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This Month:

TAB’s announced its TOP TEN PICKS!

TAB's Top Ten Picks of 2021-2022 are shown with book covers for Carry me home by Janet Fox Freedom Swimmer by Wal Chim Hollow Chest by Brita Sandstrom Linked by Gordon Korman Long Lost by Jacqueline West Luck of the Titanic by Stacey Lee Shape of Thunder by Jasmine Warga Room to Dream by Kelly Yang Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim Vacancy by K.R. Alexander

See schedule and share your ideas to lead a Brownies -n- Books session or join a reading groupUsing I-blocks in May, the schedule shows upcoming opportunities to lead and share in book discussions related to Asian and Pacific Islander experiences, Mythology, True Crime, and Authors we know.

Join the GEOGRAPHY challenge. This week’s map to study from Settera is Asia. Visit the library’s leader board and see if Ryan, Evelyn, Owen or Katie can be beat!

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!

Start Research with a Reference Article – more.

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

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 SOWH, PSP, Capstone, Sociology.

Community Building:

Join TAB Meetings, starting this month!  It’s H-B’s Friday lunch book club for middle schoolers! High Schoolers do TAB, too, at Central Library 2nd Tuesday each month. Join for good eats AND reads!

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

Personal Reading Goal for 2021-2022: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.)

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.

Support for Starting a Club:  Drop in to conference with Maggie if you’d like quick advice on resources and steps to forming a new club (such as joining HIVE.) Then propose your club at Town Meeting for a vote.  Anime Club has started Monday I-blocks, so connect with Megan, grade 10!  You can also 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?

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



Library Hours: 9:15 – 4:10.        Maggie Carpenter, Librarian    Carol Burger, Library Assistant




H-B Woodlawn Library

Inspiring memoir: MIND AND MATTER GREAT football and math book/audiobook by a Penn State athlete who endured Penn's toughest episode. A humbly told story of persistent skill building around talents of many kinds.
Published May 20, 22 4:30PM

H-B Woodlawn Library

TAB selected its TOP TEN PICKS in (truly!) our best year ever! Sixth graders Ryan, Amelia, Evelyn, Katie, Anna, Laurel led MANY OTHERS to read avidly & share enthusiasm for books @HBWProgram. THANKS for collaboration w/ Andrea of @ArlingtonVALib for this award-winning program!
Published May 14, 22 7:32PM