Elizabeth Parker, MLIS


Good Morning and Welcome to the Harbor View Morning News!
It’s a Great Day at Harbor View!

This is how we start our mornings at Harbor View!

Fifth Grade News Anchors take charge of the Harbor View Morning News Program every day!

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Banned Books Week 
is the last week in September.
During this week in the library,
 students celebrate the freedom to read.

Celebrate Banned Books Week

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What Are Some Good Books Students Can Read?

Click HERE for 2018-2019 SC Picture Book Award nominees brochure (K-2nd)

Click HERE for 2018-2019 SC Children's Book Award nominees brochure (3rd - 6th)

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Fall is here - time to read!

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A BIG THANK YOU to author 

Mary Gordon Kerr!

Fourth and Fifth Graders were treated to a visit in the library by local author Mary Gordon Kerr the morning of Monday, April 30!  Mrs. Kerr talked with students about her three fantasy/ adventure novels, The Mystery of the 13th Coin, What Lies Beneath the Whirlpool of Time, and Behind the Grave of Robert J. McCloud.

Though each book has its own characters and stories, the series is linked in that all three take place in the South Carolina Lowcountry, and they were written with chapter-by-chapter feedback from elementary school students in South Carolina.  Kerr likes to call the series "Adventures in Time".  All three novels are full of imaginative fantasy, perilous adventure and irresistible historical fiction. Learn more HEREAll three books are now offered for check-out in the Harbor View library!  

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        NEW BOOKS!   

     

Here is a picture of just some of the new library books received in April.  These purchases were made possible in part because of your support of the Annual Harbor View Scholastic Book Fair!

Thank You!!!!
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The Winner of the 2017-2018 SC Picture Book Award is...

"I Yam a Donkey!" 



The Winner of the 2017-2018 SC Children's Book Award is...
"The Last Kids on Earth"




We have ALL OF THE 
2018-2019 South Carolina Book Award Nominees 
in the Harbor View library! 
We'll vote on our favorites in February, 2019!

READ the '18-'19 SC Picture Book Award Nominees (K-2nd)
READ the '18-'19 SC Children's Book Award Nominees 
(3rd-6th)
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Fourth graders conduct research in the library on their iPads to prepare a slideshow on South Carolina.


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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 thirteenth 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

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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 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 16,131 during the 2017-2018 school year, or about 27 books per student?

That approximately 1,064 library classes were held in the library this school  year, with an emphasis on reading to 4-year-olds through fifth graders and teaching library and research skills, as well as imparting a love of books and stories?

That 169 students and teachers participated in the 2018 Summer Reading Program, and

read a Grand Total of 219,263 pages?

That the Harbor View Library collection consists of over 9,000 volumes,

60% of those being Non-Fiction?

That the Harbor View Library is all about LITERACY? ....................................................................