Elizabeth Parker, MLIS

ANNUAL BOOK FAIR IS COMING!

December 4 - December 8
7:45 to 2:30 Monday - Thursday
7:45 to 11:00 - Friday
Also Tuesday afternoon at 4:30
before the Holiday Concert!

More details to come!
Click here for Volunteer Link!
(Set-Up will begin at 7:00 the morning of Friday, December 1.  This is where I need several helpers who can move heavy cases and lift and empty boxes. Even if you can spare only 30 minutes, it will be so helpful!)  
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Veterans Day is Saturday, November 11

Students honored our veterans by contributing items to create a table setting based on Margot Theis Raven’s book “America’s White Table”. Here is a picture of the table set up in the library:

Remembering our Veterans at HVES

Our table will honor America's veterans

Thank You to all students who participated!

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These pumpkins were spotted in the library window!
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Fourth Graders Studied Native Americans
and Created Authentic Wigwams
Displayed in the Library

Fourth Grade Wigwam Display in Library

Fourth Grade Wigwam Display in Library
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Banned Books Week
was the last week in September.
During this week in the library,
 students celebrated the freedom to read.
Celebrate Banned Books Week

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Way To Go, Summer Readers!
Top Ten HVES Summer Readers!

Congratulations to Adilyn Gordon, 
the Top Summer Reader! 

The Top 10 Summer Readers 
pose in the library with
Mrs. Latto and Mr. Connors.

Harbor View Summer Readers
read a Grand Total
of 283,137 pages this summer!
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Read the '17-'18 SC Picture Book Award nominees (K-2nd)
'17-'18 SC Picture Book Award nominees brochure 
More info on Picture Book Award nominees

Read the '17-'18 SC Children's Book Award nominees (3rd-6th)
'17-'18 SC Children's Book Award nominees brochure
More info on Children's Book Award nominees

We will vote on our favorite book award nominees
in February, 2018!!!!

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STUDENTS, WHERE DO YOU LIKE TO READ?
In your bed? Your treehouse? A hammock?  A tent?  On a boat?
Take a digital picture of yourself reading in your favorite place
and send it to Mrs. Parker's email

(Elizabeth_parker@charleston.k12.sc.us)
so that it can be enlarged and decorate the library wall!
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The Winner of the 2016-2017 SC Picture Book Award is...
"Rags: Hero Dog of WWI" 


2016-2017 South Carolina Picture Book Award Winner!

The Winner of the 2016-2017 Children's Book Award is...
"El Deafo"


2016-2017 South Carolina Children's Book Award!

We have ALL OF THE 
2017-2018 South Carolina Book Award Nominees 
in the Harbor View library! 
We'll vote on our favorites in February, 2018!


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Mrs. Parker   

Welcome to the Harbor View Elementary School Library!

The Mission of the Harbor View Library is to inspire a lifelong love of reading and books and to teach students how to become effective users of information and technology.  In order to thrive in the workplace of the future, students must be literate in searching for, accessing, evaluating, and using information from a wide variety of sources, print and online.

I am in my twelfth year of teaching library classes here at Harbor View. Before that, I worked at the James Island branch of the Charleston County Public Library.  I received a Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina in 2005 and a teaching certification a year later.

In library class, students are encouraged to become critical thinkers through participation in discussions, exercises, and projects in which they are allowed to express and implement their own ideas for first-hand knowledge. Through being introduced to different genres and authors and listening to books and stories in library class, students learn that books can transport them to another land, that they are a great source of knowledge, and that they provide an inexpensive and easy way to entertain themselves anytime, anyplace. 

Listed below are some links that are helpful to Harbor View students:


Destiny Library Catalog

MackinVIA log in is Harbor View Elementary
Username is first 3 letters of last name, first 3 letters of first name, last 4 digits of school ID
Password is 123456

myOn Reading Program
Username is first 3 letters of last name, first 3 letters of first name, last 4 digits of school ID 
Password is 123456

DISCUS Kids

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 Did You Know…

That the fifth grade HVES news team provides a valuable service to the Harbor View community each day by enthusiastically taking charge of anchoring the news program every morning for the entire school to view?

That students are enjoying the “Get Caught Reading!” book promotion with the chance at having their names drawn on the Monday morning news show to have their picture taken for the wall outside the library?

That throughout the year students are introduced to the SC Picture Book Award nominees (K-2nd) and the SC Children’s Book Award Nominees (3rd – 6th) during library class and vote on their favorite one each February along with all the other SC schools to help decide the winners?

That Harbor View students checked out almost 28,000 books during the 2016-2017 school year, including myON and MackinVia ebooks?

That 143 students and teachers participated in the 2017 Summer Reading Program, and that we read a Grand Total of 283,137 pages?

That the Harbor View Library collection consists of over 8,000 volumes, 35% of those being Non-Fiction?

That the myON database is easily accessed above on this page?

That the MackinVia multi-colored link is also easily accessed above via the Destiny Library Catalog link?

                That the Harbor View Library is all about LITERACY?
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