Friday, October 5, 2012

What Can I Do With My Library Barcode?

Students in Halton are fortunate to have access to a multitude of online resources, many of which can be accessed at home.  This week Library barcodes were distributed to all of the students at Florence Meares.  The big question of the week was "What Can I Do With My Library Barcode?".  The answer is, access awesome online resources at home.  Some of the fantastic resources students can access at home include:

-HDSB audiobooks and ebooks
-Grolier Online (search 8 constantly updated encyclopedias)
-Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
-Kids Search (popular kids magazine database)
-Searchasaurus (kids online encyclopedia)
-Primary Search
-Canadian Reference Centre
-Canadian Student Research Centre
-Career Cruising
-History Reference Centre
-Science Reference Centre
-Literary Reference Centre
-Universalis (French encyclopedia)

Many of the above resources can be accessed through Elementary Internet Tools and the Information Databases page on the Halton District School Board Library Website.  Try one of the above resources today and see what you've been missing.

If you have any question, please send Mr. C an email.


We have had a wonderful first month back to school in the FM Library.  The books have been flying off the shelves.  It has been exciting to welcome all of our new Full Day Kindergarten students to the Library.  Our Grade JK to 4 students have weekly scheduled book exchange times. You can see your child's Library Book Exchange time listed on the FM Library Calendar.  Please ensure your child returns their library book on a weekly basis to ensure they can sign out a new book every week.  We have been going over a number of important Library routines including:

-the magic ruler (helps to keep books organized in the Library)
-the magic line
-the circulation desk & book drops
-parts of the Library
-how to care for our books

Library visits are an exciting time and we look forward to lots of books coming and going from our Library this school year.

Our Grade 5 to 8 students enjoyed a friendly game of Jeopardy on our SMART Board while learning about the parts of the Library and what G.A.P.S. is (Halton's Research Model).  Our Grade 5 to 8 students may visit the Library, to exchange their books, during periods 1 or 2 or during 1st Break.

Homework Club for Grade 6, 7, and 8 students has started once again.  During 1st Break, students come to the Library for a quiet place to finish their assignments.  Our 4 Library computers will be available to complete homework and assignments.  Mr. Cann will be available for help on Tuesdays, Mrs. Eggers will be available on Wednesdays and Ms. Cullen will be available on Thursdays.

Please send me an email if you have any questions.