Library Visits

To check out books or use the computers you MUST have: a signed pass from your teacher and your SCHOOL ID.

Monday, June 29, 2015

3D Printer!

UPDATE July 16th: I will be at the Main Branch TODAY at 2pm!

UPDATE July 7th: I will be at the Mason Square branch on Friday, July 10th from 2:30 until 4 pm for their 3D printer program! 

I'll be at the Forest Park Library from 2pm until about 4pm helping with the 3D printer!

Learn how to build and print your own 3D creations in this interactive workshop! Tinkercad is an easy-to-use, browser-based CAD (Computer-aided design) program that lets you turn ideas into a 3D printable file. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to print their creations at the conclusion of the program. To register, please call the branch at (413) 263-6843. This program is for teens and tweens, age 11-18.

I got to play with Tinkercad today and it is really fun! I can't wait to help tomorrow. See you there! 

Friday, June 19, 2015


This was an amazing year everyone! I have a ton of cool ideas in the works (or about to be in the works) for next year, like author visits, book club, Public Forum speakers (if you still need a copy of My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor, please email me), and more.

Have a great summer everyone. Stay cool and stay safe.

I'll post here the dates I'm volunteering at the public library with their 3D printer, so come and say hi! Otherwise:

I look forward to seeing your smiling faces in August! 

Ms. Baker and Ms. D

Monday, June 15, 2015

Everything is DUE!

This is the final week of school! Please return all books, technology, etc today unless you have made arrangements to keep items over the summer. 

Thank you! 

Friday, June 5, 2015

Learning Moments (and a Word of the Week)

Learning for Fun

This morning, two students printed sports statistics. Who is a better basketball player? They were talking how they're going to prove that one player was better. This was apparently a conversation that started before school and they were excited to have found the statistics.

I asked them; "You had an argument about who is a better player, and now you've printed stats to prove you are right?"


"So, you had a thesis, got supporting documentation, and now have your argument?"


Light dawned and they both realized that these skills are exactly what their teachers have been telling them: have an opinion, find supporting research/facts, and prove your point. Amazing! I love when connections are made.


Last night was graduation. Congratulations to all our graduates! The HSC Library will not be the same without our interns, but you will all move on to amazing futures.

Library Word of the Week

Science MCAS is next week. Here's a biology word for those taking the Bio Exam!

food web

food web (or food cycle) is the natural interconnection of food chains and generally a graphical representation (usually an image) of what-eats-what in an ecological community. Another name for food web is a consumer-resource system. (from

Good luck to all our test-takers next week!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

HSC Book Club

HSC's book club will be starting over the summer. Please go to to read and discuss books. Also, let Ms. D know if you would like to be an author on the blog!

The Springfield City Library has been so supportive and will be making sure we have copies of the recommended summer reading books for book club. Our three selections are:

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. We can watch the movie after school in Sept.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor.


Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.