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Media Center Archive

E-books are here!
Our students are very excited about the new e-books we have begun to add to our collection.  To access our e-books, please visit our ES Media website (http://indianhillschools.org/es/media-center/)  then, click on our online catalog (http://esalex.ih.k12.oh.us/#)

Our e-book collection is listed under the “explore” options.  Currently, all our items are in a multi-user format, so we can all use the same username and password.

Username:ihes
Password: indian

Library Volunteers
Dear Parents,

Our school library plays a significant role in your child’s education.  We need your help to provide the best library services to our children.

The library is an active place! Students will come with their Home Room classes for book talks, information retrieval skills and library skills instruction every week. Children also come independently for browsing, selection and research.

We would love to have you join our vital group of volunteers!  As a volunteer you may assist a child in book selection, help at the circulation desk scanning books, return books to the shelves, process new books or direct a child with a reference question.  No previous experience is necessary.  Mrs. Jones (Librarian) and Mrs. Murphy (Library Aide) will provide the needed volunteer training in the library.  Most of our volunteers assist at least twice a month for either a morning or afternoon session.  You can become a welcome part of your child’s school world and make a valuable contribution to Indian Hill Elementary School.

Please join us!  Your volunteer help is very much appreciated to maintain quality services to our staff and students!

Sincerely,

Sara Jones
Librarian
(513) 272-4750

Please have your child return this form to school.  We will call you.

Name: __________________________________________________

Telephone   home:________________   cell:______________________

Email    _________________________________________________

My child’s name ______________   Home Room Teacher _____________

I would prefer to volunteer in the library:

How often:   Every week______  Twice a month  ______   Once a month    _______

Times:   AM        PM   (Circle one)

____Mon (only AM needed)      ____Tues.        ____Wed.      ____Thurs.        ____Fri.

I would be willing to substitute ______

I would also like to help during other special times (i.e. Book Fair, Author Visit)______
 
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Birthday Book Club

Dear Parent

Would you like to commemorate your child’s birthday in a lasting way at our school?  Our library has a Birthday Book Club, which provides families a unique opportunity to celebrate your child’s special day.

Families are asked to donate $16.00 to our Birthday Book Club to help underwrite the cost of a new book. The birthday child may then select from a new book which has already been ordered for our library collection.  Mrs. Jones (our school librarian) will be happy to suggest appropriate titles or favorite subjects suitable for each child’s age and interests.  There are always many wonderful titles from which to choose.  Summer birthdays are celebrated in May.

The library will put a birthday bookplate in the front of the selected book to identify this title as a lasting gift for our school’s collection.  Mrs. Jones will share the book with the birthday child’s class.  A Birthday Club display is on permanent exhibit in the library.  We will also post your child’s name as a donor on our Library Homepage through the school website.  What a wonderful way to emphasize the importance or reading with our children!  We are enjoying the many library book gifts from previous year’s birthday children that are currently in our collection.

Please complete the bottom form if you wish to participate in this program.  The form and money should be placed in an envelope labeled “Library Birthday Book Club”.  You are always welcome to visit our library.  Your support for new library materials is greatly appreciated.

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My child (listed below) is authorized to select and donate to the Birthday Book Club as indicated.

Child’s Name: ______________________________________

Date of Birth: ______________________     Grade: _________

Home Room Teacher: _________________________________

Please complete a separate form for each child in your family.  

Birthday books are $16.00 each. _______ Check enclosed.

Checks can be made payable to “Indian Hill Elementary School“.   Thank you!

Parent’s Signature:  X _________________________________



Please return with payment to the school library. Sara Jones, IHES Librarian  sara.jones@indianhillschools.org

Citation Samples

When you are writing a report it is important to correctly cite your sources. Here are some resources to help you do a bibliography correctly.  Be sure to check our Indian Hill High School webpage.  There are new sources for information, such as using YouTube and cell phone applications, and you’ll want to be current and up to date.
  • OSLIS Elementary Citation Maker – Oregon School Library Information System
  • http://www.easybib.com/ – Fill in the blanks to make your bibliographies
  • Noodle Tools Quick Cite  – Mrs. Welsh thinks this site is great. It allows you to enter your own information
  • Son of Citation Machine– Citation machine helps students and professional researchers to properly credit the information that they use. Its primary goal is to make it so easy for student researchers to cite their information sources, that there is virtually no reason not to — because… SOMEDAY THE INFORMATION THAT SOMEONE ELSE WANTS TO USE… WILL BE YOURS!
  • Adventures of CyberBee – As use of Internet resources by students has increased, the question being asked is how do I cite this information in my reports? There are a number of ways being circulated in print and on the Internet. It is important to cite the author, date (if known), title, source, medium, and how the information is available.
  • BibMe – Leave the formatting to us.

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Reference Resources