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As our response to CoViD-19 closes H-B for the year, families can take comfort in knowing about these most helpful sections of our library web site:

  1. How to access e-books and audiobooks;
  2. How to access databases for great video content, encyclopedia articles, images and statistics and articles for learning
  3. Why database use extends learning and minimizes distraction;
  4. Library Information Literacy Lessons (and subject by subject database recommendations) that help High Schoolers and Middle Schoolers (See menu under Research Guides)
  5. Book Recommendation lists.
  6. Stop back to this page to see how our library can continue to support students and teachers during this interesting challenge. Under development:  “Ask the Librarian”      “Searching the Catalog”      Be well! – Maggie

March Book Madness is expanding during Virtual Schooling!  Keep voting through April at: March Book Madness!  Win prizes for your TA while you enjoy FANTASTIC books on the theme of “Brave and Bold.”  Vote in the international competition among 16 books.

Makerspace Challenge #1:  In the spirit of H-B’s beloved librarian-poet of many years, Judy Mayeux, I am posting a challenge for the makerspace where YOU ARE this week. colorful cards made from paper, feathers, wireFind some crafting supplies and make a few greeting or thank you cards. Use to express your gratitude to someone in our community who is helping: a grocery store worker, hospital employee, an AFAC volunteer, a school principal, a teacher trying distance learning instruction for the first time…. Get work address, if necessary, and snail mail it to them. Ideas:

  • use feathers, googly eyes, embroidery yarn, beads, thread, fabric, and any of these great tips here
  • share a favorite poem, quote from a book, or inspirational saying
  • take inspiration from mosaics to create a design or border
  • apply a style of calligraphy ; practice your penmanship
  • investigate Australian aboriginal art and use a cotton swab to apply its style and symbolism
  • recycle a piece of scrap paper to construct your own envelope
  • learn how to address a snail mail envelope

Share a photo of your creation with a Twitter reply to @hbwlibrary (Just don’t show any addresses there, right?) If you don’t have Twitter access, e-mail your result to Maggie at: margaret . carpenter @

Makerspace Challenge #2 has been posted here!    “We’re Growing!”

March POETRY Madness features 64 poets in competition, including H-B’s own Kathi Morrison-Taylor! Read details and vote!

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 2019-2020

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 March 29, 20 10:50PM