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Friday, February 27, 2015

March Madness 2015


 I put up our Library March Madness Brackets today.  I will put up more Monday, including a Bracket Challenge, a Title for this display, and how the books made it into the tournament. I don't necessarily need it, though, as MANY students who passed as I was putting this up today asked me when the tournament started and how they could participate, so the word is out and my students are expecting it! We will post results each Friday during March, so students will have Monday through Thursday to vote a book through the tournament.

How did we choose the books?
We ran a Destiny report on the top circulating books from February 2014 to February 20115, and then created a true 16 bracket single elimination tournament, with the seeds matched up accurately.  Starting Monday, students can drop by to vote their favorite books through. We will tally votes Thursday after school, and reveal the next round (Elite Eight) Friday at lunch time.

What Made the Tourney? We are proud to present the following titles as our Sweet Sixteen. Some of these are book club titles (which could have given them an inflated status) and three of them are from our Manga and/or Graphic Novels collection, a very popular section in the library. This year is the first time we've had more than one graphic novel in our tournament.

What books made the tournament?
Our Sweet Sixteen are as follows:
  • #1 - Bleach 55 (Manga) vs #16 The Fight (Drama High)
  • #2 - Butter (Lange) vs #15 Back Stage (Manga)
  • #3 - Naruto 1 (Manga) vs #14 Blue Plate Special (Kwasney)
  • #4 - The Fault in Our Stars (Greene)  vs #13 Thirteen Reasons Why (Asher)
  • #5 - If I Stay (Foreman) vs #12 Lockdown (Smith)
  • #6 - If I fall (Oliver) vs #11 Homeboyz (Sitomer)
  • #7 - Allegiant (Roth) vs #10 Champion (Lu)
  • #8 - House of Hades vs #9 Mocking Jay (Collins)
How do the books advance?
We will begin with a bracket challenge, allowing students Monday through Thursday to predict the total tournament results.  Each Thursday during lunch we will invite students to make predictions bracket by bracket by having them vote. We will set up our voting in a Google Form, and encourage students to vote. After lunch on Thursday we will tally and move the winners forward. We will name the following each Friday:
  • February 27 - Sweet Sixteen
  • March 6 - Elite Eight
  • March 13 - Final Four
  • March 20 - Championship Round
  • March 27 - Tournament Champion
Students, you are welcome to vote using this form.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

What's coming your way? January - March 2015



Library activities at DHS for January, February and March!
January 26 - Feb 14
Blind Date with a Book: Select and read a surprise/secret book for a “blind date with a book.” Read the disguised (wrapped) book and complete a book review. After reading the book, write a review and submit (paper or online). All entered book reviews will receive a $2.00 coupon good for the cafeteria, Coffee shop, or CavsExpress Store.

January 13 - February 21
Oscars contest: Seen a good movie lately?
Oscars contest: Predict the winners of the 2015 Oscars and win a movie pass valued at $25. Open to students and teachers.

February (end of month) - SCYABA Voting drop-in breakfast

March all of March!
Library March Madness: Helps us in to identify the best circulating Library book from data representing February 2014 - February 2015 by voting weekly throughout the month of March 2015. This will be a tournament style contest, and all entires go in a drawing for Dorman coupons; one winner will win a movie pass valued at $25.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas


Our Library Workers from 3rd block, Mariya Kuzmin and Tephy Syrabouth used several carts of recently weeded/discarded books looking for a new home to create a Christmas tree. They insisted it be near a plug so they can embellish with lights in the very near future! Thanks girls!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Teen Read Week 2014 at Dorman



 Daily Activities:
  • Guess how many books are in the library?  There is a jar at the circulation desk where students and teachers may guess!
  • Get Caught Reading - Follow @CavaliersRead on both Twitter and Instagram, and see who we feature as "Caught Reading at DHS."  Tag your own Instagrams or Tweets with #TRW@DHS or tag us using @CavaliersRead so we can see and share your photos.
Featured Activities and Contests for each day:
  • Monday: "Strip" Tease Book Contest - Read a "strip" from a book and accurately name the title.
  • Tuesday: Dream Cacation photo-op - For 25 cents, students  and friends can pose in front of a variety of vacation backdrops and walk away with a picture.  All proceeds go to Relay for Life. We are using the app DO INK for this!
  • Wednesday: Dreamy Book Contest - Students are challenged to identify a strategically disguised books.
  • Thursday: “In your Dewey Dreams” Contest - Students are challenged to locate a mystery book, and the only clue given will be a dewey number.
  • Friday: Turn Dreams into Reality Breakfast Drop-in - The students who have circulated the most books since the beginning of school, and who have no overdues are invited to a drop-in breakfast in the library's work room. Each student will have breakfast finger foods and get to select a free book of their choice.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Do you have anything else like The Fault in Our Stars?

We've had students coming in already asking for titles that are like The Fault in Our Stars.
We've made a display, pulled some books, and are sharing these for those looking for read a likes.

NOTE: This post contains an image I created in Canva and edited to have "links" to my brief booktalk. If yoou cannot see the image through your reader service, you may have to open it fully in a browser.

Monday, June 2, 2014

2014 Dorman High School Summer Reading Requirements


The summer is here, and there's no time like the present to get started on your summer reading!  Although I hate to say it, summer will be over before we know it.  Will you be left saying, "Where did the time go?  I haven't even read my summer reading book!"

If you need a printable brochure, click here.

Have a great summer!