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Ames Library Aims to Enlighten Young Minds

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The library media center at Massapequa High School’s Ames Campus is full of resources, accessible both in the room and online. Students visited the library during their English classes to learn about all the tools at their fingertips.

Library media specialists Evangeline King and Alex Norden hosted the library orientation session to talk to ninth graders about the books available on the shelves and the electronic books available on the library’s website. They showed students how to access the online catalog.

The library’s website is also filled with online databases to help students do research using credible sources. Ms. King and Mr. Norden said these tools are available so they can “work smarter” and expand their research skills beyond a Google search.

All ninth grade students will work on a research paper this year. English teacher Lori Bauer said the topics vary depending on the teacher, but the concept is the same. Each student is expected to complete a paper three to five pages in length using multiple sources and include a cover page and works cited list.

To conclude the library orientation, students took part in an online scavenger hunt on their Chromebooks to find different materials on the library’s website.