Welcome to the SLMS Library
WHOLE CLASS VISITS: Your teacher may sign up to bring the entire class for reasons such as research, book selection, or SSR.
SIGN OUT: If you need to leave the library to go to your locker, the bathroom, or the office, please sign out on the clipboard.
COMPUTERIZED SYSTEM: We use Destiny to search for and check out books. Due to social distancing recommendations, we are using a system that allows you to check out your own books. It is very helpful if you bring your student ID card but it is not required. Instead, you will need to provide us with your student ID number.
LOAN PERIODS: You may have a total of 3 items out at a time. Books and other materials may be borrowed for 2 weeks and renewed as needed (as long as no one else has them on reserve).
RESERVE: If the material you need is checked out, reserve it in Destiny or let us know and we will reserve it for you.
LOST MATERIALS: You are responsible for all materials that are checked out to you. Please do not check books out for your friends because YOU will be held accountable for them. Notify us as soon as possible if an item has been misplaced so we can be on the lookout for it.
BEHAVIOR: Courteous and considerate behavior is expected of all students using the library. Anyone causing a disturbance will be asked to leave. When you leave the library, please leave it ready for the next group: tables clean, chairs pushed in, paper picked up. Treat materials carefully and return items on time.
BOOK DROPS: We have 2 book drops for your convenience, one to the left of the main doors and one at the circulation desk. Please place all returned materials (except fragile electronic devices like Kindles, laptops, and cameras) in one of these book drops.
FUN STUFF: This year we have the following equipment available for students: 18 Kindles, 10 flash drives, 140 Playaways (mp3 books/players), video cameras, and digital cameras. A signed permission form must be on file in order to borrow these items. We also sell headphones for $1.00!
PHOTOCOPIER: We have a photocopier in the library for your convenience. This copier is for research only and you must be given permission to use it.
RESOURCES: Since we are participating members of ACCESS PA, we can borrow materials from other libraries in the state. We can request research materials, but not pleasure reading books. Please let Mrs. Robbins know if you have a need for this service.
ONLINE TOOLS: The library media center provides access to the following online tools: Destiny Quest, Access PA, Access Power (31 state-provided online tools), eLibrary, SIRS, NoodleTools, World Book Online, Overdrive, Flipster, and Gale Virtual Reference Library (nonfiction ebooks).
NEW TITLES: If you have any book suggestions for new print, Kindle, or Overdrive titles, please fill out a “Material Request Form” at the circulation desk or on Mrs. Robbins’ website.
SORA (OVERDRIVE): You now have the ability to read library purchased eBooks on your laptop, eReader, phone, tablet, or computer. See Mrs. Robbins’ website for more information.
MAKERSPACE: We have created a cool exploration space in the library called a MakerSpace. This innovative room allows you to program, build, explore, create, code, invent, craft and problem solve without assignments or grades. Sign up for Mrs. Robbins’ activity, attend a PEAK session, or try out a MakerSpace Monday lunch.
PAGES & PIZZA: Pages & Pizza is an opportunity for students to share their love of books while enjoying pizza. What could be better? Students participating in this PEAK activity are asked to share a 1-2 minute book talk about a book they have recently read and would recommend to others. Stay tuned to the morning announcements for more information.
FLIPSTER: We are now providing digital access to magazines via Flipster. You can access these magazines in school and outside of school. See Mrs. Robbins’ website for more information.