Thursday, September 29th, 2016
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WELCOME TO THE LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER

DESTINY LIBRARY CATALOG


LIBRARY MATERIALS AND RESOURCES

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In order to support the curriculum and provide for individual research and enrichment, our library collection encompasses a wide variety of resources. Our inventory includes approximately 9,000 print volumes (fiction, non-fiction, and reference), 30 periodical titles (magazines and newspapers), nearly 1,000 audiovisual items (videotapes, DVDs, audiotapes), Internet access and eleven electronic resource databases. Digital magazines, newspapers, and e-books are available for student use via their Chromebook. All library digital resources are available remotely with a user name and password for home access. Please see the attachement for those user names and passwords.


CIRCULATION AND OVERDUE POLICY

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Regular library books (fiction and non-fiction) may be checked out for two weeks and may be renewed for an additional two weeks, provided these books have not been requested for use by another student or teacher. Current magazines and newspapers are available for use in the library, but cannot be checked out.

AlphaSmarts (portable word processors) are available for overnight checkout by students with a signed parental permission form on file.

There are no fines charged on books, however students with items over 2 weeks overdue may be placed on lunch detention. Students must reimburse the library for the cost of any lost or damaged materials. Individual overdue notices will be sent to students via classroom teachers. However, failure to receive an overdue notice does not excuse the student from returning books.

All library materials are due approximately 1 week before the last day of school. If students have outstanding library items, they may not be eligible for end-of-year celebrations such as field day and the 8th grade field trip.


LIBRARY STAFF AND HOURS


 Mrs. Leah Gregory

Library Media Specialist

gregoryl@msd19.org

618-566-2305

Library Hours

Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 3:15 pm 


BOOK TRAILERS



FLIPSTER DIGITAL MAGAZINES



GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY


Click here to access Mascoutah Middle School's Virtual Library of Reference Books!

From home you will need the user ID and Password, found on the library access sheet in the Library's Google Classroom, or linked above in the Library Materials and Resources.


READING COUNTS


Click the above link to take a Reading Counts quiz!

You must be inside the MMS building to use Reading Counts!


RESEARCH DATABASES


Do you need to find an a newspaper, magazine, or journal article about a specific topic? Do you need an encyclopedia article about an animal, a person, or a place?

One of these many research databases will be able to help youl Click the images below to be taken to the database of your choice. Remember that you will need the user name and passwords (found on the attachment in the Library Resources box) to access these from home!

   

Encyclopedia Britannica is a great first step for research about people, places and things. Basic research about animals, science terms, and theories can be done here, too.

 

WorldBook Online is another great encyclopedia for basic research about people, places, and things, animals, and scientific theories and terms.

 

Culturegrams is for your Geography and Social Studies projects. The U.S. States and Countries of the World are given in-depth treatment here. The information includes facts such as population, dates of independence, current leaders, and culture, plus much more.

 

SIRS Discoverer is a great source of basic magazine articles about various topics, esepcially current events. SIRS Discoverer articles are targeted for middle school and below, so the articles are easy to read.

 

The Student Resource Center Jr. has access to dozens of magazines, newspapers and journals. These articles range from very basic to very complicated, so choose carefully. The Resource Center also has information from dozens of specialized encyclopedias, so if you are researching an endangered animal, or a famous person, try this one.

EBSCO Host offers the student research center, which is a database giving access to magazine and journal articles, which range from simple to complex. Also hosted here is Novelist - a great database for people who love to read! Look up book topics, reviews, and recommendations here. You can also access Flipster Digital Magazines via Ebsco Host.


NOODLETOOLS


Click on the link below to be taken to Noodletools, our subscription based citation tool! The first time you sign up with NoodleTools, you must be INSIDE the MMS building to get your free user name and password. After that, you can access it from anywhere!