What's New in the Library

We have moved to the Destiny Library Management System hosted by the Northwest Regional Educational Service District. Destiny brings library, textbook, and instructional media together. This is offered on a single shared server, with easy browser access and shared student data. What that means for our community is access to our library from virtually anywhere. Not only can you access books that are in our collection but you can also go to Destiny Quest and WebPath Express which is a web-based subscription purchased from Follett Corporation, consisting of 60,000 plus web sites appropriate for levels K-12. These sites are continously vetted for objectivity, accuracy, authority and currency by Follett. This is a great resource for both our teachers and students. The 2nd-8th grade students will be trained on how to use Destiny when they come down to Library this Fall. There is a link to Destiny on the Library Overview page.

We continue to receive EBSCO Host through OSLIS. The EBSCO database is a valuable resource and is especially helpful once students are doing research reports in class. This database provides access to over 11,000 periodicals with the full text of articles, along with more reference books, maps, and other information resources in electronic format. These EBSCO databases will only be available through OSLIS. (Oregon School Library Information System). The OSLIS website address is www.oslis.k12.or.us. Grades 3rd-8th are shown how to use this database during their Library time.

Here is the  2018/2019 list for our Arcdicesan Battle of the Books.  Please note the books with a * will be read during Book Club during the school year so 4th/5th grade students interested in competing in the Battle of the Books should read selections without the * during the summer.

 6th to 8th Grade Division

Absolutely Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick

Avenging the Owl by Melissa Hart

The Body in the Woods by April Henry

Cryptid Hunters by Roland Smith

Doll Bones by Holly Black

The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi

Ghost by Jason Reynolds

I Will Always Write Back by Caitlin Alifirenka & Martin Ganda

The Luck Uglies by Paul Durham

Restart by Gordon Korman

Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney

Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson

The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

3rd to 5th Grade Division

*Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

Hana’s Suitcase by Karen Levine

*The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy

*In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph Marshall III

The Infinity Year of Avalon James by Dana Middleton

Nightbird by Alice Hoffman

Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures by Jackson Pearce & Maggie Stiefvater

*Real Friends by Shannon Hale

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

Ugly by Robert Hoge

*Waylon! One Awesome Thing by Sara Pennypacker

*When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin

A Whole New Ballgame by Phil Bildner

*The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

*Wish by Barbara O’Connor