Sharyland ISD Libraries Participate in Power Up At Your Library Week

Sharyland ISD Libraries Participate in Power Up At Your Library Week
Posted on 10/18/2017
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 Sharyland ISD Libraries Participate in Power Up At Your Library Week

Sharyland ISD Libraries Participate in Power Up At Your Library Week


On July 21, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a certificate officially declaring October 1-7, 2017 as Power Up at Your Library Week (Power Up Week).

This year 10 Sharyland ISD campuses participated in Power Up at Your Library Week.  Campus librarians registered their school to highlight innovation, leadership, and technology centered work generated in today’s libraries.  Schools registered included B.L. Gray Junior High School, Donna Wernecke Elementary, Harry Shimotsu Elementary, John H. Shary Elementary, Lloyd & Dolly Bentsen Elementary, Sharyland Pioneer High School, Romulo D. Martinez Elementary, Ruben Hinojosa Elementary, Sharyland High School, and Sharyland Advanced Academic Academy.

Librarians planned activities, competitions, and events built around the Power Up theme.  A Power Up at Your Library toolkit was shared at the September 22nd District Librarian Meeting.  At Harry Shimotsu Elementary, the Shimotsu Read Blue Club launched the “Feed the Body & Feed the Mind” service project.  Club members in grades 5 & 6 with instruction from Librarian Zulema Bewley used Canva or Google Docs to create flyers promoting this project.  At Sharyland Pioneer High School, Librarian Janie Flores challenged her book club to read a TAYSHAS 2017 book and create a Google Slide promoting the book that will be played on the television monitors across campus.  Librarian Eva Ramos at Donna Wernecke Elementary promoted authors and books with a selfie using iPads and creating a Buncee presentation.  John H. Shary Elementary librarian Monica Silva engaged students with Escape the Classroom:  The Librarian’s Challenge.  Students used reading skills to solve problems, and clues to help someone escape being trapped in a book.  Students at Ruben Hinojosa Elementary used a Maker Space cart provided by campus librarian Elizabeth Moreno to invent and create.  Let Colors De-Stress You was the activity at B.L. Gray Junior High School.  Librarian Wenndy Pray invited teachers to visit the library during their conference period to color while listening to music in the background.  Librarian Oneida Aleman introduced eBooks to students at Romulo D. Martinez Elementary using MackinVIA.  Students at Lloyd & Dolly Bentsen Elementary read picture books and created book trailers using online apps with guidance from Librarian Jose Guerrero.  Students at Sharyland High School and SA3 participated in a Caption Contest using Britannica Image Quest and a fall maker space activity with pumpkin decorations.  SHS/SA3 librarian is Nicole Cruz.

The Powered Libraries campaign seeks to broaden the public awareness of library services and provide resources for librarians to promote libraries as vital institutions in their communities.  Last year, libraries across the state hosted over 300 creative programs for Power Up at Your Library Day. More than 30,000 library users, librarians, library staff, stakeholders, and dignitaries participated in the festivities. www.poweredlibraries.org  #poweredlibraries