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Coordinator of Library Services: Wendy Kovach
574-371-5019 (ext 2314)

This week in our school libraries there is a lot going on for students.  At the Leesburg Library the first grade students are conducting apple experiments with the Digital Learning Specialist, Mrs. Watters.  The first grade students are finding out how to keep apples from turning brown.  It looks like this group of first graders have figured it out!

The students at Eisenhower Elementary and their Digital Learning Specialist, Mrs. Boggs, got to SKYPE with author, Dan Gutman.  He is the author of several popular books including The Kid Who Ran for President, My Weird School, and Jackie & Me.  Prior to his visit the students worked with Mrs. Boggs on researching his books and the topics contained in the books, learned what it takes to be an author, and read several of his books.  It was an amazing visit, and the students got to ask him questions that they created from their research.

At the Gateway Library Mrs. Lewis's elementary students got meet with Mrs. Dani Barkey who taught them all about being an artist.  The students have been researching and learning about their dream jobs, and today they learned what it takes to be an artist and graphic designer.  Mrs. Barkey also took time to share and read one of her favorite books to the students. 
Click here to open the Book Making Template for Lewis's class: Lewis-Book-outline.pptx
Today at the Harrison Library the second grade students were using the Britannica Schools database to research about zoos.  The Digital Learning Specialist taught the students how to use this database to collect their facts, and she also taught the students how to cite their sources.  It was a good day for research in the library!
On Mondays right after school the students at Lakeview Middle School have the opportunity to take part in the Maker Club lead by teacher-librarian, Mrs. Scroggs, which takes place in the library's MakerSpace.  Students can explore, build skills, and take part in several maker activities including costume design, 3D printing, knitting, Legos, bike restoration, wood working and design, maker challenges and much much more. Don't miss out!  Come in and check it out!
Last Friday the ninth grade students at Gateway learned about the Surrealism Movement and the art of Salvador Dali.  The students used database articles and video clips to learn about Surrealism and the life and works of Salvador Dali.  They viewed books with examples of his artwork and even got to try their own hand at creating through the library's MakerSpace.  One of the most exciting aspects of this study was that students were able to view two real Dali paintings from a private collection.  The students got to see up close the colors, themes, and artistry of his work. 

Online Resources

Britannica Image Quest
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Our Goal

The main goal of the Library Services program for Warsaw Community Schools is to support our district's mission of inspiring and equipping all students to continuously acquire and apply knowledge and skills while pursuing their dreams and enriching the lives of others. We help students achieve this mission by teaching them strong information literacy skills that enable our students to identify, evaluate, apply, and ethically use a wide variety of electronic and print information sources to meet their knowledge needs.

Our Curriculum

Our program's curriculum focuses on promoting a reading culture and project based learning that incorporates the Indiana State Standards as well as the American Association of School Librarians Standards for the 21st Century Learner. AASL Standards

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