Thursday, January 23, 2014

Library News

News from the Woodbrook Media Center
The week of January 27-31, students in grades 4 and 5 will be shown how to access downloadable books for FREE from the Carmel Clay Public Library (CCPL) during their Media special. In the event of a snow delay or cancellation, the session will be rescheduled for a future day.
A CCPL librarian will be onsite for the lesson as CCS media specialists have worked in conjunction with CCPL staff to provide suggestions and topics regarding resources that support curriculum and standards in Carmel. There is an option in Overdrive (used to access the downloadable books) that allows patrons to determine an approximate reading level for the titles listed.
Students can bring the following to be ready for Media the week of January 27-31:
1. CCPL library card if possible – However, students will still learn how to download books without one
a. If your child already has one or can use a parent’s library card, great! Just send the card or the library card number to school with your child.
b. If your child does not already have his/her own card, you can sign up for one. Go directly to CCPL to get a card if you want it in time for the class. Throughout the year, students have been able to pick up applications from Mrs. K. in the Media Center but there isn’t time to obtain a card this way.
2. Personal Communication Device – if your student has one that you want them to bring*
a. List of Devices compatible with the OverDrive system used by CCPL and directions on how to download the app can be found here:
b. The app is not necessary for the lesson, but you may go ahead and download it to the device. The OverDrive app gives access to more downloadable books including audio books. IF you choose to install the Overdrive app, you will be prompted to set up an Adobe ID (you need to use an email and password for use in the checkout process).
*Students who do not bring devices WILL still be able to do the activity on the computers provided. In agreement with CCS Policy #7542 and Woodbrook Elementary policies [See page 21 of the Woodbrook Handbook located here: ] mobile devices, e-readers, etc., can be brought to school if the parent grants permission and the student assumes responsibility. Your child’s teacher may elect to allow mobile devices in their classrooms; however sending a device is at the parent’s discretion.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kleinschmidt at . Also feel free to stop by or call Carmel Clay Public Library at 844-3363.
Happy Reading,
Mrs. Kleinschmidt
Media Specialist

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