Everyone is currently having issues with logging into Overdrive/Sora for ebooks. We are looking into it and will let you know when it is resolved!
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Use WebPath Express to search educator-approved websites, then focus the results by grade-level and lexile! You do NOT need to be logged in to the library website to use, and it’s accessible by everyone…students, parents, teachers, etc. I’ve attached directions for you to try it out, and have so far shown grades 3-5 how to use it. Let me know if you would like me to come into any classrooms to work on this!
Need a quiet place to study? Need some books for winter break? Need a break from your family? The library will be open from 10:00-12:00 on Saturday.
The library will be a “quiet zone” for the next two weeks, with computers and phones to be used for educational purposes only and noisy conversations to be held elsewhere. The quiet zone begins Monday!
Doing research online and bummed because you can’t access a research paper without buying it? (Make sure you’ve looked in EBSCO first!) Worry no more! Install this Chrome extension to find legal, full-text PDFs of over 20 million research articles.
- Make sure every reference in your reference list is matched somewhere in your paper, either in sentence form or in-text citation. If it’s not in your paper, it shouldn’t be on your Reference List.
- The IB requires that you add the access date for all online references…you will need to do this manually! Here is an example:
Bratton, K. (2018, January 3). Where have all the flowers gone? Bayside High News, p. 4. Retrieved on August 23, 2018, from
Stop by the library with questions or see you Thursdays at our EE/PP Support Sessions!
Here are the logins and passwords for the various sites the school subscribes to that will be helpful in your research.
Here are the logins and passwords to the various sites we subscribe to. The only difference between this one and the version for students is they don’t have information on creating teacher accounts in TurnItIn and they don’t have the login information for The Economist magazine.
Thursday is the last day of the bookfair! Vendors will begin packing up their books after lunch on Thursday, so buy them before or during lunch!
8th graders will work with Jenny Wang, visiting artist, upstairs in the cafeteria during block 2 on Thursday, NOT in the LGR as originally scheduled. Please bring a drawing notebook (or regular notebook or paper), pencil, and eraser to the session, since you will be sketching.
8th graders: please bring a writing notebook and a pen or pencil with you to the LGR during Block 2 for your session with visiting author Simon Higgins on Tuesday.
Don’t forget to dress as your favorite book character on Friday! Please remember that the school dress code must still be followed.
Book Fair Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Book Exchange in the library all week.
Author signing on Friday in the library after the PYP Assembly.
Parents, teachers, and students of all ages! Come dressed as your favorite book character on Friday in support of Book Week! Please remember that the student dress code must still be followed.
On Friday, November 9, all students can come dressed as their favorite book character in celebration of Book Week! Please contact Mrs. Romero in the library with any questions.
Are you up for a challenge? How about trying to write a book in 30 days? You set your own goal…1,000 words? 10,000 words? Join us at NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), sign up, and use this classroom code to join the NIS Writing Lions: IYDATFDQ. Teachers, students, parents…who will accept the challenge?!?