Wednesday, August 29, 2018

What BLA Librarians Can Do for You

As teachers, there are many demands on your time.  Your BLA librarians (Ann, Sara & Mary) are eager to assist you with your instructional goals.  


  • Databases
    • Research Skills
    • From a quick overview to an in-depth lesson, we'll work with your classes to help them find the best resources possible for any project.
  • Citations
    • When your students are working on anything that needs citations, let us teach the citation lesson for you before they get too far along in the project.
  • Technology integration
    • Tutorials
    • Recommendations
    • Co-teaching
    • Digital citizenship
  • Makerspace activities that correlate to your instructional unit
    • The Origami and Gyotaku (Japanese fish painting) Lesson was a hit with Social Studies teachers and their students when they were studying Japan.
  • AP/SAT/ACT Test Prep and Shmoop
    • Let us help you set up classes to track your students' practice and teach your students how to use the platforms.
  • Poster design
    • Powerpoint
    • Photoshop
  • Moviemaker
  • Apps - Overdrive, Goosechase, Kahoot, Padlet, etc.
  • Classes just for teachers - demos, etc.

Other Services

  • BreakoutEDU - Students use teamwork and critical thinking with content-aligned clues to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open the locked box.  Games are available for all content areas.
  • Book talks in your classroom
    • We'll read book excerpts or provide audiobook clips to interest your students in reading.
  • Little Classroom Libraries
    • Small collections of books(5-7) on any topic for teachers to display in their rooms and check out to students to promote reading in their classes.
  • The Next Chapter Book Club
    • We meet in the elab for lunch (on us!) four times a year.  You and your students are invited to join us.  More than just a discussion.
  • Battle of the Books
    • Ne format in conjunction with Region One.
  • Displays!
    • We love to display student work in the library.  We have 6 lockable, glass display cases and the tops of our low bookshelves.  We can also hang work in the rotunda.
  • Order books, videos, and more for you and your students to check out or use in the library.

Contact us at to start collaborating today.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Change is a good thing.

We made some changes to our library and we hope you will agree that change is a good thing.  


Finding what you need for your next project is easier with these new storage bins. 


Yea!  We have more space now.   

Art Prints

Browse the art prints on this wall and check them out for a 3 month period.

Quiet Study Room

Need a calm, quiet place to study?  Visit our Quiet Study Area.