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TABTopTen1920Welcome! High fives if you are READING for pleasure!

As we develop virtual learning opportunities, families can explore these most helpful sections of our library web site:

  1. How to access e-books and audiobooks.
  2. ARLINGTON Public Library’s Summer Reading Program
  3. Returning library books
  4. Makerspace Challenges from APS Librarians: posted each Monday of Virtual School. 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.
  5. Ask H-B’s Librarian.
  6. 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.
  7. Our Parent Page.
  8. H-B Library’s Twitter Feed @hbwlibrary connects our community to Virtual Schooling resources, community building efforts, and resources for addressing information literacy development.
  9. Rising 6th graders:  Plan to join TAB our Book Club!
  10. 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.
  11. Older readers (staff, high school students):  Contact Maggie if interested in doing a book club discussion on Edith Wharton’s House of Mirth (1905) for Sept. 8 or later. Get a copy and start this delicious (somewhat escapist) reading by one of America’s greatest authors. Setting: NYC during America’s Gilded Age and Progressive Era. Great enhancement for students of American History and American Lit. Themes: societal norms, status, money, values, female empowerment, risk taking. Fans of Jane Austen’s work will be delighted.
  12. Use this short form to set a goal for your pleasure reading and get librarian support.
  13. We offer Virtual Office Hours – 3:15 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays by using a Canvas Course called “Meet in H-B’s Library.” Request your appointment and invitation into that “course” by using Contact Maggie.
  14. How to access databases for great video content, encyclopedia articles, images and statistics and articles for learning.
  15. Why database use extends learning and minimizes distraction.
  16. 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.
  17. 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. What’s new: check out the left hand menu because the library catalog is improved making it easier to find audiobooks and e-books. Databases are now accessed through Canvas, so use our tips for applying the correct apps. You’ll have questions, so just ask Maggie and Carol.

Take a look at the new interface for the library’s catalog.  Use your internet browser (Safari, Chrome or Mozilla Firefox) to open it and search for books using the link on the library’s web page menu.

The graphic displays the appearance of the new catalog called Destiny Discover so that students can see the search box at top and book covers in three rows: Audiobooks, E-books, and newest books.

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

Sublocations that correspond to library call numbers are labeled to show order of books on shelves.
Heights Library Sublocations

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


J-Stor logo

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.

Our Research Guides linked under “Research” at this web page support specific research projects assigned at HBW. Use them to develop skills targeted for Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers.

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:

TAB:  High Schoolers meet at 5 pm the first Tuesday evening each month at the Central Library.  Middle Schoolers meet almost every Friday for lunch in the library.  See details.

Library Hours: 9:10 – 4:15          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.

Maggie’s SMART GOAL SURVEY, 2019-2020:

Click here to take the BRIEF survey

or type this URL into your browser: 



H-B Woodlawn Library

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Published July 07, 20 8:36AM

H-B Woodlawn Library

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Published July 07, 20 8:26AM