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

To meet the individual needs of all our students, and to help the students become life- long learners, through the use of project based and student- centered learning. We will integrate the Virginia Standards of Learning into our curriculum to provide students with all the academic and practical tools they need for success.

Hours

8:15-3:30

Loan Policies

Limit of 10 books per checkout

unlimited holds

3 weeks for all checkouts

Collection Development Policy

Coming soon

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

Mrs. Robin Eno

reno@essex.k12.va.us

(804) 443- 4301




Reliable Sites for 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.
infoplease  Use the atlas, encyclopedia, almanac, dictionary, thesaurus, homework help by subject, research tips, study skills, writing center, private online tutor.
Britannica  Research encyclopedia articles, see video clips.
Internet Public Library  Go to For Teens, then go to School & Homework Help.
ITools  Use search tools and access media.
Dewey Browse  Websites are classified by Dewey Decimal Classification.
Library of Congress  The National Library, Ask a Librarian, Digital Collections

                                
More Social Studies Resources

History
U.S. History
Biographies
National Geographic
Ultimate Guide To History Resources

More 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.

Cite Your Sources  

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

Resources for Teachers

Discovery Education
Schrock's Guide
Thinkfinity
Teachers First
Education World
Big 6 Information and Technology Skills
Library of Congress  Ask a Librarian, Digital Collections, Interlibrary Loan
Interactive Achievement 

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
 
Journey to Forever
K12 Reader
Lifehack - 10 benefits to reading 
Virginia Department of Education 
Educurious 
Easybib
Aplusmath
Saylor.org
Study Guide Zone
Apex Learning 
Virtual Virginia