It’s almost time for the textbook shuffle — returning 1st quarter and picking up your textbooks for the 2nd quarter classes.
HERE’S THE PLAN!
Monday November 9, bring ALL your 1st quarter textbooks to school with you. Return them to the library when you are called down by class to pick-up the bag of all your 2nd quarter textbooks.
Please do not return textbooks this week to the Return cart in the front foyer as there isn’t room for the 1400+ textbooks checked out right now and is just for returning library books right now.
Keep an eye on Schoology posts for upcoming reminders and info.
Don’t know what to read, or what to even begin searching for in the library catalog?
Do you like surprises or trying new things?
TRY A BOOK BUNDLE!
Simply answer a couple of questions HERE and let the Librarian surprise you with a stack of stories! You will be sent a Schoology message when your Book Bundle is ready to pick-up at the Grab + Go library table in the front entrance of the school.
Anything you could borrow from the library last year, you can still borrow this year! Biographies, novels, books for research, non-fiction, graphic novels, and much more.
Have you changed classes and NEED A DIFFERENT TEXTBOOK(S) than what you picked up at the library today? Let the librarian know!
Check the Grab + Go library table in the front entry of the school on Tuesday and Thursday for your requested textbook(s). They will be in a yellow bag with your student # on it.
Libraries are all about sharing, which makes social distancing and safety a bit trickier than in other areas of the school. It will be a happy day when the library doors are open to the masses once again!
For now, the physical space of the library is remaining closed. And even though the doors are closed for now, you can still enjoy so many of the reasons why you came to the library in the first place!
- Yes! You will still be able to borrow books.
- All of your textbooks will be delivered to you.
- Need resources for an assignment, we’ve got those too! Both online, and books you can have delivered.
- Are you locked out of your account or suffering from tech trauma? The librarian is still the one to go to. Only going is now through an email or a Schoology message.
- WiFi not working? Ask the Librarian for help.
- Wondering how to login to Schoology or use Office365? Find tutorials on the MEI Secondary Library group in Schoology or be in touch with the Librarian.
- Join in on events and contests through the MEI Secondary Library group on Schoology or @meilibrary on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.
Visit the app store on your device and download the free SORA app to search, read, or listen to MEI Secondary Library eBooks & audiobooks.
Do you already use the OverDrive app for the public library? You can add MEI Secondary to that app, rather than downloading SORA.
If you don’t want to use the app, browse the SORA website, or find eBooks & audiobooks by searching the MEI Secondary Library catalog!
Want to borrow an unlimited number of MEI Secondary Library books over the summer break?
It’s easy! If you are in grades 9-11, simply fill in your Summer Reading Requests by June 10, and plan to pick them up on June 18 & 19 when you bring back textbooks, previously checked out library items, and grab your yearbook.
All library books borrowed over the summer will be due back the first week of school in September.
Go HERE if you are looking for some summer reading recommendations, or want to search the library catalog.
All library due dates and fines have been paused until MEI Secondary Library is once again open.
If you currently have books out that are overdue, no additional fines will be added to your account for the days MEI Schools is closed. For books that you’ve taken out for over spring break, and whose due dates would be set for after the break, those due dates will be altered to once MEI Schools is open once again.