VOTE for your favorite Golden Sower 2020-2021
How many books may I have check out?
First- sixth graders may have 5 books checked out at a time. Kindergarteners start with one book and gradually increase throughout the year. If a student has materials that have been checked out for over a month, their check out may be limited.
When do I return my books?
Books will be returned on the day of your check-out. This method is helpful because I can see what is being returned and talk to students about their books. Also, we can discuss books you may still have to return.
How do I renew a book?
You may ask to keep a book for another week or so, I will renew it for you even if you don't have it with you at checkout.
Where do I find the passwords for online databases when I am at home?
The passwords for online databases are at the circulation desk. I will print a copy for anyone who will use it at home. Also, I can email the information to parents directly.
What is my login information for the online catalog and OverDrive?
Your username is your student identification number. Your password is based on your birthday. Begin with a two digit number for the month you were born. Add the two digit number for the day you were born. Last, add the two digits at the end of your birth year. Do NOT put any spaces between the digits. (MMDDYY) Ask Ms. Beebee what you can do with this imformation?
Last, First. Title of the Book. City: Publishing Company, Inc., Date.
What is the Nebraska Golden Sower Award?
The Golden Sower Award is a children’s choice award given annually to authors and illustrators as determined by the votes of thousands of school-age readers from across Nebraska. Golden Sower Awards are given annually representing three categories: Primary, Intermediate, and Young Adult.
What is the purpose of the Nebraska Golden Sower Award?
The Nebraska Golden Sower Award program aspires to:
+stimulate children’s thinking and discussions about a variety of topics
+introduce different types of literature
+encourage independent reading
+foster an appreciation for excellence in writing and illustrating
How does the Golden Sower Award program work?
Each year the program runs from summer to the following spring with local libraries and schools introducing the current nominated titles. Readers can enjoy reading or listening to the nominees throughout the year. Eligible voters must cast their ballots through a library or school before the April deadline.
How do participants vote?
Voting is open to all eligible NE Golden Sower readers who have read or heard a minimum of four of the current nominees from one category. At Jackson Elementary, we vote online. Links to voting online are found on this page.
BOOK CARE: A FUN VIDEO FOR BEING A RESPONSIBLE BOOK BORROWER.
Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, citizenship status, or economic status in its programs, activities and employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to address inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Superintendent of Schools, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001).
Las Escuelas Públicas de Omaha no discriminan basados en la raza, color, origen nacional, religión, sexo, estado civil, orientación sexual, discapacidad , edad, información genética, estado de ciudadanía, o estado económico, en sus programas, actividades y empleo, y provee acceso equitativo a los “Boy Scouts” y a otros grupos juveniles designados. La siguiente persona ha sido designada para atender estas inquietudes referentes a las pólizas de no discriminación: El Superintendente de las Escuelas, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001).