Prevent the "Summer Slide" by keeping your brain fresh and snappy with reading and other fun activities this summer! Explore the activities below, and HAVE FUN! We cannot wait to see you all back in the library next year!
We want you to keep reading this summer, so effective immediately we have renewed all books through September 15, 2021! Woohoo! Feel free to return, renew, or even get more books out to keep for the entire summer. Yes, you read that correctly, for the ENTIRE SUMMER! Students who have their parent/guardian's permission can get out even more great books! Just ask your ELA teacher for the permission slip below, or print it out yourself, or just have your parent/guardian email us that you have their permission, at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bring your permission slip in and let your ELA teacher know you'd like to visit the library and they will set-up a time with us for you to come down. Or take a look at our catalog to see all of the great books you can choose from, and then request them through our MMS Library Book Request Form. Happy Reading!
Great news! Our Sora reading platform has launched! Do the following to access free ebooks :
And more great news is that you can also access ebooks from the Clinton-Essex-Franklin School Library System! Just do the following:
Story Spheres are fascinating. Have you seen them? Or maybe even made one? If you haven't seen them yet, Story Spheres is a free web-based platform that allows you to make your own Virtual Reality environments, and also check out spheres that others have made. Take a look at the one above from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in Australia to see how they work, and then jump into making one of your own. I am working on one right now and it is a lot easier then I was expecting - check it out!
I am really really REALLY looking forward to visiting the ocean in about a month, so I was just super psyched to discover Sanctuaries 360°: EXPLORE THE BLUE, 4 virtual dive galleries that put you under water and allow you to explore, VR style. I explored them all, and they are all great, but my favorite was "Shipwreck Alley", where you get to explore the D.M. Wilson, a shipwreck in Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. It seemed so real, I felt like I could actually smell the ocean! Check it out!
This free and fun online escape room experience takes place inside the world famous Opera House in Sydney, Australia. You will need to solve puzzles and riddles, and figure out the password in each room, to move around and to escape the maze of backstage rooms underneath the opera house. I am thinking that Mrs. Perham and Mr. Soper might enjoy this game as well, as there are quite a few classical music references, which makes sense, as the setting is in an Opera House, lol. Have fun, and let me know if you escaped :)