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This Month:

9th Grade/ HS National History Day Project: Research Guide  <– skills and resources.

Lunar New Year! – Explore books that develop readers’ understanding of Asian culture.

Preparing for Black History Month – student leaders can stop by the library to get support from Maggie with excellent book lists and the opportunity to spotlight books during Brownies n Books sessions.

Our schedule for Brownies -n- Books and information about joining a reading group provide great community building and service opportunities.  What will you lead?  Need ideas?  The schedule models diverse ways to share your voice, passions and library resources during I-Blocks.

March Book Madness – elimination rounds run throughout March!  So the time to read is now! Come see our display and check out the YA books and middle grade books in competition and be ready to vote!

Join Middle School TAB and Talk About Books. Fridays at Lunch. We Talk about books and organize events with authors. Visual shows book covers of about 9 of this year's TAB books.

Mark Calendars: High School TAB meets monthly!  Middle School TAB is underway!

See Jennifer Goen to join a once monthly book club featuring titles that are “Not the Classics.” Parents are welcome to participate and some sessions are on Zoom.

Help Maggie create a “Making Bread” session!  It’s a year-long series of Career Building Book/ Resource Discussions. Our library has abundant resources for career preparation, including these books. Will your career develop in the field of Health? STEM? Art? Construction? Film-making? Education? Business? As a student leader or participant, you could ask for an I-Block book discussion of your choice in our series called, “Making Bread.”  Yep. Fresh bread and butter will be served to discussion participants. Contact Maggie-the-Librarian to help build out this program for I-blocks based on our Brownies and Books model.

Improve your reading skill and habit with an individualized reading contract. Meet with Maggie for support.

Skills Focus:

Our Research Guides linked under “Research” support specific research projects assigned at HBW. Use them to develop skills targeted for Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers. Explore the menu there to find the databases recommended for art, fashion, history, science and more!

Report to Maggie your research topic/question to get additional support and recommended resources. Meet with Maggie afterward for support. Using your APS Google login… High Schoolers use this form for NHD, PSP, Capstone, Sociology and Science Fair projects of all kinds.

Community Building:

9th Graders are helping the library build a “collection” in the library’s catalog of the favorite books read for QIRA. Suggest a title to Maggie to be added since it will help other readers discover great YA fiction.

Suggest a book that you want us to purchase for our collection: link.

Personal Reading Goal for 2022-2023: If you would like support from the library to reach a personal goal for your reading, you can record it at (or login to APS Google and access the Personalized Reading Goal Google Form.)  Consult individualized reading contract for some great ideas to stretch yourself through self-directed learning!

Log in to the catalog with the link at left to check if you have any overdue books (image here shows how.)  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.

Support for Starting a Club:  Start a reading group with resources here.

Two Programs:  Our library at The Heights Building provides materials to students from two programs:  H-B Woodlawn (grades 6-12 as well as adult English Language Learners) and APS’s Shriver Program (serving older students with special needs.) Our book collection ranges across reading levels from pre-reading to advanced college level research. Our gorgeous new library has several learning spaces for instruction in information literacy skills as well as the enjoyment of pleasure reading.

It won’t take long for you to see where books are shelved in our library.  Does this map help?

Map of HBW and Shriver Library with colors depicting sublocations of various formats of books including yellow for fiction, green for nonfiction, brown for biographies, red for picture books, purple for graphic novels, orange for quick picks and blue for Spanish.
Heights Library Sublocations. Look for color coding at the tops of the shelves as you browse.

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!

Library Call #s

Learn more about call numbers and their related locations in the library


FebFest “Escape the Library” Survey (Google login required)

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