Library Media Center

 

LMS Library Media Center

 

The LMS Library Media Center is located between the 5th/6th grade and 7th/8th grade hallways of the Lavaca Middle School building. A collection of books, periodicals, and media materials are constantly being selected to meet the curricular needs and interests of our students and faculty. A majority of the books contain documentation of the Lexile level (Lexile Info). A large portion of the books contain documentation of the Accelerated Reader levels and corresponding quizzes. All grade levels in the middle school incorporate Accelerated Reader.

 The center is fully automated with 24 computers available for student use. These computers have access to an electronic card catalog (OPAC) which helps patrons identify and locate resources. These computers also have access to the Internet and other electronic resources (OPAC LINKS). For additional information or assistance, contact Joanna Bartlett, Library Media Specialist (joanna.bartlett@lavacaschools.com).

LMS Library 

 

LMS Library Catalog

 

 

 

 Circulation Information

The library collection is arranged by the Dewey Decimal System (Dewey Decimal Info)Books may be checked out for two weeks and may be renewed if needed.  Periodicals, newspapers, and reference materials may not be checked out, but may be used in the library media center.

 

 Parent Resource Center

The Parent Resource Center is located in the media center. Videos, brochures, pamphlets, and media center books (both print and digital eBooks) are available to help meet the many needs of parents and their students. Also available is a list of websites along with Internet access for help with many different areas. Parents may visit the Parent Resource Center any time during the school day. To visit after hours, please contact the school office to make an appointment.

eBooks can be accessed through the Internet on a computer, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Kindle Fire HD or Nook HD at Follett Shelf. In order to checkout and read the books onto a smartphone or other handheld device, the Follett BryteWave K-12 edition app must be downloaded. The app is free and can be downloaded at the iTunes App store for iPad, iPhone, and iPod users or at Google Play for Android users.  It is not necessary to download the app when checking out and reading from a laptop or desktop computer. A username and password must be assigned whether accessing eBook resources online or using an eBook reader device. To obtain a username and password, please email Mrs. Bartlett at joanna.bartlett@lavacaschools.com.

 

Search Engines


Google –
https://www.google.com

Lycos – http://www.lycos.com/

Yahoo – https://www.yahoo.com/

AltaVista – https://www.altavista.com/

Dogpile – https://www.dogpile.com/index.gsp

Hotbot – http://hotbot.lycos.com/?query=

Fact Monster – http://www.factmonster.com/

 

Local News Sites

KFSM-TV (CBS) – http://www.kfsm.com/

KHBS-TV (ABC) –

http://www.thehometownchannel.com/

 PBS Online – https://www.pbs.org/

Southwest Times Record – http://www.swtimes.com/

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette – http://ardemgaz.com/

 

National News Sites

Newspapers – USA and Worldwide – http://www.refdesk.com/paper.html

Time Magazine – https://www.time.com/time/

Newsweek – https://www.msnbc.com/news/NW-front_Front.asp

 

Teacher Sites

Teacher Vision – https://www.teachervision.com/tv/lounge/newsletter/greatstuff/index.html?egs11501

Discover School’s Puzzlemaker – http://www.puzzlemaker.com/

ABC Teach – http://www.abcteach.com/

edHelper – http://www.edhelper.com/

WWW4Teachers – http://www.4teachers.org/

The School Page – http://www.eyesoftime.com/teacher-resources/

MiddleWeb – http://www.middleweb.com/

 

Reference Sites

Awesome Library – http://www.awesomelibrary.org/

My Virtual Reference Desk – http://www.refdesk.com/

eLibrary Online Encyclopedia – http://www.encyclopedia.com/

Arkansas State Library – http://www.asl.lib.ar.us/

The Internet Public Library – http://www.ipl.org/

iTools – http://www.itools.com/

Biography.com (A & E) – https://www.biography.com/

American Memory Historical Collections – https://memory.loc.gov

QR Codes -http://www.qrcodescanning.com/technology-based-research.html

Citations –  http://citationmachine.net/index2.php

 

Weather Sites

Weather Channel – https://www.weather.com/

National Weather Service – http://www.nws.noaa.gov/

Weathernet Arkansas – https://www.wunderground.com/US/AR/

 

Student Sites

Funbrain – http://www.funbrain.com/kidscenter.html

Discovery Kids – https://discoverykids.com/

 

Sports Sites

ESPN SportsZone – https://espn.go.com/

NBA Official Site – http://www.nba.com/

NFL Official Site – https://www.nfl.com/

Arkansas High School Activities Association – http://www.ahsaa.org/

 

School Sites

U. S. Department of Education – https://www.ed.gov/

Arkansas Department of Education – http://arkansased.org/

WAESC – The Western Arkansas Education Service Cooperative – https://sites.google.com/a/wscstarfish.com/waesc/home

Common Sense Media - https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/educate-families/tip-sheets

 



 

 

Parent Sites

https://mediaspecialistsguide.blogspot.com/2013/01/120-resources-for-your-parents-from.html - 12o+ Resources for Parents

About Our Kids- information on mental health for children; resources for parents & professionals, this site is sponsored by the NYU Child Study Center

EmTech- extensive listing of resources for parents

Family Education Network- contains news and articles on all topics; also includes an Idea Exchange area

Family Fun- articles on crafts, cooking, planning parties, traveling etc.

Help and Hope for Single Parents

Help for Parents of Teenagers

Inside the Teenager's Brain- from the PBS program Frontline

Making Lemonade: The Single Parent Network

Mothering Magazine- the magazine of natural family living

 Parenthood- online encyclopedia of parenting topics

 Parenting Adolescents- award winning site; ask a social worker questions

Parenting at iVillage- ages 15-18

Parents Without Partners- international, non-profit organization

Stresses of Single Parenting

Talking with Kids About Tough Issues