Read and Review for a Chance to Win a Kindle Fire

CaptureCobb County Public Library is sponsoring a summer reading program for students from local schools. Between May 26th and July 22nd, students may submit up to 10 book reviews through the CCPL form at cobbcat.org/teenreview. Each entry will be entered for a chance to win one of four Kindle Fires. Start reading and writing your reviews now, to be prepared to enter the contest early and often! Checkout CCPL’s collection of books by searching CobbCat.org. For information on obtaining a CCPL card read the Applying for a Cobb County Library Card post.

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February Contest Winner!

Congratulations to 10th grader Amara Holland, the Media Center’s February contest winner!  Of the 337 contest entries, Amara’s guess of 584 chocolate kisses was the only guess of the exact number.

Feb 2016 Winner

Be sure to hop into the Media Center in March to check out a book.  Students checking out a book will be entered to win a chocolate bunny!

New Books & eBooks!

eBookMany of the books for our last major order of the school year have arrived and been processed.  Stop by the library to browse the new books that are on display and available for checkout.  We also ordered 77 new eBooks that can be quickly downloaded to your device by using a QR code reader. Wheeler Library’s eBooks have no due date, so you may keep them as long as you like, without needing to renew!  Look for the posters listing our newest eBooks on the columns as you enter the library.  Ask a Wheeler Library staff member if you would like a recommendation for a QR reader app, or a demonstration on how you can access the eBooks from a link in our online catalog.

Free Review Materials for Standardized Tests

Want to know more about what to expect on the state-mandated End of Course assessment for your class?  Need to find review materials to prepare for the current SAT or the new SAT that will start in March of 2016?  You will find great free resources to guide your studies on WheelerLibrary.com’s Career & Test Preparation page.  To prepare for the EOCs take a look at the Study/Resource Guide for your subject, and review the key ideas that are outlined for each unit in the guide.  To learn more about the changes in the SAT format read the Current SAT vs. New SAT overview, then follow the practice links in the Test Preparation area near the top of WheelerLibrary.com’s Career & Test Preparation page.

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November Contest Results – Matching Wheeler Admins with Their Favorite or Most Memorable Book

Of the approximately 130 entries for Wheeler Library’s November contest the closest answer was from Jabez Anthony.  Jabez correctly matched five administrators with their favorite or most memorable book.  What is the probability of that?  Here is the complete list:

Administrator – Favorite/Most Memorable Book
Mr. Barnes – 23 Minutes in Hell
Mr. Church – Into the Wild
Dr. Crooks – Junie B. Jones:  Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!
Dr. Giles – Runaway Jury 
Dr. Havis – How Stella Got Her Groove Back
Mr. Jones – The Grapes of Wrath 
Ms. Joyner – I know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Dr. Stark – How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Mr. Stroempl – Heart of Darkness

November WinnerCongratulations to Jabez, who won a Wheeler Grounds coffee card, a Chic-fil-A gift card, a sundry of writing utensils, and a fun pack of mustache sticky notes.  Ask for an entry form for the current contest when you check out a book from the library.  For our next contest the closest guess to the number of candy canes in the jar wins.

Library Database Password Access Anytime You Need It!

If you find yourself working on an assignment off-campus and need to access a password protected resource from WheelerLibrary.com, do not worry if you cannot find the password sticker that you picked up on your last visit to the library.  You will be able to see all of the library passwords by joining our Google Classroom.  First go to Drive.Google.com and login using the following format: first.last@wheelerhigh.com for your email address, and your student number followed by whs as the password (i.e., john.doe@wheelerhigh.com, 12345whs).  Then, go to Classroom.Google.com and join Wheeler Library’s class using the code 9winjd0.  Look in the announcement stream for a link to the current passwords.  Please stop by the library if you have any difficulty getting connected with our Google Classroom.

You may also access some of our resources through Cobb Digital Library, where you can log in with your student ID number and the password read.  Try the Databases link at the left to see if you can find what you need.DBPasswords