Library Happenings


As the end of the semester quickly approaches, please encourage students to return any overdues or renew them.

  • Just a quick reminder that school policy is that if student's book(s) are overdue ( staff are excluded from this😃 ) at the end of the semester, the BOE requires we bill students via Skyward. Reminder emails are sent to them weekly, and letters will be sent home this week to encourage them to return their materials. IF they renew or return their books, they will not be billed.

  • The library has two book drops in the library and one under the stairs on the 1st floor of the west wing to drop books. If you need books renewed, just email myself or

    • Thank you in advance for encouraging students to renew or return!

Upcoming Book Order...

I am working on my book order (due in April) for next fall. If you have a book, audiobook, or e-books you'd love to use or think the library should order, fill-out this form for consideration.

Current Library Displays

& Contests

*Email Mrs. Burke if you are interested in checking out any of these books.

March Library Contests

Women's History Month Trivia Contest: Week #2

Each week in March, check-out library window display or any of our social media for the Women's History Weekly Trivia contest. Staff and students may enter each week until they win!

Don't forget your bookmark!

Back by popular demand...pickle bookmarks are here! The #1 most popular scratch and sniff bookmark is now available @ each circulation desk. Get them while they last! We also have School Theatre Month bookmarks (thank you Kate Lindsay).

Library Aides created Potato Head characters displaying Various character's traits on individual Jamboards. See examples below!

Overbooked Book Club

Overbooked (SHS's book club) has been meeting after school virtually, and we are excited about the possibility of meeting in person soon! We are finishing Internment (by: Samira Ahmed).

  • Our next book club will be April 13th during ELO.

  • Do you know any students interested in book club for next year? We have several seniors this year, so we are always looking for new members. Encourage them to join with this link (also on my library site).

March and April

#MoreThanBooks #TakeAndMake

Take And Make March

#Makerspace #MoreThanBooks #FlextangleZentangles

Stop by the library's west entrance and grab a template to create your own zentangle flextangle.

What are zentagles and how can they help your social emotional wellbeing? Learn more from this handout from the KU Spencer Museum of Art to learn more.

Stop by the library (on the west side) to contribute to our community string art project!

Upcoming Maker Events...

Thanks to the Salina Education Foundation's Sudden Opportunity Grant, we will have several more maker events and/or take and makes coming up.

Burke's Book Shelf

Just finished...

3.5 out of 5 stars

Recommended for any middle grade/high schoolers who loved Black Panther OR Nic Stone books.

Available @ our library

From Goodreads:

An original, upper-middle-grade series starring the break-out character from the Black Panther comics and films: T'Challa's younger sister, Shuri! Crafted by New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone. Shuri is a skilled martial artist, a genius, and a master of science and technology. But, she's also a teenager. And a princess. This story follows Shuri as she sets out on a quest to save her homeland of Wakanda.

For centuries, the Chieftain of Wakanda (the Black Panther) has gained his powers through the juices of the Heart-Shaped Herb. Much like Vibranium, the Heart-Shaped Herb is essential to the survival and prosperity of Wakanda. But something is wrong. The plants are dying. No matter what the people of Wakanda do, they can't save them. And their supply is running short. It's up to Shuri to travel from Wakanda in order to discover what is killing the Herb, and how she can save it, in the first volume of this all-new, original adventure.

Currently Reading...

Four out of five stars

Highly recommended for people who love time travel and any other of Schwab's books (her others are available @ our library).

On order...

From Goodreads:

"A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget.

France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.

Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.

But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name."

Book Library Time

With students back full time, students and staff are welcome anytime. We will still encourage sanitizing hands when students enter, but we are excited to get back to "normal". Just have the student fill out their tracker to the library.

Scheduling Time with the Librarian

To schedule a collaboration on a lesson, you may add your name to this spreadsheet, call (x3747), or email ( I can also bring reserve carts to your classroom or create a digital collection for a project.

Library Scheduler / Lesson Planner 2020-21

Students and Staff may still place book holds in our Destiny (our electronic catalog). Watch the video below.

The Google form below the video will allow students to schedule pick-up or delivery.

Students will pick-up from the WEST doors of the library from our library assistant or library aides.

Holds 20.mp4

How can the library's resources help with Continued Digital Learning?

No paper textbook/ print book access this semester? No problem...

South High's library catalog has e-books and interactive books that can be accessed by a single student or a whole class.

    • Need a independent read or a whole class textbook? Destiny Discover has hundreds of electronic books and interactive books that can be accessed by students and/or teachers logging in with their school Google account.

      • Click here for directions regarding how to login to Destiny Discover for yourself or your students (these can be shared easily in Google Classroom).

        • Many new eBooks and interactive books were added with my last order.

      • Lightboxes and interactive books can be accessed by the whole class at once, and they embed You Tube videos, Google Earth, quizzes, and other interactive features. They are a great flipped classroom opportunity.

        • Watch the video below to see how to access and use the interactive books.

how to access ebooks March 2020

Ed Tech Corner

Jamboard in the Classroom

If you haven't tried Jamboard yet, it's one of my favorite go to Google apps. You can now upload backgrounds, and when our district updates Google (hopefully soon), there will be many more features. The assignment below was made for my library aides in Jamboard. You can share it so that each student gets a copy or the whole class is on one. So many options!

Tech Repairs and Fixes:

Student & Staff

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