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Library Media Center

Heather Loy, MLIS
hloy @aiken.k12.sc.us
(803) 564 - 1102

Cindy Waller, Media Clerk
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"There's no use going to school unless your final destination is the library." - Ray Bradbury
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March Madness Week Final Voting!







Mackinvia is one of the providers of our school's ebook collections.  See Ms. Loy for instructions on how you can access your account.
DISCUS is South Carolina's Virtual Library!
Here you will "find thousands of magazines, newspapers, and reference books
available 24/7 online!

Use NoveList to find the order of a series; other books by a favorite author; other books with similar themes to your favorite author/topics; or browse suggested lists.



















Discussion Topics
Blog Entry Wagener Salley High: Summer Reading Posted: Monday, May 5 at 9:52 AM Discuss
Slideshow Wagener Salley High: Teen Read Week 2013 Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Discuss
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Announcements
April Report
Realized I never posted April's Report!  Here it is!
Free Audiobooks!
SYNC Audiobook giveaways this summer starting today (May 15th) with a 2 new audiobooks every Thursday!

From the website:



SYNC is a program that gives away two complete audiobook downloads–a current Young Adult title paired thematically with a Classic or Required Summer Reading title–each week to listeners ages 13+ while SYNC is in session each summer.

Titles are delivered through the OverDrive Media Console.  You can prepare for the program by downloading the software to your desktop and whichever device you anticipate listening on.

SYNC is dedicated to introducing the listening experience to the young adult audience and demonstrates that Required Reading can be completed by listening.

SYNC gives away 2 FREE audiobook downloads every week each summer. In 2014, 26 titles will be given away over 13 weeks starting May 15th.

Why?

SYNC audiobook titles are given away in thematic pairs. Young Adult focused titles are partnered with classics, required reading titles and other thematically appropriate Young Adult tiles to encourage literacy and listening in young people across the country.

Who?

SYNC is sponsored by AudioFile Magazine and titles are delivered through OverDrive Media Console.

How?

Simply sign-up to get notifications of when the FREE audiobook downloads are available.  You can receive alerts by text message, email newsletter, or by simply following the SYNC blog.

Please Note: Signing up for these alerts will not send you the titles.  The alerts will simply tell you when and where the title is available to download.

Download Details
• Downloads are in MP3 format, hosted by OverDrive, and are Mac and Windows compatible.
• Downloads will operate through OverDrive’s Media Console.
• Most listening devices are supported.
• Each SYNC audiobook will be available for download for a period of 7 days (only).
• Titles, once downloaded, are yours to keep.


Weekly Schedule Listing: http://www.audiobooksync.com/sync-schedule/

Week One (May 15-21) Download Page:  http://www.audiobooksync.com/free-sync-downloads/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=20140515SyncWk1

March Madness Results
The voting is in and the winner is.....

Beautiful Creatures series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl!
  • We had 62 students participate in the voiting.
  • We had 12 students complete a bracket predictions form.  However, no one accurately predicted the winner!
  • We had 24 students come to our end of the event luncheon.
Thank you to all who participated in the March Madness promotion.


Saturday School Resources

Learning Express Library (see Ms. Loy for username & password)
http://scdiscus.org/sites/default/lel/auth/discus
A Powerpoint to help explain the Learning Express Library and resrouces for the SAT, ACT and other college exams can be found here!

Register with them to create an account.  Once you do, you can take practice tests for all kinds of things: SAT, ACT, AP exams, etc.  There are also other centers and tests you can take in career fields and college prep (math, English) that can help you, too!

SCOIS (see Ms. Loy for username & password)
https://sccis.intocareers.org/materials/portal/home.html

You can create your own portfolio to store your data by clicking the create my portfolio link.   Take assessments to see what career options might be best fits for you.  Explore colleges and career information.

Collegeboard – SAT Practice
http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/

See question of the day and take free practice test questions.  The site also provides some tips for taking the exam.

Mapping Your Future
http://mappingyourfuture.org

Similar to SCOIS, this website is a "one stop site for students and parents with information on financial strategies, career options and college planning."

Free Rice
http://freerice.com/#/english-vocabulary/1541

Test your vocabulary and help feed the world at the same time.  Don’t spend TOO much time here.  You really need to work on practice SAT!!  The more you get right, the harder the words you’ll get!

WSHS Guidance Page
http://guidance.wshs.acps.schoolfusion.us

Visit the links on the right hand side of the page.  They have provided a list of links that you will find useful: 

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Easybib.com
The library has purchased an Easybib.com subscription.  This will allow our students a more streamlined research process.  They can now house their bibliography (works cited), notecards, outline, and link to their Google Docs paper all in one location. 

Students who have not already created an account through their English classes may see Ms. Loy for an instruction sheet on how to sign up with our coupon code to receive the upgraded pro account.
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