Sylvia Lavery (Library Media Technician)
Phone: 760-331-6188 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Library Hours for Students: 7:30 a.m. -- 3:00 p.m. (except Thursday, minimum day, closed after school).
Students: Unless there is a scheduled class in the library, the library is open during all brunches and lunches. Students sign in to use the library during their lunch break, and need to have a purpose to be here during lunch, e.g., reading, do homework, use computer, printer, checkout materials, etc. Please watch for closed signs on the door as there may be a class in the library during your break.
Mrs. Sylvia Lavery
Library Media Technician
Access Destiny (Library Catalog) from Home
Click on your school to see our library homepage and then click on the Catalog tab to search for books and other items.
If students want to check when their books are due, login to your own Destiny account by clicking on the Login button from your school homepage. Enter your 5 digit permanent ID number as your username and password. You should see your name at the top right. Click on the "My Info" tab. Now, you will see all library books and textbooks checked out to you with their due dates, and any fines and holds too. Once logged in, you may also use Destiny's "One Search" feature to search other databases and our catalog and create your own "Resource Lists". If you login into Destiny using a school computer, remember to log out when you finish. If you have questions or need help, please ask Mrs. Lavery in the library.
E-books: We are adding e-books to the collection. Search Destiny to find e-books. Also, see instructions in Follett Shelf Enlight app to download, access and checkout an e-book.
Online Reference Databases at AOMS
As a reminder, AOMS currently subscribes to two online reference databases. Students may use these for any project or homework requiring research. Both are available from school or home. Go to Gale SRIC Access Info or World Book Online Access Info for login info. Save the attachments for access info. Bookmark the links below as favorites on your computers. These databases are:
- Gale: Student Resources In Context (SRIC) SRIC is a database of reference books (ebooks), magazines, peer edited journals, newspapers, maps, multimedia, etc. especially suitable for middle school students with educator approved and reliable websites.
- World Book Online This supplements and updates our print encyclopedia sets.
California Young Reader Medal (CYRM) Program
AOM Library is offering the California Young Reader Medal (CYRM) program to all students. We are promoting the program via the English Language Arts classes. Important: If you go to the above link to search for the titles, make sure you search for the 2014-15 nominees, not the 2015-16 nominees recently announced.
Students: If you wish to participate, you need to complete and submit the CYRM Signup form.
As you finish reading each of the three books in your chosen category, you need to complete a quiz. See Mrs. Lavery in the library to take each quiz. All quizzes must be completed by Friday, March 20, 2015.
All students who successfully complete the reading and quizzes will be rewarded by a dessert party during lunch on Wednesday, March 25, when they will vote on their favorite book in their category. AOM's voting results are then sent to the state level committee. The statewide awards are announced in May. This is a great program where only students vote on the winning books.
There are a limited number of copies in the library (including e-book copies for the Middle School Level). (For e-book access, follow the instructions in the Follett Shelf Enlight app to download and checkout e-books.) If you participate, please read the books promptly so that they become available for others. If you have any questions, please contact me via School Loop email.
Mrs. Lavery, AOM Library
AOMS Library Volunteers
Box Tops for Education: Support AOMS Library
Please collect Box Tops for Education labels from your favorite cereals and other food packages and hand them in to the AOMS Library. We can use the proceeds to help supplement our budget for library needs, programs and supplies. Thank you in advance for supporting our library.