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Virtual Library -- Summer Edition!
 
Join us every Tuesday at 2 pm for Summer in the Library, a chance to get together, play some games, chat about books and stay connected while school is out. Request the Zoom link here.
 
If you're doing summer reading, try this Virtual Library Bingo to inspire something new! Send or bring your completed Bingo to the Fisher Library in the fall for a prize. Don't forget to check out the Recommended Reading lists for some new book ideas. 
 
And don't forget about using Sora to borrow e-books from Fisher and from the public library!
 
 

Virtual Library Week
May 25th through 29th

Orphan Eleven imageGennifer Choldenko is the best-selling author of over a dozen books, including Al Capone Does My Shirts. Her latest book, Orphan Eleven, will be released on May 26th. Listen to a chapter and pre-order the book from Hicklebee’s to be signed by the author! Sign up here for the Zoom link.

Hicklebee’s Virtual Book Fair (until May 31st)

Get a start on summer reading, or pick a personalized autographed copy of Gennifer Choldenko’s new books before her visit. You’ll support Fisher’s library and classrooms, and our local bookstore! (Delivery or curbside pickup available: be sure to put Fisher Middle School in the notes.)

Scholastic Virtual Book Fair (free shipping all summer long!)
Shop for summer reading and support Fisher’s library and classrooms.  All purchases earn 25% for Fisher. 

 

Find your next great read from the Fisher 6th Grade!

Check out selected book reviews from Fisher’s 6th grade, or try their Choose Your Own Genre tool to get a personalized recommendation.


FISHER LIBRARY DURING SCHOOL CLOSURE
 
Hello students! We miss you, so let's stay connected and reading while we are doing school remotely (and don't worry about any library books you have checked out). Try this Virtual Library Bingo if you are missing the library!
 
Our public libraries have lots of online resources (e-books, streaming music and movies, and more) that your Fisher ID lets you access (check below for how to get them). You can also check out some recommended reading with links to finding those books online. The District Library Resources page has even more online resources to help you while school is closed, and we've got activities for book lovers at the bottom of this page. 
 
Ms. Bateman will be available for virtual flex period on Fridays from 12:00-12:35 pm to help with any questions you may have about assignments, finding e-books or other resources or just to check in (request your "flex pass" here).
 
Plus, join your librarians for a virtual Lunchtime in the Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30-1:00 to chat about what we're reading and reconnect (request the invite through this Google Form). Hope to see you soon! 

 
NEW! SORA for OverDrive / SORA for OverDrive
SORA: E-BOOKS FOR STUDENTS
Fisher students are now able to borrow e-books from the Fisher Library and from the Santa Clara County libraries using Sora, from OverDrive. Our library has a small collection of "classics" to begin, and the public libraries are adding new e-books every day. Have a request for an e-book for the Fisher Library to get? Request it here!
 
Use your Google credentials (Fisher email and password) at https://soraapp.com/library/lgusdca to get started! Here's how:
 
 
 
Getting library books while the Fisher Library is closed! 
 
All students can borrow e-books and audiobooks from the Santa Clara County Library's very extensive collection using their student ID numbers. Here's a short video on how to do that. 

Audible is providing thousands of free audiobooks during school closures for kids from preK-grade 12 through their "stories" site. 

Virtual Book Fair! 

Hicklebee's is giving us a book fair online! They are offering curbside pickup for books ordered online and Fisher gets a portion of the proceeds.

1. Go to https://www.hicklebees.com/bookfairs2020
2. Select “Curbside Pickup”
3. Write Fisher Middle School in the comments section of the order page for Fisher to receive credit.
 

Online Activities for Book Lovers!
 

For all AMULET fans, Kazu Kibuishi created some unique coloring pages based on favorite characters from the series. Coloring can be very calming in stressful times. Here's my favorite (follow the link above for many more):
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Welcome to the R.J. Fisher Library!
 
Regular Library Hours
Monday: 9:00-3:15
Tuesday-Friday: 8:00-3:00
 
Use the Online Catalog to find books.
 
Check the links at the right for these virtual resources:
  • Research Resources: Encyclopedia Britannica, ProQuest research databases
  • Research Support: Citing sources, finding images, finding quotations, help with grammar and writing 
  • Reading Lists: New fiction lists, series information
  • Project Resources: Links for classroom projects

Contact us:
Amity Bateman, Teacher Librarian
Phone: 408-335-2365
 
Sally Moiseff, Library Specialist