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Tuesday September 20, 2022

NEW PROCEDURE The JCMS library has created and shared a calendar to schedule library events and bookings! If you would like to schedule a time to use the library space and services, please call the circulation desk. Some examples of things to book the library for are:

  • Bringing in whole classes to checkout books

  • Receive assistance for book or resource selections

  • Testing

  • Group work

  • Meetings

We are asking staff to view the calendar before sending up students outside of Academic Support or call the circulation desk. This will prevent overcrowding and confusion, particularly when whole classes are booked. Please call with any questions.

Thank you to everyone, again, for working together to ensure all students have equal access to the library and its services!

Friday September 16, 2022

NEW PROCEDURE Beginning this year the JCMS library procedure for sending students to the library during Academic Support will be as follows:

  1. For Book Checkouts

A. Staff with an Academic Support class may send up two students at a time to check out books

B. Students must possess a pass to the library or permission via phone call

C. Students will sign in when entering the library and sign out when leaving the library

  1. To Remain in the Library

A. Staff with an Academic Support class may send up a maximum of two students on their given day (see below) to remain in the library for the duration of Academic Support

i. 6th and 7th grade: odd days

ii. 8th grade: even days

iii. Students may be sent back to class if the library is too full and asked to return at a later time

B. Entry will be on a first come first serve basis

i. More than two students may be allowed if space permits; call the Circulation Desk (x1290/x1291) for requests

ii. Students may be sent back to class if the library is too full

C. Students must possess a pass to the library or permission via phone call

D. Students will sign in when entering the library and sign out when leaving the library

This is a living document and may be modified as the year progresses and other school procedures change. Thank you to everyone for working together to ensure all students have equal access to the library and its services! Please call with any questions😄

Thursday September 8, 2022

WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL! Mrs. Shelton and Miss Lobdell can't wait to see everyone again and meet our new students and staff!

As we continue to reorganize and prepare the library and its collection, the library will be closed for patron use from 9/8-9/16. This means:

  • No book checkouts

  • No students during academic support (students may come in for work/a break either with a staff member or with a pass)

  • No students during lunch

Mrs. Shelton and Miss Lobdell are still available for any help with books, resources, library space, etc. and any library books may be returned at the circulation desk.

Additionally, new procedures are in the works for use of the library and its resources. That information will be posted here on the website and sent out to staff.

Please note: Mrs. Shelton will have classes in the library classroom during 3rd and 5th period. There will also be classes held during 6th, 7th, and 8th period by Mr. Springer.

We look forward to opening completely on 9/19. Have a great first day everyone!!

Tuesday April 5, 2022

Congratulations to the bracket winners!!

Nevaeh C. (7th)

Johnny M. (7th)

Mikenna N. (7th)

MONDAY April 4, 2022

The championship has ended!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid-57

Dog Man-23

The bracket winner(s) will be announced this week!

MONDAY MArch 28, 2022

Game #13 and Game #14 have ended.

Game #13

Diary of a Wimpy Kid-11

Naruto-7


Game #14

Dog Man-6

Amulet-2

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID and DOG MAN are in the championship!! Vote here!

Thursday MArch 24, 2022

Game #11 and Game #12 have ended.

Game #11

The Babysitter's Club-16

Naruto-18


Game #12

Amulet-10

Who Was...?-4

We are down to the FINAL FOUR, Game #13 and Game #14 today and tomorrow (see game schedule). Vote here!

Tuesday MArch 22, 2022

Game #9 and Game #10 have ended.

Game #9

Diary of a Wimpy Kid-43

The Hunger Games-6


Game #10

Dog Man-15

Harry Potter-14

Game #11 and Game #12 are today and tomorrow (see game schedule). Vote here!

Thursday MArch 18, 2022

Game #7 and Game #8 have ended.

Game #7

Naruto-22

I Survived-10


Game #8

Ghost-10

What Was...-17

Game #9 and Game #10 are today and tomorrow (see game schedule). Vote here!

Wednesday MArch 16, 2022

Game #5 and Game #6 have ended.

Game #5

Smile-8

Babysitters Club-11


Game #6

Amulet-14

Witch Boy-5

Game #7 and Game #8 are today and tomorrow (see game schedule). Vote here!

Monday MArch 14, 2022

Game #3 and Game #4 have ended.

Game #3

Divergent-0

The Hunger Games-27


Game #4

Percy Jackson-14

Harry Potter-18

Game #5 and Game #6 are today and tomorrow (see game schedule). Vote here!

Wednesday MArch 9, 2022

Game #1 and Game #2 have ended.

Game #1

Diary of a Wimpy Kid-73

Big Nate-3


Game #2

Dork Diaries-13

Dog Man-28

Game #3 and Game #4 are today and tomorrow (see game schedule). Vote here!

Monday March 7, 2022

JCMS Library March Madness has begun! Vote here in Game #1 and Game #2 today and tomorrow (see game schedule)

Thursday September 23, 2021

There is an issue with accessing Sora and it is currently unavailable. Our IT department is working on. I apologize for the inconvenience. I will post again when it is back up and running. In the meantime, you can still access TeenBookCloud and our other ebook databases here.

Thursday September 9, 2021

Welcome back students and staff! Information about reopening the library and book circulation will be available soon. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact Mrs. Shelton.

Friday February 26, 2021

The JCMS Library has been lucky enough to be able to get some new books, both hard copies and ebooks!! I will soon be posting pictures of the new hard copy books and a list of the new ebooks available on Sora.

Additionally BOCES has compiled a list of simultaneous use ebooks on Sora: BT BOCES SLS Simultaneous Use eBooks. The list is also posted under the "Teacher Resources" page. You can access the Sora database on the "eBooks" page or by clicking here.

Monday January 11, 2021

🎉HAPPY NEW YEAR🎉 There have been a lot of developments for the library in 2021!

  1. JC now has its own ebook collection in Sora. You will not see this difference and will still search the Broome-Tioga BOCES collection, but when signed in under your JC email, you will see more ebooks than other districts. A list of these ebooks will soon be posted.

  2. An order for physical books has been placed so our physical collection will be growing. Soon I will post a list of the books coming in.

  3. Hybrid (in-person) students and staff can now checkout books! Browsing the collection is limited to online only through our online catalog (OPAC), BUT if you don't know of a specific title you want to read you can also request a topic/genre and I will suggest some books for you to choose from. Books can be requested by filling out a Google Form here. The logistics may change as we work through this new procedure.

Tuesday December 22, 2020

I am working on small orders of both physical books and ebooks. If there are any books you would like to see in the collection and/or (teachers) that you could use in your instruction, please let me know. Limited circulation is in the works. I'm hoping to start the new year with some good news of getting physical books back into the hands of students and staff!

Thursday December 3, 2020

Nonfiction library signage is complete and is in the process of being formatted, printed, and displayed. Additionally, talks about a limited reopening are underway! I may be reaching out to some faculty for input. As always, if there is any way the library can support you, please reach out!

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.