What Can Your Library Do?

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What Can Your Library Do?

  1. 1. Arlington Public LibraryJenny Manca, Librarian
  2. 2. Why Do You Need To Know About the Library?• Books…and more!• Graphic Novels, Movies, Anime• Homework Help• STAAR Test Help• Classes and Programs during school year• Summer Reading Club during summer• Website and Blog
  3. 3. No Library Card?• You can use the public library with your Student ID!• AISD students can: – Access our databases from home – Download eBooks and eAudiobooks – Check out 2 books at a time with your ID – Put books on hold – Expand your privileges by bringing your parent to a public library and getting a teen library card
  4. 4. AISD Student ID Setup• Set up your password at www.arlingtonlibrary.org• 7-12th graders may check out books but not audiovisual
  5. 5. Databases
  6. 6. BrainFuse• Free, online tutoring program for math and science• Get help from tutors• Create flashcards• Prep for tests• Meet a friend in a virtual study room
  7. 7. Mango• Online language learning• Get help on languages like Spanish, German and French• ESL – 15 courses available to help English language learners
  8. 8. World Book• World Book Encyclopedia• World Book Discover – for reluctant readers• Great for homework and writing papers!
  9. 9. Encyclopedia Britannica• Easy Search• Primary Sources• E-Books• Graphics• Maps• Videos• Great for homework and papers.• Great for images, maps, etc.
  10. 10. Overdrive• Download eBooks and eAudiobooks• Good on Kindle, Nook, iPhone, Android phone, and more
  11. 11. Learning Express• Middle School – STAAR 8th Grade test prep – Math, reading, social studies and writing improvement courses
  12. 12. Teen Services &Youth Technology Centers
  13. 13. The Studio @ George W. Hawkes Central Library For teens 13-18 interested in creative writing and music creation. The Lab @ East Arlington Branch LibraryFor teens and tweens interested in Engineering, Robotics, and Design. Teen Zone @ Northeast Branch Library A safe, after-school place focused on mentoring for teens in grades 7-12.
  14. 14. Programs and Classes• Japan Otaku Day (once a month)• Creative Writing Club (every 2nd and 4th Thursday)• Chess Club at Southwest (1st and 3rd Thursday)• Mindstorm Robot classes• Teen Volunteer Corps – Work it! (February 19)• Love Bites! (February 14)
  15. 15. Finding Your Own Voice – Poetry Workshop for Junior High• Join Mike Guinn for a 6 week poetry and performance workshop.• Learn the basics of poetry writing and SLAM.• Play games, do writing exercises, and improve your poetic style.• 6-week free course• Registration online is required
  16. 16. Teen Website and Ninja Blog
  17. 17. Teen Summer Reading ClubReading Logs & Prize Pack Tickets!
  18. 18. Summer Reading Club Prize Packs for TeensBack to School Dude, Where’s My Prize Pack? Hunger Games
  19. 19. What Will You Checkout?

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