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Thursday November 12, 2020

Although the JCMS Library isn't officially opened for circulation yet, it is almost back to "normal"! Thanks to the amazing staff who helped, we have unpacked and reshelved all of the books in our collection, over 15,000! If you haven't had a chance yet, please come in to see the updates!

Also, I am currently working on creating two new sections: 1. A vintage book section that includes books published prior to 1980 (actually, anything prior to 2000 is considered vintage but I don't think we're ready for that!), and 2. A grade and subject specific section that includes books related to grade-level projects and curriculum. Please contact me with any topics/genres you'd like to see included here!


Monday November 2, 2020

BOCES compiled a list of all the audiobooks available for simultaneous use through Sora: BT BOCES SLS Simultaneous Use Audiobooks. All of the titles on this list are available in Sora and are licensed for simultaneous use in our region. The books are divided into three categories: juvenile, young adult, and general adult. Elementary students can view and borrow juvenile titles; middle school students can view and borrow the young adult and juvenile titles; high school students can view and borrow books from all three categories. If you would like a general adult title made available to your students, please contact me.

You can access the Sora database on the "eBooks" page or by clicking here.


Tuesday October 27, 2020

I've posted some helpful resources for using BrainPOP's advanced features, courtesy of BOCES. You can find them under "Teacher Resources" or by clicking here.


Thursday October 1, 2020

Some publisher permissions have been extended for read alouds! See the complete document under "Teacher Resources" or by clicking here.