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Check out library books during virtual school: how to.


book cover of STAMPED by Reynolds and Kendi

If you are enjoying ongoing discussions of STAMPED, this Book Discussion Guide is useful!

Next book clubs in our MS Team called “Meetings in the Library”:

Next office hours in our MS Team called “Meetings in the Library”:

  • Tuesdays in May Lunchtime audiobook instruction from Carol- learn how to get them and listen to great stories!
  • Monday, May 17:  2:30 – 3pm  (staff meeting was just called for 1 pm)
  • Wednesday May 19, I-Block:  2:20 – 2:50
  • Thursday, May 20: 11:30 – 12:45
  • Friday, May 21 I-block: 12:50 – 2:00
  • Questions? Need a different meeting time? Need access to the MEETINGS team?  E-mail  margaret. carpenter @  (no spaces) or use our “Ask H-B’s Librarian” form below.


Is a great book adventure what you need?

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

  1. How to access e-books and audiobooks.
  2. Join TAB!  It’s H-B’s Friday lunch book club for middle schoolers!


  3. Curbside Service to check out library books during virtual schooling.
  4. 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.
  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. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Use this short form to set a goal for your pleasure reading and get librarian support.
  12. How to access databases for great video content, encyclopedia articles, images and statistics and articles for learning.
  13. Why database use extends learning and minimizes distraction.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.


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 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.




H-B Woodlawn Library

🌱🌿😷Help weed the terraces, students @HBWProgram! Wednesday, 28 April '21, starting 3:45-- an outdoor Green Club event that can bring our virtual students onto campus. Fresh air! Bring water, sunscreen, a trowel, gardening gloves... More at HBW home page. #APSGreen @hbw_mike
Published April 26, 21 9:38AM