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  • 2021 Diversity Reading Challenge

    Increase the diversity of your reading! Read a book from each monthly challenge and complete a short reflection form to enter into a monthly gift card. You can read the books in any order, and books don't have to be from the library. Class assigned books count, too!

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  • Inclusion Stories Book List

    We have many fiction and nonfiction stories that showcase inclusion. These stories are about people who have ability challenges, anxiety disorders, and physical challenges such as blindness. Maybe you can relate to some of the challenges! Check out our list of recommended titles. Many are available on Sora as ebooks as well. Click on the headline to get to the list.

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  • Reader's Advisory Online Form

    Need help selecting a book? Use this form to let us help you! Click on the headline for the form.

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Need Help?

  • Do you have a question about research, eBooks, using our databases, or anything else library-related?  Email Mrs. Gottlieb or Mr. Hayward.  We are generally online from 8 am - 2 pm M-F, and will respond to your email as soon as possible.

    Tips for logging into Sora:

    • Be sure to use all lower case for your last name
    • If there is a Captcha box, check it before hitting enter.

    You can log in but can't open your book?  Try disconnecting and reconnecting to your Wi-Fi.  If that still doesn't work, see if you can open it on another device, such as a PC, tablet or phone (you will need to download the Sora app from your app store for mobile devices).

QUEST Research Guide


    The QUEST Research Model:  13 Skills to Know and Use

RAP (Research Assistance Program) with a Librarian

  • Starting a new research project and don't know where to begin?  Hitting a road block in your research?  Can't find the right source?  Help is available!  Schedule a RAP session with a librarian!
    Use the Research Assistance Program (RAP) to meet with a librarian for individualized research help.
    • Complete the Google Form
    • Note times/dates available
    • Provide topic information
    • You will receive a confirmation email with meeting time

    Questions?  Email Mrs. Gottlieb


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