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Welcome to Brookland’s Digital Library Information Page!

Staff:
Letitia Coffin – Librarian
Chad Kroll – Librarian
Patricia Hudson – Library Assistant

Our Mission: To empower students and staff to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information.

Interested in some of the best things that we did this year?  Click Here!

eLibrary – HCPS Online Library Catalog

Henrico Databases can be accessed through Clever. However, we have provided three specific ones to help our students to read more and do research better (The next one is Password Protected):
Student ID Number Required for Follet Shelf. 

Henrico County Summer Reading List

Big6 Organizer

Curious about what to read next? Try these links:
Novelist - K-8 Plus is a great source for finding your next GREAT read!
What Should I Read Next is a nice, interactive site that suggests titles similar to ones you may have read in the past
Lastly, The Book Seer is a nice site where a virtual "seer" looks for books that are similar to ones the "seeker" may have read in the past. It is really cute!

This link is for students and teachers to connect to the Audio versions of the “Bluford” series of books from Townsend Press. Once on the page, click on the cover image to download the audio file.

Henrico Public Library Catalog

Primary Sources on the Web

Citation Machine

Bibme

Library Policies and Procedures

Brookland’s library extends a wide range of services to both its faculty and students.

Mission Statement: To empower students and staff to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information.

Hours

  • The library will open for students at 8:05 AM and close at 3:50 PM Monday – Friday. In order to use the library after school, each student must have a signed permission note from his/her parent or guardian. This note must state that the student will be picked up from Brookland no later than 3:50 PM.
  • Periodically, the library may have to close early on Tuesdays for meetings.
  • During the school day, individual student use is permitted with a signed pass from a teacher.
  • Teachers may schedule class time in the library for reading, check outs, computer use instruction, and research.
  • Students will not be permitted to bring in outside food, drink, or gum into the library. 

Services
The library offers the following services and/or resources for students and teachers:

  • Dell computers with access to the Internet, MS Office and other programs provided by the County
  • Computer peripheral use of CD drives, cameras, and other peripherals
  • Networked library catalog with all HCPS Libraries and Henrico County Public Libraries
  • Extensive fiction, non-fiction, and reference collection
  • Several circulating magazine titles
  • Equipment check out for faculty (VCR’s, digital cameras, digital camcorders)
  • Bibliographies, special lessons and programs to meet the needs of teachers and students

Circulation Policies

  • Students may check out up to 5 items on their library card at any given time.
  • Students must have their library card with them in order to check out a book or magazine.
  • Students may keep their library books up to 3 weeks and magazines overnight.
  • Students may renew, reserve, and inter-library loan materials from other middle schools.
  • Students will be fined at the rate of $.05 per day for each overdue item. Students with fines totaling $5.00 or more will be blocked from checking out library materials.
  • Students will be charged $5.00 for any lost magazine or paperback book. Lost hard cover books are $16.00 but may be more depending on the replacement cost of the lost item.
What Do I Read Next?

Are you having a problem coming up with something to read next? Try these sites out!

Go to Clever and try out Novelist K-8 to find the next best read. It links to our catalog so you can immediately see if we have the book you are looking for!

Fantastic Fiction http:// www.fantasticfiction.co.uk Lists the entire Bibliography of an author as well as books they recommend and Read-a-like authors.

Novelist Plus at Henrico Public Library – http://www.henricolibrary.org/onlinesrvcs/Databases.asp (need an HPL card)

Book Adventure This is a free resource for students, parents, and teachers. this site helps students to pick books that meet their interest. Students can take quizzes to earn points toward prizes!

Guys Read A site dedicated to getting guys to read! They have recommendations for books that Guys will read. They also have a monthly “recommended read.”

What Should I Read Next (clicking titles for more info takes you to Amazon)

Bookseer (also affiliated with Amazon)

Read It! Loved It! (divided into boy picks and girl picks and then genres)

Your Next Read

Epic Reads This site is geared towards young adults and includes book reviews, author interviews, quizzes and book recommendations.

Scholastic Teacher Book Wizard (select “Search for Similar Books”)

Still Hungry for More Books like the Hunger Games? (has a really neat flow chart)

Big6 Organizer

Big6 Organizer (for completing projects!)