I will see my first classes in the library this Wednesday. We have a book fair coming Thursday, when we will frantically setting up. I will see one class at a time for orientation, checkout, and book fair. It will be a whirlwind for the next two weeks!
Some ideas for library orientation, many of which can be used for any grade level:
"Bookloose" video by Dowell Middle School students (McKinney, TX)The students and faculty in this video do such a great job acting, singing, and getting into the music! The boy singing the main song is one to watch--so much personality!!!
This game works for students at all grade levels! I am planning to use it to train my eighth grade library aides about pre-sorting books for shelving and shelf order. The games start easy and get more difficult as the levels continue. Project it on a screen or smartboard for a class or use it in the computer lab to practice alphabetical and numerical shelf order.
PowerPoint I use--please feel free to download and modify to suit your needs.
"I Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie"
This is another video from the adorable Dowell Middle School Library. Definitely some creativity flowing there!!!
Mr. Bean in the Library
Who doesn't love Mr. Bean? Clean and truly funny, this episode shows students what NOT to do to your library books...
And this little gem shows how difficult it can be to be quiet in the library!
Malcolm in the Middle--Betty White, Librarian
Love this video! Betty White is the ultimate sweet little librarian on a mission to get all her books back at the end of the school year.(click to view video--YouTube disabled embedding for this video)
Quiet in the Library! At least the lady in this video is (somewhat) polite!
Mr. Bookman Tells Jerry Seinfeld How It Is
No book left overdue! (probably best for adults on this one--included just for fun!)
Conan the Librarian
Here's to a great 2012-2013 school year!
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