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Contact GUES Library Media Specialist, Shana Fields

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I'm looking forward to reading with your child for the 2019-2020 school year! Please let me know if you have any questions.

Policies and Procedures

Media Center Hours: 8:00 – 3:10

Checkout: Students may check out two (2) books at a time for a one-week period. They may renew books if they need them subsequent weeks. Teachers and staff may check out books on an unlimited basis.

Students have regular access to the Media Center for book exchange through Library. Students may also visit the Media Center from other classes with permission from their teacher.

Lost or Damaged Books: If a book is lost, the student is responsible for the cost of the book. You can purchase a copy of the book and return that, also.

Rules & Expectations

  1. Listen and follow directions.
  2. Raise your hand before speaking or leaving your seat.
  3. Respect your classmates and your teacher.
  4. Keep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
  5. Voice level should always be level 0 or level 1. That is respect for how you should act in any library.

Parent Volunteers: If you would like to help with special projects in the Media Center, please contact Mrs. Shana Fields or Miss Whitney, the media assistant.

 Skills that may be covered this year in the Library include:

  • Using the Dewey Decimal System
  • Internet safety
  • Using Internet technology
  • Digital citizenship
  • How to use public library resources
  • Plagiarism
  • Research/MLA
  • Careers
  • Banned book awareness week
  • Genres
  • Poetry
  • Books in verse
  • Book talks/trailers on new and recommended books

Resources for Families

Recent online articles of interest:

5 Reasons Why Reading Aloud with Older Kids Is the Absolute Best - This article is from Brightly, a great source for finding books for your child. They frequently list best-of categories, including this recent one about Jacqueline Woodson's books. We recently participated in a webinar in which she gave a shout-out to Guthrie Upper Elementary School!  You can watch the webinar here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRh_UDFX83U&feature=youtu.be

Newberry Award Information & List

Sequoyah Book Awards Information & List (Oklahoma Winners) 

Students in grades 3-5 who have read or listened to at least three titles from the Children's Masterlist are eligible to vote for the Children's Sequoyah Book Award.
Students in grades 6-8 who have read or listened to at least three titles from the Intermediate Masterlist are eligible to vote for the Intermediate Sequoyah Book Award.
Students vote for a favorite title in February and March, and ballots should be submitted to the Oklahoma Library Association by March 15th each year.

Look up Lexile Reading Lists

 “Sleeping Well in the Digital Age,” published by Georgetown University: The resource discusses the short and long-term effects of screen exposure before bed. It specifically highlights the correlation between types of light and its negative impact on sleep patterns. In addition, the resource offers advice to minimize the negative effects of prolonged screen exposure on sleep.

Internet Safety for Families