Welcome to your Dixon-Smith Library
Our mission is to support the Dixon-Smith learning community by providing a safe and welcoming space where students can explore and collaborate.
We invite students and staff to fuel their curiosity and creativity, construct new meaning about their world, and develop a love of reading. We believe the library should reflect the students it serves and we invite you to come visit your library!
Your school library is open Monday through Friday 7:50 AM to 3:15 PM.
E-books and Audio books available now!
Students now have the option to borrow E-books and audio books through a platform called Overdrive. This video introduces how to access Overdrive through your school Gmail account AND how to access this service from home on your SMART Phone or tablet.
What’s going on at the Dixon Smith Library? It is National Hobby Month! This month we are encouraging kids to work with their hands. We will have several books on display showcasing crafts and hobbies.
We would also like to encourage students and staff to contribute to our community art project. We will have a weaving station as our Maker Activity this month. It is super easy to do if you only have a few minutes or you can stay and work a little longer. All materials will be provided by the library and the finished product will be displayed in the library.
“Collaborative art projects are a great way to promote community in your art room and throughout the school. Students learn to appreciate each other’s contributions and unique skills. When using collaborative skills, our students become effective communicators and contributors in our society. These projects are a great way to build relationships among students, staff, and community members.” https://theartofeducation.edu/2015/09/09/29-collaborative-projects-to-build-community-in-your-art-room/
The genre of the month is science fiction. “Science fiction, often called “sci-fi,” is a genre of fiction literature whose content is imaginative, but based in science. It relies heavily on scientific facts, theories, and principles as support for its settings, characters, themes, and plot-lines, which is what makes it different from fantasy..” - From https://literaryterms.net › science-fiction
This month we will be reading popular titles like…
- Space Case: A Moon Base Alpha Novel by Stuart Gibbs
- Six by M. M. Vaughan
- Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar
- Masterminds by Gordon Korman
- The Owls Have Come to Take us Away by Ronald Smith
- The Maze Runner by James Dashner
- Scythe by Neal Shusterman
- The Roar by Emma Clayton
- Delirium by Lauren Oliver
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
All of these titles and more are available at your Dixon Smith Library!