Welcome to the Lincoln Heights Library!

**Where Stories Come to Life!** ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~


I’m Mrs. Shaw, your Library Media Specialist!
I have been teaching for 9 years and have loved working here at our Lincoln Heights Library for 5 years.

I am a graduate of Chadron State College where I received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. I then received my Masters Degree in Technology in Education from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

I love teaching, I love computers and I love books!

My goal is to help you discover all the wonderful authors and illustrators inside children's books and to help those stories comet o life through read alouds, class projects, internet research, and book talks! Reading a good book opens up a whole world of imagination and my goal as your school Library Media Specialist is to help you discover all the wonderful authors, illustrators, and books that we have in our library! 

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 January Spotlight

*Mr. Smith's Tour of Duty in Iraq*

**Click on the photo below to see the slideshow he shared**

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December Spotlight

*Snowflake Bentley*

*Click on the book cover below to go to a short video about the life of Wilson Bentley, the Snowflake Man*

*Click on the image below to see 50 incredible images of snowflakes up close*

*Make*a*Flake*

Click on the image below to make your own digital snowflake

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*November Author Spotlight*

JAN BRETT

World Famous New York Times Best Selling Author & Illustrator came to Scottsbluff!

 We were excited to have her share with us about her newest book,

*Cinders ~ a A Chicken Cinderella*

We learned about the characters, watch her illustrate on stage, and some of us were even lucky enough to get her autograph! 

 *click on the link below to go to Jan Brett's website*

JanBrett.com 

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Dewey Decimal System

*Click on the Link Below to watch our favorite Dewey Decimal Rap video on YouTube*

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 October Focus: Internet Safety

*Click on the icon below to go to the join Nettie. Webster, Clicky and Router on NetSmartz Kids Internet Safety Website*

NEXT STOP... *SURF SWELL ISLAND* 

*click on the icon below to begin your trip to Treasure Palace*

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 September Focus 

*NICK NEWS*

What Happened? The Story of September 11, 2001  

Click on the image below to watch the real story about September 11th, explained in simple and easy terms for kids (and adults) to understand!

 

 


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 Check out the University of Nebraska High Altitude Balloon Launch from Cornhusker Stadium

Click on the balloon picture below to watch the University of Nebraska's video of the balloon launch and the balloon in space!

Click >> here << to learn more about the University of Nebraska's High Altitude Balloon Launch 


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**Special Library Guest Reader**

Miss Trish Reads in Spanish

*Click on the book cover below to hear Miss Trish read Rubia and the Three Osos with some real Spanish words added in**

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**Science in the Media Center!**

*Click on the Venus FlyTrap below to see a Venus Fly Trap in action*

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In Your Garden When You're Not Looking:

*Click on the picture below to view the incredible video we saw in the Media Center this week*

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OUR BRAND NEW BOOKS ARE FINALLY HERE!

The Scottsbluff Public Schools Foundation recently committed to contribute $150,000 over the next three years for the purchase of brand new books in our elementary libraries to promote literacy. Our second shipment of new books, totaling $50,000 arrived this summer! Be on the lookout for those shiny new books to be coming home with your students this week!   **Click on the picture above to read more in the article from the Star-Herald**

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*Check Out our Favorite Library Web Sites*


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These are some of our favorite library sites that we enjoy going to during computer lab time. Click on any of the links below to check them out from home!

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 Diane deGroat Author Visit!

New York times Best Selling Author, Diane deGroat came to visit Scottsbluff/Gering! All of the 2nd and 3rd grade students from our school had the awesome opportunity to hear her speak!

**Click on the picture of Gilbert below to go to Diane deGroat's web site:

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Check out the Golden Sower Website where you can see the 2013-2014 Primary Nominees for this year's Golden Sower Award!

**Click on the Golden Sower below to go to the site:

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