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The Joyce Kilmer Library is an active learning commons that students use during library classes, before school, during lunch club, and as their teachers choose to schedule. It is home to thousands of classic and more recent fiction and nonfiction books and the source of many electronic resources.

CareerOneStop- Do you have questions about what kind of education and training you will need to get your dream job? CareerOneStop is what our students are using to research their interests and personality strengths to see what careers might be a good match. The one stop website contains salary ranges and prospects for the future. Our students have big dreams, and with this resource, we are teaching them how to achieve them.

 

New Jersey Eco Schools: Joyce Kilmer School has achieved two awards from New Jersey Eco Schools, The Bronze Award for our recycling and composting projects, and the Silver Award, for reducing water use in the school. This year we continue working to improve those efforts, and we are add a third pathway to our walk towards sustainability: reduction of energy use in the school. 

We updated our library!

Do you remember the days when libraries used card catalogs? How did the librarians check out your books when you were in school? If you are a student, you are answering that "just like you do now." Well, when I started working at Joyce Kilmer, we had to sign library cards with the student's name of who borrowed the book. It was a lot of work, and wasn't easy to keep track of who had what.

In 2003 we digitized our collection. Now, searching for books became easier, check-out ran smoother, and no one needed to use the old card catalog. Users could search the collection in different ways, and our digital catalog was on all our school computers.

We moved our collection to the cloud back in 2014, which meant that anyone could bring up the library catalog website on any computer in the world! Students could create custom lists, write book reviews for others to read, and I could create blog posts and publish lists of books for any special need that arose.

This year, our latest update is a big one. Our library catalog is now hosted by Follett Destiny. This will bring electronic databases, ebooks, and more interesting resources to you, our users. Welcome to our library's future! Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. 

Mrs. Wright

bwright@milltownps.org

 

 

Green Recipes from the Joyce Kilmer Green Team Garden sharing lunch party:

Herb Cheese Dip:

I didn't measure when I made this, and my recipe was doubled. You can change the amounts of cream cheese or herbs depending on your tastes or how much you need.

8 ounces cream cheese
8 large Leaves fresh basil
4 parsley leaves
fresh oregano or Marjoram

2 Tablespoons of chopped green chives
1 teaspoon of garlic powder

Salt, pepper, 2 Tablespoons parmesan cheese

Put cream cheese in bowl and use fork or mixer to mush it up until softened.

chop up herbs until they are all in tiny pieces.

Add herbs and garlic powder to cream cheese and mix.

Add some salt and pepper to taste, and parmesan cheese.

Refrigerate at least one hour. Flavors will develop stronger with time.

 

Spinach Dip variation:

4 cups of freshly washed spinach

1/2 cup of herbed cream cheese 

1/2 cup of plain cream cheese

chop spinach and sautee in one Tablespoon of oil until softened, 5 minutes.

Let spinach cool 10 minutes. Add to cream cheese and mix it.

 

Strawberry Cream Cheese

8 strawberries
1 Tablespoons sugar
8 ounces cream cheese

Wash strawberries, removes hulls, and chop

Mush up cream cheese until softened, and add strawberries and sugar.

This dip will be more liquid than the other spreads, due to the water content of the strawberries.
Refrigerate until chilled

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you like to read Graphic Novels and Manga? Check out the free books you can read at Comixology! https://www.comixology.com/free-comics Comics are also available on the Milltown Public LIbrary Ap, "Hoopla" available for free on itunes.

I  am proud to be the librarian who manages the Joyce Kilmer Library, and will answer any questions you have via email: bwright@milltownps.org. The Joyce Kilmer Library phone number is 732 214 2370 ext. 2129, but email is a better way to reach me.

 Joyce Kilmer Library Catalog Online See what the Joyce Kilmer Library has to offer. Fiction, nonfiction, reference and ebooks are all listed.

 

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