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SHS MEDIA CENTER

 

 

 

SHS MEDIA CENTER INFORMATION

PHONE :  815-357-5062

HOURS:  MONDAY - FRIDAY 7:30 A.M. TO 3:00 P.M.

7:30 AM -  NOON ON HALF-DAY ATTENDANCE 

MRS. SHERRY NEIMANN, LTA,  MEDIA DIRECTOR  SNEIMANN@SENECAHS.ORG

MRS. SUSAN BARLOW, CONSULTING LIBRARIAN  SBARLOW@SENECAHS.ORG

 

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by reading a great book! 

Use this link to find one to check out from the SHS Media Center.   Destiny Discover Collections

September 15 through October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month.  We have many Fiction and Nonfiction books that chronicle Hispanic Americans' impact on the history and culture of the United States, and their contributions to its achievements.

 

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QUICK LINKS

   

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"DESTINY" 
MEDIA CENTER
BOOK SEARCH

 

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How to add Destiny Discover App to your own device

 

 

 

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Access GALE Databases

 

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How to add GALE Database App to your own device

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THE OWL
MLA/APA RESOURCE GUIDE

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PROJECT GUTENBERG
FREE DIGITALIZED BOOKS

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eRead Illinois Axis360

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SENECA PUBLIC LIBRARY

   

 

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https://library.biblioboard.com/home

Enjoy FREE digital books, images, videos and more from libraries, artists, authors and others from your community and around the world. Choose RAILS as your library.

 

Visit or Email the Media Center to obtain passwords to log into Databases when away from school or to get information on how to download APPs for use on LapTops, Tablets & Smart Phones.

Carry your information resources around in your pocket!

 

***LIBRARY DUE DATES***

A .10 fine for each book per school day will be charged for overdue items.  Check the green DUE DATE card inside the book's pocket for the most current due date.   All fines must be paid, or library privileges will be suspended.  Students who have outstanding obligations at the end of the school year will be placed on the HOLDS list in the Main Office.

 

READER'S ADVISORY LISTINGS

READ FOR A LIFETIME 

ABE LINCOLN AWARDS

YALSA - BOOK LISTS FOR YOUNG ADULTS

 

READING INCENTIVE PROGRAM

 

READ FOR A LIFETIME

Read for a Lifetime is a statewide reading program created for high school students. This initiative promotes the enjoyment of reading by encouraging students to read both classic and contemporary literature and rewards them for their efforts. By participating in the program, students develop a love of books and reading that will last a lifetime.  The deadline to sign up for the program is November 15th of each year.  Students can stop in the Media Center to sign up, or email the school library director at mediacenter@senechas.org  All students who sign up for and participate in the Read for a Lifetime program must meet the 4 book minimum requirement by the April 15th due date.  A four book reporting will qualify the reader for a completion certificate from the State of Illinois, and a 6 book reporting will qualify the reader for the SHS Media Center reading incentive reward.  Read for a Lifetime is a reading incentive program sponsored by the Illinois State Library and the Seneca High School Media Center.

To learn  more about the program or to see a listing of the titles from the  current RFL Program visit:

https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/center_for_the_book/rfl.html

 

NEWS "U" CAN USE

NEED TO RECHARGE YOUR LAPTOP AND GET SOME WORK DONE???  SIGN-IN TO THE MEDIA CENTER AND YOU CAN DO BOTH!   THE MEDIA CENTER IS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENT USE BEFORE SCHOOL, DURING SST, AND AFTER SCHOOL.  

DTreeestiny Discover is a our school library's online catalog of hard copy and digital book resources. 

This catalog displays the items that our school owns and are available to students and staff for checkout.  The catalog can be found by clicking on the tree icon that is displayed on the Media Center webpage and in the Student and Staff APP on the laptops.  Students can login to Destiny Discover using their school Google account.  By logging in with Google, students can place holds, checkout digital e-books and audiobooks, and create a book review.  Email or visit the Media Center for assistance.  You do not need to login to Destiny to browse the catalog or check out hardcopy books when visiting the Media Center.

Gale database iconGale Databases are available to all students and staff.  Gale is a subscription service that provides hundreds of e-books, thousands of pre-approved magazine and journal articles, images, videos, and reports to assist with your research.  The variety of databases are helpful and reliable resources for information seekers.  See the QUICK LINKS at the top of this page for the database links.  All of the subscription databases contain MLA / APA work cited information.

Students:  if you need help with research...be sure to ask our friendly Media Center staff for some assistance.  They have been trained in Web Research and can show you how to obtain reliable resources from the Internet that will assist with your MLA/APA required resources.   MC staff can show you how to use our school's Databases or also help you in finding just the right book for your reading needs.  

axis 360 iconStudents….Check out popular e-books and audiobooks anytime, anywhere by using the e-Read Illinois AXIS360 link here . This free service is accessible to everyone, even during school breaks and during summer months too!   There are thousands of Teen related titles currently in the system.  Note: You may have to put a more popular title on HOLD, but if you entered your email when registering, you will get notified when the hold is ready. 

You can download the Axis360 App to your smart phones, laptops, or tablets and enjoy quick and easy access to e-books and e-audiobooks.

A school email is sent to all SHS Students periodically throughout each school year to notify you how to gain access.  Check your school email and search for keywords Axis360 or eRead IL.  You can stop in the Media Center or email the Media Center if you need assistance signing up.

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The next time you are in the Media Center hallway, take a peek at the books in the display window.  Do not hesitate to ask in the Media Center if you can see one that looks intriguing to you.  Then check it out to read!

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