The Library Puzzler is Back!

Greetings Students,

The Library Puzzler is Back! We’ve redesigned the weekly puzzler into a monthly trivia quiz that will be available for 1 week. There will be more questions, but less waiting for the prize drawing.

So, visit the library’s homepage to answer this month’s trivia question to be entered into a drawing for some cool prizes. Prizes this month include an 8GB flash drive, a one-size-fits all stretchy book cover, and an elegant Gemline Pen and Pencil Set.

The Drawing is Wednesday, January 23, 2013 – don’t wait until it is too late.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Mr. Richards


Weekly Library Puzzler – Puzzler #2

This week we will be thinking about the Nuts and Bolts of using content that you find online. But before we present this week’s puzzler, remember to submit your answer to last week’s puzzler  – remember, you must participate in all 4 puzzlers to be eligible to be entered into the prize drawing.

Take a look at the lighthouse image found here:

High School Puzzler

Many times, your assignments will require you to find and use an image found online. Using the link to the above picture of Fort Point Lighthouse, choose the correct citation example using the MLA format.

Submit your answer using this form for the High School.

Middle School Puzzler

Often, students rely on Google images and Flickr for finding pictures to use in their own work. Search engines will give any image they find that is tagged with your search terms. Click on the link above and take a look at the lighthouse picture. Check the page for information that indicates it’s copyright status. Is this picture copyright protected, or is it copyright free and available for public use.

Enter your answer using the Middle School Form.

Library Puzzler #1

Greetings, and Welcome to the Library’s New Weekly Puzzler. Every 4 weeks we will have a Middle School and High School Prize Drawing for those students who have successfully participated in this cycle of 4 puzzlers. Without further ado, here is this week’s library puzzler.

MS Puzzler – For Middle School Students Only

Book Title Wordle -Can you figure out the exact title to this book?

If you think you know the title of this book, please enter your answer using this form.

HS Puzzler – For High School Students Only

Maine News – New News, Old News, Current News

As students in Maine, you have full-text access to back issues of 6 Maine newspapers through Maine’s Virtual Library. What is the name of this database, and the names to the 6 newspapers and the years of full-text coverage.

If you think you have the answer to this puzzler enter it on this form.

SDMS Rate and Review Book Contest

Attention SDMS Students!

Participate in Our 1st EVER

Library Book Rating & Comment Contest

How it works:

Read, Rate, and Comment on at least 5 library books you check out between now and our December Book Fair. Once you have rated 5 books you will be entered into our drawing for 1 of 10 $5.00 Scholastic Gift Certificates redeemable at our December Book Fair.

The Fine Print:

All comments are moderated – so your comments must be accepted to qualify for the drawing. Students must enter complete information on the comment form so we know who to enter into the drawing. Comments must be well written and must be more than a single sentence. Comments that do not meet our quality guidelines will not be accepted.

Click the link below for Full Contest Rules and Instructions

Rate a Book Contest

Coming Soon – SDMS/HS Weekly Library Puzzler

Beginning next week, each Monday the library will post a new puzzler on its website for both the high school and middle school. Students will have until Friday to enter the correct answer in the answer form. Every cycle of 4 puzzlers will have a prize drawing from the pool of students who participated in all 4 puzzlers. The prize will be announced at the beginning of each cycle.

Prizes for this first round library puzzlers will be:

Middle School: Drawing for 1 $10.00 gift certificate for our December Scholastic Middle School Book Fair.

High School: Drawing for 1 SanDisk Cruzer Facet 8GB USB Flash Drive

Remember, to be entered into the Prize Drawing, you must participate in all four puzzlers for each cycle and answer them all correctly.