The Hammond Public Library cordially invites teens in grades 7-12 to attend four programs during the month of February. All programs are free. For more information, please call Ms. Aysha Haq, teen librarian at the Hammond Public Library, at (219) 931-5100, ext. 351 or visit the library's website at http://www.hammond.lib.in.us/.
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
The Morton High School Library Media Center's Facebook page features:
- library news and programming information;
- coverage of library events;
- Morton Book Club happenings;
- book and author highlights;
- OverDrive/Sora updates;
- and here and there, a quirky post or two of literary interest.
Monday, January 7, 2019
The Hammond Public Library is now accepting entries for the 18th annual Hammond Reads Essay Contest. The contest is open to any student in grade levels K-12 who lives in or attends school in Hammond and to any adult or senior adult who lives in, works in, or goes to school in Hammond. This year’s theme is “Tell us about your favorite character from a book who acted courageously, and why you like this character." Entries must include the book title and author.
Teachers are encouraged to make this a class project and may submit the top three entries from each class. Entries submitted from schools must include school name, address, teacher’s name, and grade.
All entrants receive a certificate of participation. Winners are awarded in the following categories: Kindergarten; first through eighth grades; high school; adult; and senior adult. Entries may be submitted to the Hammond Public Library, 564 State Street, Hammond, IN 46320 or to the School City of Hammond Administration Building, 41 Williams Street, Hammond, IN 46320 by Friday, Jan. 25 at 4 p.m. Judging will take place in February, and winners will be invited to read their essays at an awards ceremony in April.
Details are on the Hammond Reads Facebook page. Contest flyers are available in Morton's Library Media Center. Interested writers also are invited to contact Linda Swisher at the Hammond Public Library directly at (219) 931-5100, Ext. 310 or email@example.com.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Library Media Center student interns (left to right) Christina Evanich, Keaira Miller, Nueletzy Escorza,
and Bianca Roman relax next to their holiday book sculptures.
Bianca Roman's friends initially questioned her decision to become an intern. "They thought it would be boring in the library," she said. "But it's not. There's something different to do every day." One of the tasks Bianca has been assisting with is building next year's new book order. The task requires researching newly published young adult books, adding them to a book list for future purchasing, and keeping track of which books are part of a series. "I enjoy reading about new books and organizing the information I find, she added."
Nueletzy Escorza puts the finishing touches on the Library Media
Center's Banned Books display.
Nueletzy Escorza said she did not realize how much assistance the library provides to the rest of the building. "Whenever there are problems with any kind of technology...a Chromebook, a Promethean board, STI...people always call or come to the library," she added. "I enjoy working at the circulation desk, checking books out and in. It's not that hard to return books. Students can always renew them if they're not finished...before they become overdue."
Keaira Miller said she enjoys helping people, too. "There's a lot to do," she added. "But I enjoy working on the displays the best. That's where my creativity comes out. I would recommend the internship to other students."
Library media specialist Ms. Kelly Hladek is very pleased with the interns' efforts. "We try to make sure our interns get one step closer to being 'career ready' after spending a semester with us," she said. "These students are some of Morton's finest. Any employer would be happy to have them on board."
Friday, December 7, 2018
|Morton HS Governors Jessica and Jennifer Martinez (back row, to the right) helped students at Harding |
Elementary School earn their Hour of Code certificates.
It's been Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 3-9, 2018), and schools around the world have been celebrating the field of computer science by encouraging students to participate in one hour of coding activities. Hour of Code is sponsored by the non-profit organization Code.org and is supported by a number of other corporations, including Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google. The annual movement spotlights the importance of computer programming in today's society.
Governors (and former Hess Hawks) Adan Huerta, Hugo Patino, and
Ernesto Rojo returned to their elementary school to help students earn
their Hour of Code certificates.