Children and 9/11

If you are looking for a way to help explain 9/11 to your children this might be just what you want. This short animation from BrainPOP does a pretty good job of explaining what happened and why. I showed it to my 5th grade class today and they found it very helpful.

Follett Reader

You may have noticed the Follett Shelf tab in The Falcon's Fables. This is a great app that allows you to read the eBooks offered through the library. You can read eBook from Destiny but it they aren't easy to find. Follett Shelf solves this problem. To read the eBooks you must have a Destiny... Continue Reading →

Promise Not to Tell?

Good secrets, bad secrets.  Third grade discusses CONFIDENTIALITY after reading The Secret Olivia Told Me by N. Joy Awarded the ALA Coretta Scott King Honor, this book uses striking illustrations and poetry to catch the reader's attention and raise serious questions about secrecy. Does your child know that he or she can confide in you? ... Continue Reading →


Two weeks ago I wrote about the new Destiny Quest app. You can read about it here Since writing that post I have figured out the ins and outs of reading eBooks on your mobile devices. Quest works with another app called Follett Shelf. Together you can check out eBooks on your iPad or tablet.... Continue Reading →

Rounding Out the Lineup!

I am very excited to announce our brand new database subscriptions from the well known ProQuest Databases. Touted as "indispensable research solutions that connect people and information" I was first introduced to it in high school. Since then I have been a loyal ProQuest user throughout my various careers as student and then educator. Last... Continue Reading →


Just thought I would write a quick little post announcing the use of Twitter in the library. I actually set up a twitter account at the beginning of the school year after I came back from my conference in Minneapolis. I was inspired by technology use in school libraries. But, then I wasn't sure where... Continue Reading →

1st Database!

Our first database subscription is up and running! To access it you must go to the Database tab at the top of this blog. For now, this is where the access point will be for all database subscriptions. There are two links on the database home page. The 1st is World Book Online, which is... Continue Reading →

Dust Off the Books

I can't believe another school year is here and I am starting my third year as the St. Philip Librarian. I am so grateful to share my passion for reading with the St. Philip community. We have some exciting things planned for the school year. First and foremost, we have decided that since library for grades K-5... Continue Reading →

Pie and Burger Day!

I thoroughly enjoy showing off the excellent resources our library has. I think I also have a secret passion for research in general. I am always encountering reasons to look up things. Whether it is the definition of a word, the life of a famous person, or obscure facts that strike my fancy I am always utilizing our library and... Continue Reading →


I am always inspired by the many events going on during the school day. This week the Jr. High Science Fair had me thinking about how useful our library is to the students when they have less literary assignments. I decided to pretend I was entering a science fair and see what I came up... Continue Reading →

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