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To apply to your Summer Reading Assignments from your English teacher for rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders, use the links under “Collections” in the library catalog to access book descriptions and some e-content. Rising 11th graders who plan to take AP Literature will find two of their summer reading titles in Teen Book Cloud database, but contact the teacher of the course for details. Jennifer Goen (10th) Joshua Liebner (11th) and Catherine Frum will be the teachers.

Here’s how to check your library account for books you owe.

Even while your librarians are on break,  E-content remains available every day of the year!

Help Maggie buy the books you’ll need next year, including biographies for grade 8, National History Day in grade 9, and the Primary Sources Paper in grade 10 on a personalized interest. Use this link.

Check out the HBW News from Reina’s journalists! It’s fantastic!  Available with APS login.  Congratulations to our high schoolers for their first issue of the HS newspaper– available in print in the library.

Logo displaying newspaper and tie-dye lettering to say H-B Woodlawn's The News

Summer gives new opportunities to start Book Clubs! students who are planning to start their own book club or any other club at school next Fall can ask for the library’s notes and tips!  Rosie, our Activities Director will help you succeed!  Maggie can support you to use the Spread the Word link at the bottom of H-B’s home page to get your announcement on the PA system, on the scrolling announcements in the hallway and on the school’s social media. Visit her for help!

TAB enjoyed its ALL TAB field trip to see Pedro Martin! We finished the year with an ice cream sundae party and selected our Top Ten Picks for the year.  See which books won!

College Ready with Research Skills? Join our pilot project. Interested 9th graders can work with Liz and Maggie to “badge” students whose work demonstrates their advancing skill. Spreadsheet (make a copy and share it with L and M.) See Maggie to get involved.

Brownies n Books: Our final session of the year will be May 22. Sign up to lead or contribute to sessions for next fall on this schedule!
H-B's Nicola was state champion for scenario writing in the Future Problem Solving Scenario Writing competition, and Finn came in second. They are pictured.

Future Problem Solving Club: Congratulations to Nicola and Finn who came in first and second in the state-wide creative writing competition that centers upon evolving technology and global challenges. It is called Future Problem Solving. Details are at VAFPS. Join the club next fall, especially if you would enjoy a little research and possibly the dystopia genre! Maggie is the club’s sponsor. Creative writers can ask her for more information!

E-content (some of it) is changing locations this year!  See how H-B’s newest e-books and audio-books will appear in the SORA app which is on the list of APS Library Databases.

Showing a magazine cover from The New Yorker, image say, For Comics! For over 100 Magazines including The New Yorker, Use the SORA app at "APS Library Resources" databases list at Canvas.

Track a new goal this year with an individualized reading contract. Meet with Maggie for support. It’s a application of one of our Four Pillars: Self-Directed Learning.

A pile of brownies is pictured with text saying Brownies n Books. I blocks.

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.


Skills Focus:

Our Research Guides linked here 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 Science Fair and Science Expo projects, NHD, PSP, Capstone, Sociology and projects of all kinds.

Community Building:

9th Graders help the library build a “collection” in the library’s catalog of the favorite books. 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 2024-25: 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!

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!

A display of spine labels lists the following call numbers: 1) F-Alc, 2) B-Kin, 3) F-Kor QP, 4) E-Pet, 5 SC Kra, 6 973.6 - Law, 7) F-Daw-GN, 8 F-For-EB, B-Bus-AB, F-Dav SPA

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


Library Hours: 8:40 – 4:00.        Maggie Carpenter, Librarian    Carol Burger, Library Assistant

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) where Maggie and Carol serve, and APS’s Shriver Program (serving older students with special needs.) From our facility, you can check out books ranging across reading levels from pre-reading to advanced college level research.

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