About the Glebe Media Center

Author Hena Khan to ‘Visit’ Glebe!

Author Hena Khan

We are excited to announce that the author Hena Khan will visit Glebe virtually on Thursday, March 18th! She will share her journey of becoming an author and ‘finding her voice’ with all students. Families have the opportunity to purchase her books – including her newest chapter book ‘Amina’s Song’ – through R.E.A.D. (Read Early and Daily) via the following link: https://www.readearlyanddaily.org/glebe-author-visit-hena-khan.


Help us welcome Hena Khan and enter our raffle for one of Hena’s books! 

raffle

Enter the raffle by posting on our Hena Khan padlet. Post a welcome drawing/poster, add a question for Hena, share a recommendation for one of Hena’s books, design a new book cover for one of Hena’s books, or tell Hena about your favorite book or about some of your favorite things. Remember to add your NAME and GRADE to your post. Please post by March 15th in order to be entered into our raffle for one of her books!


Glebe Grab & Go Books – Update for return to school!

  • Put book holds in to the library catalog – Destiny Discover – by Wednesday evenings
  • Log in to Destiny Discover to see if the books you put on hold are in your Checkouts
  • Pick up books at the front of Glebe on Fridays from 2:30-3:30
  • We are working on a system to deliver books to hybrid students at school – we hope to get this up and running the week of March 8th
  • Put up to 5 books on hold at a time
  • If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Wine (kristin.wine@apsva.us) or Mr. Rene (rene.arana@apsva.us)

Click here to get a Grab & Go Book Flyer for easy reference!

How do I get books? 

There are two options – please choose one:

OR

  • We pick the books –  Fill out this Google Form (also on the left hand side of our webpage) to let us know your child’s interests and we will select books for you. This is a great option for younger students or those who may not know a specific title or author they want to read.

How do I pick up my books?

Important: Before coming to Glebe on Fridays, please remember to check your account (see this video to learn how to do this) to see if books have been checked out to you. If books you put on hold are listed under Checkouts, that means that they (or replacement “to try” book(s) ) will be waiting for you to pick up on Friday. Come to the front of Glebe and tell us your name. We will get your bag of book(s) to you as quickly as possible. If you are not able to come to Glebe on Fridays between 2:30-3:30 pm, the books will be available for pick up in the school office between 8:30-4, M-F. If the books are not picked up within 2 weeks, we will return them to the library.

How do I return books?

Returns can be placed in the Book Drop outside of Glebe at any time.

Have more questions?

Check out our FAQs on the left-hand side of this page. If you have further questions, feel free to contact Mrs. Wine or Mr. Rene.


Accessing ebooks & audiobooks using MackinVIA

Glebe has over 7,000 ebooks and audiobooks available through MackinVIA. There are multiple ways to find books – search by title, author’s name, or keyword, or browse categories of books such as sports or books in Spanish. Once you find books of interest, you can read right away or checkout and download the book to a device to read offline.

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Wine or Mr. Rene


Mission:

The mission of the Glebe Elementary School Library is to inspire and empower students to become life-long readers, skilled researchers, and proficient in media technology.


Philosophy:

The Glebe Elementary Library functions under the philosophy of being the heart of the school’s academic program. Our goal is to serve as the school’s learning commons where students and teachers come together to access and create new knowledge. The library collection is current, which provides users with information that will meet their various educational needs. Students are encouraged to read to enhance their learning experience, as well as for enjoyment, in order to continually improve their intellectual development.


Library Hours:

We are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Students may visit the library to check out books and do independent research during this time.


The Collection:

The library has more than 15,000 resources for use by students, teachers, and parents.  The collection is mainly comprised of print resources: picture books, easy readers, fiction, non-fiction, biography, and reference. In addition, we have audiobooks and periodicals for students and teachers.


Parents:

Please note that our library collection serves students in grades Pre-K through 5 with a range of reading and maturity levels. As we get to know your child, we can help make good recommendations. In the meantime, please let your child know that if they are uncomfortable with any book or e-book they read, they can return it immediately and make a different selection.


Our Staff:

Kristin Wine – Library Media Specialist

René Arana – Library Media Assistant


Library Hours:

Monday- Friday

8:30am-4:00pm


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