This year, the CPS Department of Libraries has updated SOAR to make it easier than ever for primary students to use the library catalog to find books of interest. It has been redesigned with a new, kid-friendly interface that allows picture-based browsing. Students can search by category, book series, or using the search bar.
Easy-to-read screens show what titles the library owns, whether they are available, and where to find them. For example, if you clicked on the Magic Tree House series picture, you would see scrollable results like this:
Students will have a chance to use this tool in the library throughout the year to help them be more self-sufficient in choosing and finding books.
Hello, I'm Ms. Mernick, the library media teacher at Clinton. I look forward to using this site to share information and updates with my students, their families, other teachers, and our community members. Contact me with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.