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Thursday, August 25, 2011

What are Mrs. Nelson and Mrs. Dillard Reading?

I am creating this post because you probably can't see the list of books (to the right) that Mrs. Nelson and I are currently reading (if you are using the library computers). For some reason it is blocked for students. At any rate, Mrs. Nelson is reading Into The Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpern and The Ghosts of War: The True Story of a 19-year Old GI by Ryan Smithson. Both of these books are SC Young Adult Book Award Nominees and can be found in our library on the table across from the circulation desk.

I, Mrs. Dillard, am reading Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver (also a SC YABA Nominee). Girls, you will love this book! I am also reading (actually listening) Going Bovine by Libba Gray.

This should answer questions 3 and 4 on your Scavenger Hunt.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Cavalier is Online!

We here in the DHS Media Center would like to give a shout out to The Cavalier staff for their new online coverage. Great job everyone!! Looking forward to reading your news online, anywhere! You can read it too at www.thecavaliernews.com .

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

No Matter What...

Welcome back to a new school year full of possibilities: new activities, new teachers (and a new principal to some of you) to meet, new friends to make, new books to read!  In our annual district-wide meeting on Monday, our 2010 District Teacher of the Year, Kelly Schachner, used the phrase, "No Matter What..." to speak to teachers about how important our roles as teachers, principals, guidance counselors, librarians, assistants, and custodians are to children.  So, I thought I would use her phrase to let all of our students here at Dorman know that NO MATTER WHAT, we are committed to providing you with the best library media center we can.  Mrs. Nelson and I (Mrs. Dillard) and our assistant, Mrs. Barron, are here to help you find a book, recommend a book, troubleshoot technology issues with you, give you some fresh ideas for new technology (yes, there is stuff out there beyond Google, Facbook, and Twitter!!), give you ideas for research, help you find the answers to your questions, and the list goes on and on.  We are not just the keepers of the books.  We want all the students here at Dorman to feel like the library media center is a place where they can come relax, read, study, compute, or talk with friends.  We are multi-purpose!  This year (as always) there will be activities that the library will sponsor that you can be involved with.  We will celebrate Banned (Challenged) Book Week, Teen Read WeekNational Library Week, and (as of right now) we will have our BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Club meetings again in conjunction with the Spartanburg County Public Library (SCPL). We will also have activities for students who participated in summer reading, and later in the year, we will showcase some poets during National Poetry Month.  There is something for everyone here in the library at DHS, and, "No Matter What," you're always welcome!