Elizabeth Parker, MLIS



Jonathan Miller reading "A History of Wonder Dachshunds" to fifth graders

A Big Thank You to author/illustrator


Jonathan Miller

On March 23, Harbor View students enjoyed hearing Jonathan read two of his books and observing his unique method of creating artwork.  Jonathan also described the book-writing and book publishing process and had fun answering students' questions. 

Who is Sammy the Wonder Dachshund?  Find out from local author Jonathan Miller on March 23!
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Third Graders Love To Read!
     


                       

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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!

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



2016-2017 SCCBA Video (3rd-6th)
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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 eleventh 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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Jaime Gregory reading her book to third graders

A Big Thank You to Jaime Gregory, Harbor View mom and author of her self-published book "That's My Baby!"  This heartwarming book chronicles the story of her successful international adoption.  That child is now a student at Harbor View.  Mrs. Gregory visited the Harbor View library on Friday, March 25, and spoke to several classes, reading her book and answering students' questions about the writing process.

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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 not only filming the news show, but also 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 36,000 books during the 2014-2015 school year, including myON and MackinVia ebooks?

That 140 students and 13 teachers participated in the 2015 Summer Reading Program, that the total number of pages read by Harbor View students and staff was almost 220,000, and that we BEAT the statistics of last summer? Also, that the student reading the most logged in over 12,000 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 thanks to the generosity of the Harbor View PTA, the Renaissance Learning  Accelerated Reading Program has been implemented for selected grade levels
at Harbor View?  

                That the Harbor View Library is all about LITERACY?

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Second Graders Learning Irish Folktales in the Library!
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Third Graders enjoying books in the library!

Third Graders Relaxing in the Library!
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Books are the Best!

We Love to Read!
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Reading on the library rug!

Looking at Books is a Fun Activity!
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   Monic