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Phoenix Landing Library


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Dan Sayers
dsayers@dsdmail.net
801-402-9060

Library Hours:
7:15-2:40   Regular Schedule
8:25-2:40  Tuesday Late Start

School Library Mission Statement

Phoenix Landing serves the literary and learning needs of the Farmington High School community.

 Upcoming Events


First Day of School - August 22

Fall Literacy Night

Read Across Davis - March 1
 

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Homepage

Catalogs

Library Destiny Catalog 
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School library catalog site


Overdrive Digital Library Catalog
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Student login:  Student e-mail and pin #
Teacher login: Encore username and password


Common Sense Media: A great resource to use if you want to know more about the content of a book you're interested in reading. 


Utah's Online Library Database Catalog
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Ask the librarian for the home login information


Book Request Form

 

Library Information

Library Information

Policies and Guidelines

Purpose and Philosophy
The purpose of the Phoenix Landing Library is to meet the learning needs of students and staff, to increase literacy and research skills, and to provide for the recreational reading of everyone at the school. 

Library Use
 

Checkouts and Lost/Damaged Items
Book checkouts last for fifteen school days. Students may renew once by logging into Destiny (see the Catalogs tab at the top of the page) and renewing the book or by visiting with the librarian. Fines are ten cents per item for each day it is overdue. We have a ten day grace period. Students will be assessed a fee for damaged books. 

Students will be charged the price of a book plus five dollars processing for lost books and books that are over forty days late. If a student finds and returns the book, the student will be responsible for paying the overdue charge associated with the book. 

Fines can be paid in the office or on MYDSD.

Collection Development
Farmington High School students have access to great information and great books. Materials are added to the collection if they meet all or part of the following criteria:

  • They are related to the curriculum.
  • They are age appropriate.
  • They contain accurate, timely information.
  • They are in a format students can understand.
  • They provide a balanced view or can be combined with other sources to offer a balanced view.
  • They meet the recreational reading needs of students.
  • They meet the needs of language learners and foreign language programs.
  • They are of high literary or illustrative quality.

Materials that no longer meet the needs of the school will be removed (weeded) from the collection, including materials that receive little to no use, are damaged, or contain incorrect or out-of-date information. 

 

 

Schedule

Teachers can schedule library time via the link I sent out at the beginning of the year. 

 

School Library Events

Add information about any school library events or programs.

This may include Literacy Nights, book clubs, book fairs, Book Battles, author visits, challenges or reading events. 

Book Lists and Reviews

And Links to your favorite book lists, author blogs, or created documents of information about books.

Library Standards

The Library Media DESK focuses and prioritizes the reading and information literacy skills that students need to know and be able to use to help them read and research effectively in all subjects and with a variety of technologies.

Secondary DESK Standards
6-12 Secondary Library Media Standards  
Utah State Board of Education Library Media Standards

Connections

Join the Davis community in 
Read Across Davis
March 2, 2019

Davis Reads Website

The Great Depression Project Pathfinder

Music
The Library of Congress web site has an article with links to audio and other resources titled "Songs of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl Migrants."

You could use this Amazon page to preview songs of the Great Depression. Once you find one you like, you could search YouTube or a streaming music site for the full song. 

This NPR article focused on winners during the time period has information about movies and music from the Great Depression. A few of the links take you to full songs.  

Art

History.com has a great introductory article about artwork during the depression called "Artists of the New Deal."

The FDR Library has an online exhibit called "Art of the New Deal."

Literature

Encyclopedia.com has two great articles about literature during the Great Depression: "Literature and Songs of the Great Depression" is a brief article covering important titles, and "Literature 1929-1941" takes a more expansive view of American writing during the time period.

 

Entertainment

Wessel's Living History Farm has information on what people in York, Nebraska did for fun during the Great Depression. It details community life in rural America. To scroll from topic to topic, click the arrows at the bottom of the articles. 
 

 

 

The FDR Library site also contains a lot of public domain photos concerning the Great Depression and the New Deal. 

The Pare Lorentz Center has YouTube links to famous documentaries by Pare Lorentz.

A Bit of Everything

The University of Virginia has a web site called America in the 1930's, which contains links and information concerning art ("On Display"), print ("In Print"), and entertainment ("On Film" and "On the Air") during the 1930s.

Once you settle on your art, literature, and entertainment examples, perform searches with "quotation marks" around titles and creators to filter out unwanted information. 

         Examples: "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime" by "Rudy Vallee"
                            "American Gothic" by "Grant Wood"

Great Academic Search Engines:
Sweet Search and Refseek are fantastic search engines that filter out the usual nonacademic sites that pop up in typical searches. Warning: they show ads before you can see the great content, so make sure you scroll down below the links labeled as advertisements. 

Macbeth Pathfinder

The World Book Encyclopedia article "Shakespeare, William" (Utah's Online Library login required if accessing from home) contains a biography of the playwright as well as information about the theater in Shakespeare's time. The World Book Encyclopedia article "Macbeth" (Utah's Online Library Login Required) provides a concise background of the play. Additionally, World Book allows you to search for general terms such as King James I, the Divine Right of Kings, the Gunpowder Plot, ghosts, and witches/witchcraft. 

Gale Student Resources information about William Shakespeare (Utah's Online Library Login Required) contains thousands of articles about the artist and England. The "Reference Section" might be particularly useful, and you can also search key words within the documents through the search bar on the right hand side. You could try searching for Macbeth or about the topics in your research review.

Cliffsnotes Macbeth contains a great deal of background information about the play. Use the left hand menu to search for specific topics. You can also search for specific keywords, such as Shakespeare Gunpowder Plot to find information. 

The British Library has a number of articles about Macbeth and Shakespearean England. The overview can be found here, while specialized articles such as "Royal Shakespeare," "Ghosts in Shakespeare" and "Witchcraft in Shakespeare's England" can be found through searching the site.

 

 

Resources

Join our Davis community by reading on Read Across Davis day
March 2, 2018