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Welcome back to a new school year! We have many new students and staff, including me. I am very happy to be the new library media specialist at Crispus Attucks. Previously, I worked as the library media specialist at T.C. Howe Community High School.

Crispus Attucks medical magnet t.t. Stewart library

Media center Connections


This school has a rich heritage in the African American community of Indianapolis. I have many personal friends who attended this great school. As I was looking through the book Crispus Attucks High School “Hail to the Green, Hail to the Gold” by Stanley Warren, Ed.D , I saw two of my ―father figures‖ in the book. One was Minister Glenn Bradley and the other was Mr. Charles ―Tee‖ Toliver. It was exciting seeing them in the book especially since I have heard so much oral history about Crispus Attucks ―back in the day‖. I believe that the library media center should be the hub of learning in the school community. The patrons are the spokes in the hub. Without patrons, the library media center is just a room filled with books and equipment. I have enjoyed the visits from individual students and classes thus far. It’s refreshing to see so many students coming in to borrow books, get their accounts straightened out, request books and authors, register for Free Book Friday, and utilize the computers. I appreciate the teachers who are signing up to bring classes. In addition, the library media center is utilized afterschool Monday-Thursday for tutoring and the writing center; Thursdays for Scrapbook Clubs and small group meetings. Keep the wheel turning! WONDERFUL WEBSITE::


Volume 1, Issue 1

September/October 2012

Special dates of interest:

In this issue:

Greetings from Ms. Morgan


Mr. Bonner, Library Assistant/ Bookstore Clerk


Library Procedures


Upcoming Library Events


Labor Day—September 3rd

 P.I.T. Day—September 19th  Intercession—October 8th –12th  Fall Break—October 15th—19th Week  Teachers’ Treasures - 2nd Week of Month (Yellow Week) - September 10th-13th/ October 8th-11th

Library Assistant/Bookstore clerk Mr. Bonner serves in a dual role. You can find him in the library media center during SRT. At other times you will find him in the Bookstore. SRT is a very busy time in the media center. Since Ms. Morgan has an SRT, it would be helpful to Mr. Bonner if you prearranged group visits either by email or a phone call (2445). All students should come with a pass. We will not allow students in the media center during SRT or any other period without a pass from their teacher.

Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School T. T. Stewart Library 1140 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. St. Indianapolis, IN 46202 Tel: 317-226-2445

MISSION The Crispus Attucks T.T. Stewart Library exists to support and enrich our diverse learning community by acquiring materials which supplement the curriculum; providing relevant and enjoyable learning experiences; assisting patrons in identifying, evaluating, and using materials in a variety of formats; and encouraging lifelong reading and learning.

Read @ your library We’re on the web: Click the Media Center tab. September/October @ your library: Hispanic Awareness Month September 15th—October 15th Every culture contributes to the fabric of who we are as a nation. Banned Books Week September 30th—October 6th Celebrate Intellectual Freedom! Teen Read Months October-November Book drawings, writing contests, and more

August Stats: Books circulated = 530 6th = 93

9th = 156

7th = 145

10th = 38

8th = 50

11th = 20

12th = 28

____________________________________________ September Feature: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Henrietta’s cells were taken from her and used in various experiments. Doctors found that her cells kept multiplying hence their “immortality”. Should Henrietta’s family be compensated for her cells which have made billions for researchers? Is it okay to use tissue from patients without their consent? Why are many African Americans skeptical about the medical profession? This book will challenge your thinking and give you insight into the complexities of family life during the time of Henrietta Lacks. September Free Book Friday Winner of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: Antoinette Washington October Free Book Friday: The Hunger Games Trilogy—Yes! All three books! Entry forms available in the library media center.

Library media center procedures Book Checkout: Before/After School, lunch, and SRT. Students must have a pass to come during SRT and class. Book Returns: There is a return box in the hallway next to Room 200 or bring book to Circulation Desk. Book Loan Period: Two Weeks Library/Computer Use: Students must have an assignment. They are not to be sent for ―free time‖ or because they have ―nothing to do‖ in class. All students who are not accompanied by their teacher must sign in at the desk.

Overdue Books: No fee just come and renew or turn in the books Lost/Damaged Books: Fees charged Did you know???? You can return books to other school from Crispus Attucks? Just bring the books to the Circulation Desk and let us know where they are from. You can also pay fees owed to another school and we will get your account credited.

Media Center Newsletter  

Volume 1 Issue 1

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