Friday, October 28, 2011

Search This Blog!

You can now search this blog! Scroll down on the left-hand side and type in your search term. Brought to you by Google Custom Search.

Monday, October 24, 2011

New Online Databases!

In order to use our online databases from home, you need a username and password. Stop by the library to get a handout.

Britannica’s Image Quest – Easy access to more than two million rights-cleared
images from one convenient site!

Learning Literature (Proquest) – Offers a comprehensive literary resource for original, full-text works, 3,000 author biographies, and contemporary criticisms in one integrated source covering 600 years of literature.
Literary Reference Center Plus (EBSCO) – Includes full text plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, articles/essays of literary criticism, author biographies, literary journals, book reviews, and contemporary poems, classic and contemporary
short stories, author interviews, classic texts and much more.

ProQuest PQ Central K12 – The largest journal collection delivering millions of articles from more than 4,600 full-text scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers. Includes ProQuest AP Science – A comprehensive collection of more than 500 magazines and journals designed to support advance placement and college-prep level science studies.

Soundzabound Music Library – We have 5 new soundtracks: background, sports, production, animal and scary sounds that are royalty free, copyright compliant, audio files. These can be use as background music for your podcasts, videos, PowerPoint, and any other forms of multimedia.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Picture It @ your library

Be part of Teen Read Week 2011! Join us for Picture It @ your library, October 16-22. Pick up graphic novels, art books, photography guides, fantasy titles and more. Stop by today and find something that inspires you, just for the fun of it! Click here for a PSA from Josh Robert Thompson, voice of Geoff Petersen on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

Brought to you by YALSA.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Dittos to Digital

ATTENTION TEACHERS: Do you have dittos that you want to convert to a Microsoft Word document or SMART Notebook? Now you can. It’s easy! ABBYY FineReader is OCR software for text recognition, which turns scans and digital photographs into searchable and editable documents. We now have this software on the 2 library computers attached to our scanners. Come on in and we will show you how to use it!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Have you seen me in the library?

QR codes are coming to Mepham Library! On the left is an image of a QR code. SCAN IT with a QR code reader and see where it takes you!

So what is a QR code? QR is an abbreviation for quick response, and it is a new technology sweeping the world. Just ask Japan. You might already have seen the familiar black square popping up on billboards, magazine ads, websites, business cards and even t-shirts!

We are even using it here in your school library. On some of our books you will notice they have a QR code attached to the front cover. A QR code allows you to connect to, and gain information from the online world by scanning the black box image with your smart phone, iphone or ipad equipped with a QR code reader app. When you scan the QR code on one of our books, it will take you to a book trailer. This will help you with your decision when choosing a book. Stop by your school library and try out this new technology with our QR books on display.

Prepared and Written by Michele Rudzewick

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Read for the Record

Join us on October 6, 2011 for Jumpstart's Read for the Record- a national campaign to close the early education achievement gap by setting a reading world record. More than two million people will read Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney, including the seniors in Senior Experience and Participation in Government. In honor of this event and the service learning efforts of the seniors, we have been granted a faculty dress down day for Thursday October 6th. Please wear red to show your support and instead of the typical $5, we are collecting children's books for ages 5-8 (Grades K-4). Donation bins will be set up in the main office.Thanks for your support!

Monday, October 3, 2011

We Have eBooks! Yay!

eBooks have arrived. When you go to the Mepham High School Library Website, click on the “Follett eBooks” icon in the upper left hand side. Students, faculty and staff can log in using the same username and password that you use to log in to our school computers. Guests can log in using the username: mepham and password: mepham. Once you are logged in, you can click on a title and view the book online. You can then “check out” the book. The eBook will automatically return itself to the eShelf in 2 weeks. Our new titles include a few books from the summer reading list and some of the classics.

These are the eBook titles we have so far:
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Color of Water by James McBride
Complete Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen
Crucible by Arthur Miller
Feed by M. T. Anderson
Green Angel by Alice Hoffman
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
The Pearl by John Steinbeck
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson