Welcome to the Heim Library
We miss you!!
Lots of you have written to ask what you should do with books you have checked out of our library. First of all, I really appreciate how responsible you are to be thinking about returning your library books at this time. The librarians are spending A LOT of time researching and talking to find the best way to collect our books. Unfortunately, it's not as simple as just dropping them off so we're not ready to collect any of them yet. Please just keep your library book in a safe place and check this webpage from time to time. We will be sure to let everyone know when there is a plan for returning the library books.
Here are some ways you can keep reading, listening, and connecting while we're closed
Find something fun to do every day on the Middle School Librarians site. New activities are posted every week including maker challenges, trivia contests, field trips, and ways to connect with other students.
I love to see you reading! Take a photo of yourself reading and post it to instagram with the tag #shmsreads. Make sure you don't include your name and that you have permission from your parents to post. Then search that tag to see all our Timberwolf readers!
Students at Heim have access to over 1000 e-books and e-audiobooks.
There are two ways to access Sora
1. Sign in to Google with your scps.net account and find the Sora icon on the waffle.
2. Download the Sora app on your device. Connect to our collection by adding "Stafford County Public Schools" as your school.
3. Connect to even MORE e-books at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library through Sora. This tutorial by Mrs. Pruitt, the librarian at Dixon-Smith Middle School, will show you how.
Check out, listen, and recommend other titles you'd like to see on Sora!
For April only - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone will be available to anyone who wants it without waiting or putting it on hold. This applies to both the book and audio versions of the first book AND all the versions in other languages as well!
Listen to books being read aloud by librarians and teachers on our YouTube channel
Degrees and Certifications:
MS - Interpersonal Communication Nationally Board Certified in Library Media
Ms. Jenny Ashby
I have been a school librarian for 27 years and I still love working with students and encouraging them to read. I worked for 13 years in elementary schools and have been in middle schools for the past 14 years.
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