Welcome to the Highland Park Middle School Library Media Center
The Highland Park Middle School Library has received an LSTA grant!
Our library, along with 7 other libraries in the district, has received a grant, the goal of which is to encourage our students to keep reading and talking about books. This grant will allow us to purchase new books for the library, which is wonderful! The key is, only students can decide which books we will spend the grant money on. To choose a book using grant funds, students will share books they have read by creating book reviews for the library catalog. Students may write reviews or create and upload digital or audio reviews. Once a student's review has been approved, he/she/they may choose a book for the library. See the links below for support in creating book reviews.
How to create a written book review (link to a Google Doc)
How to add a book review to the library catalog (link to a screencast)
About our library media center....
The Highland Park Middle School Media Center welcomes students and staff members every school day from 8:15 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Students are also welcome to come in after school, most days of the week, until 3:30. The Media Center includes a wide variety of books, both fiction and nonfiction, to meet the needs of our students. We also have a collection of books in Spanish. Students are welcome to use the library computers to do research or work on projects.
To encourage recreational reading, all students are scheduled to come to the Media Center every two weeks with their English classes for 20 minute book checkout sessions throughout the school year. The Media Center is also scheduled by teachers for class research purposes. The combination of up-to-date books and computers provides students with optimum materials for success in their research work.
Students can easily access the online catalog using the Destiny app on their iPads. They may also access it from any computer or device that has internet access by entering mylibrary.spps.org in the address bar. Students may log into the catalog system using their school login, which is their student number (preceded by an "s") and their password that ends in "azz." Once logged in, students may place books on hold, write reviews for books they have read, or review their library account information.