Kistler Library (4th-8th)

Happy New Year from Kistler Library!  It’s the year of the Rooster according to the Chinese zodiac.

It’s 2017 and we encourage you to stop in and check out something new. On display is a collection of non-fiction hobby and activity books.  How about trying a new activity like yoga or mindfulness to start the new year on a positive note? Or, learn how to knit, crochet, cook, draw manga or do magic!

The 2017 Sequoyah Book Advisory Challenge is now underway with 4th and 5th Graders reading Sequoyah Books to see which advisory comes out on top.  Advisors are encouraged to read and add to their class totals!

Ms. Masullo is currently reading “Full of Beans” by Jennifer L. Holm.  This historical fiction novel is inspired by actual events.  Set in Key West, Florida during the depression era, it is told by a boy named Beans and his friends. The story has an “Our Gang” feel to the antics and relationships with adults which according to Beans are “all a bunch of liars”.   Beans is always looking for a way to earn some extra money to help his struggling family make ends meet including getting involved in some not so legal activities.  Read this book if you want to find out what happens to Beans and how he helps to turn the tide for their city during a rough time in history. Check it out in the MS library or on Overdrive.

REMINDER: Your Holland Hall  six digit ID number on your lunchcard may be used to gain remote access to the online databases and Overdrive.

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Printing your documents

PebbleGo: Beginning research tool for animals, science, biographies and social studies.

PebbleGoNext: Beginning research tool to explore the U.S. Regions or American Indian Culture Areas

Library: Includes magazines, newspapers, maps, books.

Credo Reference: in-depth subject encyclopedias and handbooks.

EBSCO Host: a large warehouse of databases

Sirs Issues Researcher: Article selections from media sources covering social, scientific, health, political, global issues.

American History Documents: Documents of varied history through speeches, historical accounts, memoirs, editorials.

Noodletools: All you need to know for research; your thesis statement, note cards, to do list, works cited. You can share your work with your teachers and other students.

Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture: The encyclopedia contains articles written by scholars in the field.

Student Research Center: Research by key word or topic to find best results.Sort results by source type:magazine, photos, flags.

Digital Vaults: The U.S. National Archives Experience offers primary source materials.

World Digital Library:This database has more than 7,000 primary source documents and images from around the world sponsored by the United Nations Educational and Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Culturegrams: This database offers up to date country reports written by experts of the country. It offers inside perspective on daily life and culture, backgrounds and interviews of the people.