Media Center

Welcome!
I am so excited to be here at EHS and to work with each student on becoming a lifelong learner. Together we will work to understand new, and better methods for obtaining information, as well as learn how to use the many electronic resources available in the media center and throughout the school. We will also have resume writing workshops and interview training to help us prepare for our transition into exciting careers. There are exciting activities coming up in the Media Center so stay tuned for more information!

Library Media Center Mission
Our mission is to meet the individual needs of each student at Essex High School, while fostering an environment of project-based and student- centered learning. We strive to promote a culture of reading, learning, and collaboration,  while recognizing and embracing the cultural and socioeconomic diversity of our student body. We aim to teach the students better information seeking behavior, as well as provide them with necessary career/workplace readiness skills.

Hours
8:15-3:30

Circulation Policies
*Rule of 3
-Limit of 3 books out at one time
-Three holds per student at one time
-Loan period 3 weeks 

Library Policies 

  • Open Door policy- If I’m here, and the door is open, you’re welcome in the library!
  • Students visiting the library without their class must bring their green hallway pass signed by their teacher
  • Students must sign in at the circulation desk when using the library
  • Students may eat lunch in the library if permission is obtained by teacher

DMV Free Practice Tests- Follow the link below!
DMV Practice Tests

Parents:

Keep checking back for new programs we will be implementing in the Media Center. Below are some resources for both students and parents:

Library Media Specialist Contact Information:
Mrs. Robin Eno
reno@essex.k12.va.us
(804) 443- 4301


Upcoming Events 
-EHS Fall Book Challenge! 
Deadline to turn in journal entries and completed category sheet:
December 14th, 2017
-Book Clubs have started at EHS! We will meet every Tuesday from 3:45-4:30

Book Request Form 

Reliable Resources
Essex Public Library  Go to Teens, go to Academics. Place books on hold with your library card to have them delivered to our library on Friday.
FinditVA  Search books, newspapers, encyclopedias, multimedia.
Britannica  Research encyclopedia articles, see video clips.
Dewey Browse  Websites are classified by Dewey Decimal Classification.
Library of Congress  The National Library, Ask a Librarian, Digital Collections
FactCite (available until November 25)
PBS Learning Media


Social Studies Resources
History
National Geographic
National Archive and Records Administration 



English Resources
Teen Reads  The Book Report Network
Book Spot  Books by genres, awards, bestsellers 
Guys Read  Books guys like
Teen Ink  Written by teens, classroom sets are in print in the library.
Poetry Out Loud  National Recitation Contest, poems and performances
Poetry Foundation  Search poems, poets, videos.


Math Resources
Dr. Math 
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives 


Science  Resources
Chemical Education Xchange 
National Science Digital Library 
Smithsonian Institution


Fine Arts
K-12 Art Education Resources from the Walters Museum 
The Walters Art Museum 
Education from the Kennedy Center


Cite Your Sources  
EasyBib  Use the automated bibliography composer to help you cite your sources and keep your lists.


Resources for Teachers
Discovery Education
Teachers First
Education World
Big 6 Information and Technology Skills
Library of Congress  Ask a Librarian, Digital Collections, Interlibrary Loan
Ultimate Guide To History Resources
Scholastic
Globaloria 

PBS Learning Media


EHS Library Catalog
Destiny Catalog Search

Standards of Learning (SOL) & Testing
SOL Resources  Practice items, online writing, released tests to study, standards and curriculum framework.

News
ESPN  for sports
Rappahannock News  for local news
Times Dispatch  for regional news
NPR  for national news
BBC  for world news


Additional Links and Resources
Lifehack - 10 benefits to reading 
Virginia Department of Education 
Educurious 
Easybib
Saylor.org
Study Guide Zone
Apex Learning 
Virtual Virginia 
PBS