Weekly Library Puzzler – Puzzler #4


Congratulations, if you are reading this, this is the final puzzler before our first prize drawing. If this is your first puzzler, you must participate in the first 3 puzzlers to be entered into the prize drawing.

This week’s puzzler is an easy one, and is the same for both the High School and the Middle School.

Puzzler Question:

This week, we would like to hear about your favorite library resource. Please give us the name of the resource and why you like it. Remember, to qualify, it MUST be a library resource – Wikipedia & Google do not count.

Use this form to submit your answer.
The Prize drawing will be Monday the 19th, so remember to complete the other puzzlers by Friday.

Puzzler #1

Puzzler#2

Puzzler#3

Prizes are:

High School: 8GB Flashdrive

Middle School: $10.00 gift certificate to our December Book Fair

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Weekly Library Puzzler – Puzzler #3


Almanacs and Information:

In the not too distant past before the days of Google and Bing, people would use a resource called an Almanac to find quick answers to many of their fact and statistical based questions. Almanacs provide a variety of information from sports scores to election results.

High School & Middle School Puzzler (Combined this week)

Being an election week this weeks puzzler will focus on Presidential elections. We will use a free online almanac from Pearson Education publishing (Pearson is a large publisher of education textbooks and materials).

The Infoplease almanac provides an easy to use format for finding the answers to your questions.
Using this chart in the Infoplease almanac find and enter the five candidates who ran in the 1948 presidential election and determine the winner based on the given election results.

Enter your answers using this answer form.

Don’t forget, the prize drawing will be November 19th. You need to participate in all 4 puzzlers to be eligible for the prize drawing.

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: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nelights/4949315105/

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.

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.