Media Center

Welcome

I am so excited to be here at EHS and to work with each student on becoming a lifelong learner. Together we will work to understand new, and better methods for obtaining information, as well as learn how to use the many electronic resources available in the media center and throughout the school. We will also have resume writing workshops and interview training to help us prepare for our transition into exciting careers. There are exciting activities coming up in the Media Center so stay tuned for more information!

Library Media Center Mission

To meet the individual needs of all our students, and to help the students become life- long learners, through the use of project based and student- centered learning. We will integrate the Virginia Standards of Learning into our curriculum to provide students with all the academic and practical tools they need for success.

Hours

8:15-3:30

Loan Policies

Limit of 5 books per checkout

Three holds per student at one time

Loan period 3 weeks 

Library Policies 

  • Open Door policy- If I’m here, and the door is open, you’re welcome in the library!
  • Students visiting the library without their class must bring their green hallway pass signed by their teacher
  • Students must sign in at the circulation desk when using the library
  • Students may eat lunch in the library if permission is obtained by teacher

Parents

Keep checking back for new programs we will be implementing in the Media Center. Below are some resources for both students and parents:

Library Media Specialist

Mrs. Robin Eno

reno@essex.k12.va.us

(804) 443- 4301


Upcoming Events 

EHS Fall Book Challenge! (See Mrs. Eno to sign up)

Book Request Form 





Reliable Sites for Resources
Essex Public Library  Go to Teens, go to Academics. Place books on hold with your library card to have them delivered to our library on Friday.
FinditVA  Search books, newspapers, encyclopedias, multimedia.
Britannica  Research encyclopedia articles, see video clips.
Dewey Browse  Websites are classified by Dewey Decimal Classification.
Library of Congress  The National Library, Ask a Librarian, Digital Collections
FactCite (available until November 25)


                                
Social Studies Resources
History
National Geographic
National Archive and Records Administration 


English Resources
Teen Reads  The Book Report Network
Book Spot  Books by genres, awards, bestsellers 
Guys Read  Books guys like
Teen Ink  Written by teens, classroom sets are in print in the library.
Poetry Out Loud  National Recitation Contest, poems and performances
Poetry Foundation  Search poems, poets, videos.

Math Resources
Dr. Math 
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives 

Science  Resources
Chemical Education Xchange 
National Science Digital Library 
Smithsonian Institution

Fine Arts
K-12 Art Education Resources from the Walters Museum 
The Walters Art Museum 
Education from the Kennedy Center

Cite Your Sources  
EasyBib  Use the automated bibliography composer to help you cite your sources and keep your lists.

Resources for Teachers
Discovery Education
Teachers First
Education World
Big 6 Information and Technology Skills
Library of Congress  Ask a Librarian, Digital Collections, Interlibrary Loan
Ultimate Guide To History Resources
Scholastic
Globaloria 

EHS Library Catalog
Destiny Catalog Search

Standards of Learning (SOL) & Testing
SOL Resources  Practice items, online writing, released tests to study, standards and curriculum framework.

News
ESPN  for sports
Rappahannock News  for local news
Times Dispatch  for regional news
NPR  for national news
BBC  for world news

Additional Links and Resources
Lifehack - 10 benefits to reading 
Virginia Department of Education 
Educurious 
Easybib
Saylor.org
Study Guide Zone
Apex Learning 
Virtual Virginia 
PBS