• Distance Learning

    Library Virtual Office Hours Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:30 to 1:30.  During library virtual office hours, students can receive minor tech help and help with any research assignments.  To take advantage of virtual office hours, students should email Mrs. Kilpatrick at hkilpatrick@cbsd.org during office hours, and they will receive a prompt reply. If necessary, Mrs. Kilpatrick will then meet virtually with the student on Teams to assist with any issue or question.   Students are always welcome to email at any other time, but questions will be answered more promptly during office hours


    All students are welcome to join our Virtual Book Clubs. If you are interested, email Mrs. Kilpatrick

    o   Period 1: Team Spark Mondays A Days 10:30 to 11:30 Every member is reading a book of their own choosing and we’ll meet up to have informal book talks/discussions

    o   Period 2: Team Ignite Mondays A Days 1 to 2 Every member is reading a book of their own choosing and we’ll meet up to have informal book talks/discussions

    o   Open Block every Thursday: 9th Grade and others interested 12:30 and 1:30  We are reading Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

    o   Open Block every Thursday: Team Hope and others interested 1:30 to 2:30 We are reading The Maze Runner by James Dashner

    o   Open Block every Friday: Team Ignite  and others interested 11:30 to 12:30 We are reading The Edge of Gone (in Sora's Sweet Reads)

         Open Block every Friday: Team Journey and others interested 12:30 to 1:30  We are reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone


    Library Schedule  

    The goal of the Unami Library is to provide academic support for all of our students'  reading and research needs.  Our Library website is set up to support Unami students 24/7,
    whether in school or from remote locations.  Here are some helpful reminders on how we
    can provide resources and help Unami students during Distance Learning. 

    In addition, I will be adding content to the site so check back frequently for new book talks, boredom busters & new things to learn and explore, and lessons and resources on becoming your own empowered fact checker as you learn to navigate online information.   


    1.  Access to ebooks and audiobooks via Destiny Discover and Sora.  For instructions and help getting started,  check out this page.  

    2.  Online Databases for virtually every subject area or need, accessible from school or home with passwords.
         [To access passwords, click here.]

    3. Citation and research help using our district subscription to NoodleTools, with additional help from the librarian (email me!)

    Week of May 4th

    Don't forget to grab your free audiobooks via AudiobookSync.com and Sora.  Follow these Directions on how to access Sync audiobooks via Sora and if you have any questions, email me: hkilpatrick@cbsd.org.


    Sync Titles week 1 Sync Titles week 2

    Week of April 27th

    Starting this Thursday and continuing until the end of July, SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. SYNC will give away two complete audiobooks a week - pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at www.audiobooksync.com.

    Unami student should download Sora first, and than you’ll need to add the SYNC program’s library. Here are the steps:
    In Sora, open the menu (in the top-right corner).
    Select Add a public library.
    Search for audiobooksync and select the library from the results.

    Sync Audiobooks

    Week of April 13th

    Virtual Book Clubs are up and running- see above.  Email me if you'd like to join. 

    For Dr. Massey's classes:

    You are now moving beyond the 2 sources we gave you to start and finding a third choice that enhances your knowledge of your historical person.  Follow the guidelines in the PP and the screen cast below.

    The PowerPoint: Adding a website source to Noodletools

    The screencast of using a custom google search engine and citing a website in Noodletools: https://cbsd-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/hkilpatrick_cbsd_org/EbnM526XUBpLgitZ5H73_BABoVqE30QY6Cch62k_Kk3UUg?e=m8eujo


    4/2/2020 Thursday

    Starting next week, I will be holding virtual book clubs during your resources.  Come join me! 

    Sign up via forms below!

    Virtual Book Club

    Period 1 Resource - Monday's Virtual Book Club-TEAM SPARK

    Period 2 Resource - Monday's Virtual Book Club-TEAM IGNITE

    Period 4 Resource - Tuesday's Virtual Book Club-TEAM HOPE

    Period 5 Resource Wednesday's Virtual Book Club-TEAM JOURNEY

    Period 6 Resource - Wednesday's Virtual Book Club-9th Grade

    Period 7 Resource - Thursday's Virtual Book Club-9th Grade



    4/1/2020 Wednesday

    April is National Poetry Month!  Head over to Sora to check out a book in verse or a poetry collection. 

    National Poetry Month

    3/31/2020 Tuesday

    Check out the new curated collection of my recommended books in Sora.

    Mrs. Kilpatrick's Recommendations


    Dr. Massey's students, don't forget to check out the research resources available for you here.

    3/30/2020 Monday

    I hope you have been checking out our collection of ebooks and audiobooks in Sora and Destiny Discover, but if you want even more choices, Audible is offering even more free audiobooks here. 

    Don't forget, if you are having trouble accessing the books or figuring out how to use Sora or Destiny Discover, just email me.  I'll set up a time to help you via Teams. 

    Dr. Massey's students, don't forget to check out the research resources available for you here.

    3/26/2020 Thursday

    Dr. Massey's students, here is the Noodltools Refresher for the Historical Person of the Year Distance Learning Edition: HPOTY Distance Learning.pptx



    Still not seeing the Author Visit?  Try this link: 

    Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

    Today's the day! Join Joelle Charbonneau at 11AM via this link:  Join Virtual Author Visit here

    Don't forget to practice good Team's Etiquette

    Microsoft Teams Etiquette



    Incredibly excited to share that Joelle Charbonneau is doing a Virtual Author Visit with Central Bucks students tomorrow at 11 AM.  Come back tomorrow morning for the Microsoft Teams link to join!

    Microsoft Teams etiqutte for this visit: Microphone Muted, Camera Off, and you can ask all school appropriate questions for the author through the Chat Feature. 

    Joelle Charbonneau


    I'll be checking in with some of you via Dr. Massey's class meeting today.  Can't wait to say hello and see how you are doing!

    3/19/2020   Two updates today...

    1. If you presently have any library books out, check your email today.  All books have been renewed and all new and past fines have been waived.

    2. If you are looking for something new to read, please check out Sora.  New books are being added every day.  The directions for Sora can be found on this page.   Additionally, if you have a public library card, you can add access to the Bucks County Free Library's ebook collection to your Sora App so it will be "one-stop shopping." 

    Add your Public Library Card to Sora

    From the Bucks County Public Library: 

    The number on the library card is the User ID. The PIN is the four digit number the card holder set up when they registered for their card. If you aren’t sure what your PIN is, you can click on Request PIN on the My Account page of our website and it will be emailed to you.

    Any questions, just email me.  Happy Reading!


    Have you read Laurie Halse Anderson's books and want to ask her a question?  She is taking questions via Twitter.  If you don't have Twitter, but would like me to pass your question on to her, just send me an email, and I'll be glad to help out! https://twitter.com/halseanderson/status/1238798204034039813?s=20

    #QuarantRead with Laurie Halse Anderson