Library

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Welcome to the WMS Library Homepage!

(Last updated 8/27/2020)

 

Mrs. Mathis is the teacher-librarian at the WMS library and is joined by her assistant, Mrs. Baldwin. Although we are attending school virtually right now, reading and technology lives on!  I'll teach you how to check out eBooks and Audiobooks and can help you place holds on books from our library. Then, we'll check them out to you for pick-up.  Take a look around this website for helpful information.

 

Technology

 

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Need Tech Support?  If you're having issues with your Chromebook or Hot Spot, please email me at mmathis@osd.wednet.edu and I will troubleshoot with you.  If we can't figure it out, call 360-596-8530.  Leave a detailed voice message and OSD Tech Support will get back to you ASAP.  Let's make sure everyone's Chromebook is working before the school year begins!

 

For any student that needs a Chromebook or if you're an 8th grade grad who needs a HS Chromebook, make an appointment with the District tech office by calling 350-596-8530 or go to this link:  https://calendly.com/osdtech/chromebook-pick-up.

  

 

SecURLy Parent Portal
Monitor your child's online activity:

https://osd.wednet.edu/departments/technology/1_1_chromebooks/family_resources/sec_u_r_ly_parent_portal


Reading

 

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Check out the new Destiny Discover catalog look!  Click here for a tutorial on how to navigate our new look!

 

Place a book on hold using the process described in the above link.  I will pull your book(s), bag them for you, and have them available for curbside pick-up.  I'll meet you at the front of the school, wearing a mask, during one of these time slots:  

          Mondays 5pm - 6pm

          Wednesdays 11am - 1pm

          Thursdays 5pm - 6pm

Follow this schedule for book returns as well.

 

 

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Newly added to the WMS Library collection:  31 eBooks have been added to the Destiny Catalog which you can self-checkout from home!  View the list HERE

 

Here are instructions on how to check them out yourself.

 

 

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The Olympia School District has partnered with the Timberland Regional Library to provide a username and password to all OSD students.  LEARN HOW to download eBooks or Audiobooks right onto your device without leaving home!  

 

     username = osdusername   (osd+your username)

     password = mmdd    (of your birthday)


 More free audiobooks are available from 
Junior Library Guild.  Access without creating a username and password.  More Audiobooks can be found at Open Library.

 

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.....and even more free audiobooks are available from Sora -- find it under your Google waffle for easy access.  Here are some of the new books just added to Sora:

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Click Here for instructions on how to access ebooks from Sora.

 

 

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Know of a good book the WMS library doesn't have?  Submit your suggestion here.

 


 

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If school was in-person, would you be in the library every day?  Do you want to be up on the latest book discussions?  Do you want a library atmosphere even though we're all at home?  Consider joining a weekly book chat via Zoom! Email me at mmathis@osd.wednet.edu to ask to join our Chat-N-Chew book club or our new  Schoology group.  Join the Schoology group yourself by using the code HKMR-QBV4-S336K  All are welcome here!

 

 

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View these fantastic book trailers created by WMS students.  They are grouped by genre and 
feature some of the newest and hottest books in the library!  Click on the image above to access
these exciting videos.

 

 

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Common Sense Media Resources About Race and Racism

Click here for articles and lists of media recommendations to help parents, educators, and others spark important conversations regarding race and racism.  A review of movies, books, and a weekly podcast can be found here.