Upper/Middle School Library Announcements

April 22 is Earth Day (posted: 04/13/2012)

Earth Day marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement. Founded in 1970 as a day of education about environmental issues, Earth Day is now a globally celebrated holiday that is sometimes extended into Earth Week, a full seven days of events focused on green awareness. The brainchild of Senator Gaylord Nelson and inspired by the antiwar protests of the late 1960s, Earth Day was originally aimed at creating a mass environmental movement. It began as a "national teach-in on the environment" and was held on April 22 to maximize the number of students that could be reached on university campuses. By raising public awareness of air and water pollution, Nelson hoped to bring environmental causes into the national spotlight.


May 1 is Law Day, USA (posted: 04/13/2012)

For over two centuries, our Nation has adhered to the rule of law as the foundation for a safe, free, and just society.  President Eisenhower, seeking to formally recognize this tradition, established Law Day in 1958 as "a day of national dedication to the principles of government under law."  Each Law Day, we celebrate our commitment to the rule of law and to upholding the fundamental principles enshrined in our founding documents.


Our Story by the Smithsonian (posted: 02/03/2012)

Want to know more about the Star-Spangled Banner, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., trains and railroads, or September 11, 2001? The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, in partnership with Verizon's Thinkfinity.org, is proud to offer the OurStory Web site. The Museum's family Web site offers free, themed activities for exploring American history through reading and hands-on experiences. Activities include field trips, technology-based investigations, arts-and-crafts projects, and opportunities to learn from the over 3 million objects in the collections of the National Museum of American History.


November is Native American Heritage Month (posted: 11/01/2011)

Visit this page hosted by the Library of Congress for teachers' resources, images, and travel itineraries.


New Resource: Food Day (posted: 09/26/2011)

Food Day on October 24 is a grassroots mobilization aimed at promoting healthy, sustainable, affordable, and just food systems.


New Resource: History and the Headlines: Hispanic Heritage Month (posted: 09/26/2011)

Every year from September 15 to October 15, the United States observes National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time marked to celebrate the many contributions made by Hispanic Americans who have shaped and strengthened this nation. Explore the events, individuals, and issues surrounding the farmworker movement with reliable reference content and primary sources including an informative Feature Story essay, a challenging Examine section, and more than 150 reference entries, images, and annotated primary documents.


New Resource: Salem History Database (posted: 09/08/2011)

The online historical database Salem History includes all of the content of their 2010 title Milestone Documents in World History as well as all the content for the entire award-winning "Milestone Documents" series; access is free after registration until December 31, 2011.


New Resource: Nevada Energy Materials (posted: 09/08/2011)

NV Energy provides free standards-based educational resources on electricity and responsible energy use, as well as E-Smart Kids games and activities, and teacher's guides.


New Resource: History and the Headlines (posted: 09/02/2011)

History and the Headlines is a series of free online resource collections by ABC-CLIO. Click here for authoritative information and engaging activities drawn from important current events.


eBooks Available in EBSCOhost (posted: 03/31/2011)

Meadows Library patrons can access a preview of the integration of eBooks on EBSCOhost. Approximately one year ago, EBSCO acquired NetLibrary, a leading eBook provider and platform. You can access this preview of eBooks on EBSCOhost in the following way: Go to the New Features area on EBSCOhost after logging in to TMS's database subscription. From the eBook preview page, you can view eBook Table of Contents from search Result List, and view eBook full text for many science texts.


eBooks Available @ Your Library (posted: 11/09/2010)

In addition to the School's print collection, the Library has several titles available electronically as eBooks. From the online catalog (OPAC), enter "gale" as keyword to find eBooks. Each catalog record will display a hyperlinked Elec. Access field which you can click to view the eBook. Login information is available to the School community.