End of School Year Ruminations

Imageby Beverley Graham

Once again, we are at the end of another school year. Final exams are over, report cards are waiting to be picked up and--if you’re anything like me, you are probably tearing your hair out wondering once again, ”why haven’t my students returned their library books yet?!”

So, seeking some solace, I stumbled across some amusing web links that you might like to integrate into your usual Orientation classes in September.

Laughosity. "‪Library Book Due‬‏." YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. 25 July 2010. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yun19N3j_yU

  • Sevyn receives a letter saying she owes a book that she is certain she never took out.

Powell, Camille. "BookMoot: The End of the Year in a School Library." BookMoot. 19 June 2011. http://www.bookmoot.com/2009/06/end-of-year-in-school-library.html

  • A current, very well-maintained website/blog of a school librarian.

Spencer, Elaine M. "‪Overdue Books‬‏." YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. 9 June 2009. Web. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UR7aGA0N7t8

  • An animated clip created with Xtranormal Movie Maker which allows you to create your own custom movie using text recognition software.

teachertubeMS. "‪Bookfellas Get Those Library Media Books Back‬‏." YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. 16 Oct. 2009. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYVPWRRPUkI&feature=related

  • A middle school “goodfellas” crew goes after recalcitrant borrowers in a live action video.