Library 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
Our mission is to meet the individual needs of each student at Essex High School, while fostering an environment of project-based, and student- centered learning. We strive to promote a culture of reading, learning, and collaboration,  while recognizing and embracing the cultural and socioeconomic diversity of our student body. We aim to teach our students better information seeking behavior, as well as provide them with necessary career/workplace readiness skills.
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Hours
8:15-3:30

Circulation Policies
*Rule of 3
-Limit of 3 books out at one time
-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 and library media specialist.
  • Zero Tolerance policy for cell phone use, unless library media specialist gives explicit permission.
  • Students testing in the library must follow EHS Code of Conduct guidelines.

Collection Development Policy
Book Request Form

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 Contact Information:
Mrs. Robin Eno
reno@essex.k12.va.us
(804) 443- 4301

Upcoming Events: 
EHS Fall Book Challenge! 
-Deadline to turn in journal entries and completed category sheet:
December 14th, 2017
-Our required number of books for the challenge has changed from 10 books to 5 books. Please get your journal and category sheets turned into Mrs. Eno once they have been completed.


Book Clubs have started at EHS! We will meet every Tuesday from 3:30-4:15 pm. This week's reading requirement is Chapters 18-22 of 'The Serpent King,' by Jeff Zentner.

*If you are interested in signing up to be part of a book club, please see Mrs. Eno in the Media Center, with your group of 3-4 individuals.

2018 EHS Book Fair!
February 5-9. We will be hosting a Scholastic book fair in the EHS library media center. This fair will feature books for students grades 8-12! Mrs. Eno is asking for volunteers to come and help out with the book fair. More information to come! Get Ready!!!

Reliable 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.
Dewey Browse - Websites are classified by Dewey Decimal Classification.
Library of Congress - The National Library, Ask a Librarian, Digital Collections
PBS Learning Media- This website offers free access to educational videos, interactive activities, and resources for teachers!

Social Studies Resources:
History- This website is sponsored by the 'History' organization
National Geographic- Sponsored by the National Geographic Organization
Discovery Education- You may obtain login information for this website from your teachers

English Resources:
Teen Reads -The Book Report Network
Book SpotBooks by genres, awards, bestsellers 
Guys ReadBooks guys like
Teen InkWritten by teens, classroom sets are in print in the library.
Poetry Out LoudNational Recitation Contest, poems and performances
Poetry FoundationSearch poems, poets, videos.

Math Resources:
Dr. Math 
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives 

Science  Resources:
Chemical Education Xchange 
National Science Digital Library 
Smithsonian Institution
Discovery Education

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

Cite Your Sources:  
Citation Machine- Free to use with ads

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 
PBS Learning Media


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

News:
ESPNSports
Rappahannock NewsLocal News
Times Dispatch- Regional News
NPR- National News
BBCfor world news

Additional Links and Resources:

Lifehack - 10 benefits to reading 

Virginia Department of Education 
Educurious 
Saylor.org
Study Guide Zone
Apex Learning 
Virtual Virginia 
PBS