Library

Elizabeth Lamb, CMS Librarian
Welcome to the CMS Library Page! 
 
Coming soon. . . our spring Scholastic Book Fair, April 12--25!
Check back for details.
 
Library Visits/Book Reserves for 2020-2021 School Year
 
This year on campus students will be visiting the library with their ELA teachers every two weeks to checkout books.  Returned books will be temporarily quarantined.  If you need any books before your next library visit, feel free to fill out the forms below.  Library books are also available to remote learners.  See the links below.
 
ON CAMPUS Learners (orange forms = On Campus):
Want to reserve a book(s)?  Go to this link for the CMS On Campus Learner Book Reserve Form.  Fill it out and Ms. Lamb will bring the books to you in class when they are available 
 
Not sure what book(s) you would like?  Go to this link for a CMS On Campus Learner Book Shopping Form and Ms. Lamb will choose books that fit your interests.  They will be delivered to you in class as soon as possible.
 
If students want to log into Destiny to place holds themselves, go to lib.comalisd.org, click on our school and then use 6 digit ID # for username and comal as the password.
 
REMOTE Learners (green forms = Remote):
Want to reserve a book(s)?  Go to this link for the CMS Remote Learner Book Reserve Form.  Once your books are ready, Ms. Lamb will send you an email and will take them to the front office for parent pickup.  You will have a week to pick them up.  Email her if you need to alter pick up arrangements.
 
Not sure what book(s) you would like?  Go to this link for a CMS Remote Learner Book Shopping Form  and Ms. Lamb will choose books that fit your interests.  You will be sent an email and Ms. Lamb will take them to the front office for parent pickup.  You will have a week to pick them up.
 
Here is a video featuring all the resources available to our remote learners this year, plus a quick over view of how to use Destiny Discover to find books.  CMS Library Remote Learner Resources + overview of Destiny Discover
 
                                   
Online Book Club, "The Fiction Addiction,"  meets with Ms. Lamb on Monday evenings at 7:00pm to read together (or students may read on their own) and on Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm to discuss the book with Ms. Lamb, Ms. Torres, and other students.  Last spring  & summer during quarantine, we read all 4 books of the "City of Ember" series.  Since then, we have read "Breakout" by Kate Messner, "The Lovely & the Lost" by Jennifer Barnes, "Secret Soldiers" by Keely Hutton, "Popular" by Maya Van Draanen, "The Storm Keeper's Island" by Catherine Doyle and "The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise" by Dan Gemeinhart.
 
On campus and remote student all welcome!
To join us, sign into your school Google account.  Then log onto https://meet.google.com
and click the + sign to join a meeting. 
Type FictionAddiction into the box. 
If you have problems getting in, email Ms. Lamb at elizabeth.lamb@g.comalisd.org  and she will send you the direct link for that evening's meeting.
 
We are currently reading a retelling of Jane Austen's "Pride & Prejudice" called "Pudge & Prejudice" by A.K. Pittman.  It's "Pride & Prejudice" set in 1984 small-town Texas.  Once we finish the book, we will be having an online meet and greet with the author to learn about the book, discuss her writing process, and ask questions.  This is tentatively planned for the evening of May 18th.  Students may check out a copy from the library, check out an ebook version using Sora, or meet Ms. Lamb online on Monday evenings to read together.  Tuesday night Fiction Addiction meetings are optional.
 
"Pudge & Prejudice" Schedule---All times at 7pm:
 
Mon., March 29--Read Ch. 1-3 (pgs. 1-30)
Tues., March 30--Fiction Addiction meeting
 
Mon., April 5--Read Ch. 4-6 (pgs. 31-65)
Tues., April 6--Fiction Addiction meeting
 
Mon., April 12--Read Ch. 7-9 (pgs. 66-109)
Tues., April 13--Fiction Addiction meeting
 
Mon., April 19--Read Ch. 10-12 (pgs. 111-162)
Tues., April 20--Fiction Addiction meeting
 
Mon., April 26--Read Ch. 13-16 (pgs. 163-210)
Tues., April 27--Fiction Addiction meeting
 
Mon., May 3--Read Ch. 17-22 (pgs. 211-260)
Tues., May 4--Fiction Addiction meeting
 
Mon., May 10--Break for STAAR testing
Tues., May 11--Break for STAAR testing
 
Mon., May 17--Read Ch. 23-29 (pgs. 261-338) to finish book
Tues., May 18--Tentative meeting with author A.K. (Allison) Pittman
Did someone say digital books?  We have to SORA, an Overdrive program for access of district ebooks & audiobooks!  Currently available for all CISD secondary school students.  6th graders will have access to elementary and middle school resources.  7th and 8th graders will have access to elementary, middle school, and high school resources.
 
             
  Airplane logo for Sora app                     
 
Need book suggestions?  Lone Stars are always a good choice.  Check out Ms. Lamb's Lone Star book trailers.  Many of these titles are available in SORA in ebook and/or audiobook format as well as in the CMS library.  2020 Lone Star Challenge:  Read at least 3 Lone Star titles (can be from any year) and quickly discuss them with Ms. Lamb, get rewarded with ice cream during lunch one day near the end of school.  Parcipants will also receive prize tickets.  Place your tickets in the drawings for the prizes of your choosing. 
 
 
 
 
 
Jag Academy
 
Tutoring for each of the 4 core subjects, Thursdays in the library from 4:15-6:15.
 
Open to on campus and remote students.
 
To contact tutors remotely, go to https://meet.google.com
Click "+ join meeting"
Type in code for subject in which you need help:
 
CMS ELA for English help
 
CMS Math for Math help
 
CMS SS for Social Studies help
 
CMS Science for science help
 
There is not a shuttle for Jag Academy.  Please be ready to pick up your child as soon as he/she is done with tutoring.