Library

Mrs. Taylor
Mrs. Taylor is our school Library Media Specialist. She has been working in the Library at Joe Henderson for many years and remains committed to inspiring children to have a love for reading. She creates opportunities for students to expand their knowledge and use of the library.

DISTRICT LIBRARY MISSION STATEMENT
The school library media center is the heart of the school's information access network. It provides students and staff with resources which enhance curriculum, promote literacy, and assist students in developing critical thinking skills within and beyond the library walls. In the spirit of inquiry, students use our library information center to read for pleasure, to conduct research and to continue their quest as life-long learners.

BIRTHDAY BOOK CLUB
The Joe Henderson school library is continuing our Birthday Book Club. Due to the rising publishing costs and limited budgets, the Birthday Book Club has been a successful way of expanding our library collection while providing quality reading material for our students.

Here is how it works:

  1. This Program is voluntary.
  2. If you choose to participate in this program, you or your child can choose a book from a selection of new books in our birthday book corner. The Library Technician will enter the title and price of the book on a form and send the form home with the student. If you decide to donate the book, send back the completed form with a check for the cost of the book. This book will be donated to the library in celebration of your child?s birthday.
  3. The money generated from these donations will be used to replenish our supply of birthday books.
  4. The book will be prepared for library use and your child will be the first student allowed to check out the book. A special book plate will be placed in the book. A birthday bookmark will be presented to your child during the class library visit closest to his/her birthday. A picture of your student will be put on our ?Birthday Book Bulletin Board?. At the end of the school year your child?s picture will be permanently placed in the birthday book.
  5. Summer birthdays can be celebrated at the beginning or the end of the school year.
  6. Books should be purchased 2-4 weeks before the birthday to allow the Library Technician to process the book.
LINKS

Destiny Login
Login to your library account and see what items you have checked out and take a look at our ebooks on Follett Shelf

Guys Read
A web-based literacy program for boys founded by author and First National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature Jon Scieszka. Our mission is to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers.

A source for readers of horror fiction to find another book to read

The Screen Actors Guild Foundation records well-known actors reading children’s books and makes graphically dynamic videos so that children around the world can be read to with just the click of a Storyline Online video book image.

Accelerated Reader

Check a book for an A.R. Quiz, level, and points