Housman Library

 

Joyce Moore Librarian

713-251-5900

joyce.moore@springbranchisd.com

Family Library Night: Come to the library to use computers, check out books, or just to hang out.

Thursdays, 6:00 pm - 8:00pm.

October 27; November 3; November 10; November 17

In addition to Family Library Night, the library is open for parents to come check out books during regular school hours.

HOUSMAN SYMBALOO PAGE ACCESS:

http://www.symbaloo.com/home/mix/13eP26cLKF

username: housmantx@gmail.com

password: hmemustangs

Welcome to Our Library!

Spring Branch ISD is committed to ensuring that library resources and services are a vital part of every student's continuous learning experience. The Spring Branch ISD library web pages are your center for information and research.

Please contact your campus librarian for assistance and information on resources.

Library Happenings: 

October 11 - 14, 2016: Book Fair!

The library will hold a book fair the week of October 11 - 14. The book fair will be open:

Monday - Wednesday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

August 22, 2016: Welcome Back!

It's good to be back! I hope you had a wonderful summer!

Parents, you are also welcome to come to the library to check out books. We will have Family Library Night, or you may come 11:30am - 1:00 pm. Parents may check out up to 10 books. More information will be coming about Family Library Night.

I can't wait to see you in the library!

February 1 - 29: Read Nation

Housman will be participating in Read Nation again this year. This program is sponsored by the Houston Rockets. Students will log the number of minutes they read on a calendar for the month of February. On March 1, they will turn in the calendars to be tabulated. The results will be sent to the Houston Rockets organization. Schools all over the Houston area are competing to see who reads the most minutes. The winning school receives several prizes from the Rockets organization.

January 27, 2016: Bluebonnet Voting

Each year, a group of librarians choose a list of 20 books to nominate for the Texas Bluebonnet Award. Students all over Texas in grades three - six read at least 5 of the nominees and then vote on their favorite. This year we had 13 students vote at Housman. The Housman favorite was The Vanishing Coin by Kate Egon. Now we are waiting to see if the Housman favorite wins the award.

January 19, 2016: AR Trip to Dairy Queen

Four students were taken to Dairy Queen for an AR reading trip today. We almost had to reschedule or relocate. When we got there, there was a sign on the door saying they didn't have any ice cream. As we debated on what to do, the manager came out and said they had some ice cream at the moment, but we needed to hurry before it melted. Their ice cream machine was on the blitz. Much to the pleasure of the students, we got our ice cream. Thank you, Ms. Hanne, for coming with us!

January 15, 2016: 20/20 Day

We celebrated National Eye Care Month with 20/20 Day today. Students who wore their glasses to school were allowed to eat their lunch in the library. They were given a brownie and ice cream for dessert. We had 107 students come to lunch!

December 22, 2015: New Books!

Thirty new titles have been added to our Capstone account. Check them out!

December 7 - 11, 2015: Hour of Code

This week in the library, students learned the basics of Computer Science. Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students programmed BeeBots. Third, fourth, and fifth graders used code.org to guide characters and solve puzzles.

November 16, 2015: Champions are Readers

Today we celebrated second and third graders who completed their reading challenge. The ladies of Pi Beta Phi challenged the students to set a reading goal for a month. Those who reached their goal were invited to a celebration. These students received a certificate, ribbon, and a free book. All they had to do was read! Thank you, Pi Beta Phi!

November 6, 2015: Author's Luncheon

Yum, yum, spaghetti! The budding authors of Housman Elementary were celebrated with lunch in the library. Students came to Literacy Night and requested a bare book. They then wrote their own original story and illustrated it. The books that were returned were entered in an author's contest. The judges had a hard time choosing the winners, all the books were wonderful. Winners enjoyed spaghetti, carrots, brownies, and ice cream. Thank you Ms. Cliett for organizing Literacy Night and the luncheon!

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Media Resources:

  • AP Multi-Media Photo Archive
  • Video-Streaming Collection
  • Professional Resources
 
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Useful Links
& Downloads:

Destiny Catalog

eBooks:

Big Universe

Capstone

eSebco

FollettShelf

OverDrive

Research:

BrainPop

Britannica 

KidsInfoBits

National Geographic Kids

PebbleGo

PowerKids Earth and Space Science

PowerKids Life Science

PowerKids Physical Science

See your librarian for usernames and passwords.



 
Need more information?
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librarian.