Library

Welcome back, Eagles!

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I am so excited to kick off a brand new school year! It will look a little different than in previous years, but we are taking appropriate measures to ensure our Eagle readers safely get great books in their hands. The year will begin with instruction on how to access our electronic resources utilizing student Chromebooks.

Melissa Johnson, Librarian
mjohnson@bhisd.net
281-576-2221, ext. 2888

Book Fair

 

Our ONLINE only book fair is scheduled for October and details will be sent home with students and will be added here.

 

 

 

 

Library Rules and Procedures

Be sure to check your student's backpack each Tuesday for communication from school to parents.

1. Students have a scheduled library visit with their Language Arts teacher.

2. Second and third-grade students may check out two books at a time. Fourth and fifth-graders are able to check out 3 books at a time since they are visiting the library every other week.

3. Books are due on the student's scheduled library day. If rechecking a book, students must have the book with them to recheck.

4. If a student is absent on his/her library day, books are rechecked for that student and will be due at their next scheduled library time.

5. While fines are not charged at the elementary level, students must be diligent in returning books in a timely manner. Books may be renewed 3 times before it must be returned for the next reader on the list to check out. Students returning all books each library visit will be permitted to check out the maximum number of books.

6. Accidents do happen....but lost or damaged books must be paid for so we can replace that copy. Students may check out only one book until fees are paid.

 

Library Catalog

Birthday Book Club

Join our Birthday Book Club!

Our Birthday Book Club is a great way that parents, grandparents, and friends may honor a special student on his/her birthday.

More information can be found on the Birthday Book Club form.

Birthday Book Club Form (PDF)

 

Reading Program

Barbers Hill Blue Eagle Reading Program

Last year's Blue Eagle Reading Program was a huge success! We had hundreds of students read at least one nominee and over 150 Eagle readers read 3 or more of the nominees earning the right to vote. Voting was done virtually in the spring due to distance learning, and we had great student participation. Twenty students read ALL 10 nominess -- congrats to them!

Ms. Johnson and Mrs. Schultz, ESS Librarian, spent the spring of 2020 reading and evaluating new releases to include on the third annual Blue Eagle Nominee list.  The Elementary School Librarians are excited about this year's 10 nominees! Students will be challenged to read at least 3 of the 10 choices to be eligible to vote for their favorite title at the end of the school year. Students reading all 10 of the nominees will be invited to a special party in the library at the end of the year.

Students will be given more information about the nominees during their library class instruction and a list of annotations will be sent home.

We look forward to continuing a NEW reading tradition! Take a sneak peak at the 2020-21 list of nominees!

Blue Eagle Annotated List 2020-21

 

2019-2020 Barbers Hill Elementary North Blue Eagle winner...

Two Dogs in a Trench Coat

Library Volunteers

There are many exciting activities planned for your child this year at Barbers Hill Elementary North's Library Media Center. To coordinate book fairs, author visits, incentives for the children, and other activities takes the cooperation of staff members and volunteers.

We invite everyone to take part in your child's reading by volunteering at our library.

Online Volunteer (Google Form)

 

Digital Resources

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Britannica School - Elementary 

Find articles, media, world atlas, learning games, geography explorer, learning zone, tour the USA, country comparisons, information on the animal kingdom and much more. Source citations available.

Gale: National Geographic Kids

Find ebooks, magazines, videos, and pictures for information on animals, the environments, history, peoples and cultures, places, science and technology and more. Source citations available.

EB_escolar

Britannica Escolar - Spanish. 

Find articles, media, world atlas, learning games, geography explorer, learning zone, tour the USA, country comparisons, information on the animal kingdom and much more. Source citations available.

Infobase: Learn360

New 6/15 - Find audio, video, images, articles, timelines, statistics, maps, science experiments and diagrams, and math.

EBSCO - k8collection

EBSCO - K-8 eBooks 

Download, print, and save thousands of eBooks.

ProQuest: SIRS Discoverer

Find articles, media, maps, current events, nonfiction eBooks, pro/con issues. Browse by subject or perform basic and advanced searches. Source citations available.

Gale: Kids Infobits

Find ebooks, magazines, newspaper articles, pictures, and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Source citations available.

Requires username and password. See your librarian!

 

Links

Accelerated Reader

Here are the great AR prizes your child will receive for the points earned from reading books and taking the tests.