programs now: H-B Woodlawn and the Shriver Program. Our gorgeous new library has several learning spaces for instruction in information literacy skills as well as the enjoyment of pleasure reading. We are hub for students to connect for book clubs like our Middle School TAB and others.
It won’t take long for you to see where books are shelved in our new library. Does this map help?
Can you guess where each call number is shelved? Hint: look at the top and the bottom of each spine label that appears in the picture below!
Great news for students in AP courses! Have you tried it yet? J-STOR is an “archive” of millions of journal articles and historical pamphlets for primary source research. It archives only PEER-REVIEWED resources. Tips for fast searching.
Log in to the catalog with the link at left to check if you have any overdue books. Use the catalog to access e-books in our Mackin and Follett collections. See books available from all of our APS libraries and arrange an inter-library loan.
Suggest a book that you want us to purchase for our collection: link.
Search the PUBLIC library’s collection: http://library.arlingtonva.us
TAB: High Schoolers meet at 5 pm the first Tuesday evening each month with Central Library staff. Middle Schoolers meet almost every Friday for lunch with H-B’s library staff. See details.
Library Hours: (Closed during Pandemic) Maggie Carpenter, Librarian Carol Burger, Library Assistant
Personal Reading Goal for 2020-2021
If you would like support from the library to reach a personal goal for your reading, record it here.