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Monday, September 24, 2012

Banned Books Week is upon us!

Banned Books Week a Dorman from Cathy Nelson

Slide 1:  Look at how we are celebrating banned books week at Dorman

Slide 2:  We are advertising our activities on a sign in the library, but will upload it to the website and the Cavaliers Read blog.

Slide 3:  We used recycled paper for the display.

Slide 4:  There is a quiz online for anyone who wishes to participate. 

Slide 5:  We will have six books wrapped with strategic tears so students can try to GUESS the book that has been banned or challenged in other schools (but not our school!!).

Slide 6:  Our art department is creating a “wall of flames” to stand in front of for your photo op reading (of course) a banned book!!

Slide 7:   Here are the six books we want students to identify.  To help, we added a summary/description of each book. It’s pretty tough!!  But all the books are available in our Dorman Library.

Slide 8:  To make it easier her are summaries of the hidden books.  

Slide 9:  The next few slides are close-ups of the books.  Can you guess the title?

Slide 10 - 16:  Can you guess the title? 

Slide 17:  Our Banned Books Week Poster reminds us to stop and think how lucky we are at DHS.  

Slide 18:  Displayed in our library right beside our banned books week poster reminder you will find page after page of titles that have been banned or challenged in libraries all across the U.S.  Luckily, our library has MANY of these titles. We believe in the freedom to read and the freedom to choose.  

19:  If students choose to participate in any of our Banned Books Week activities, they might be rewarded with Cavalatte coupons, DHS CafĂ© discounts, free books of your choosing, and an invitation to join us at the Teen Read Week breakfast planned for October 19, 2012.  

Monday, September 17, 2012

CavaliersRead Book Recommendations

Ok Cavaliers!  We need you to recommend the SC Young Adult Book Award Nominees and give a brief review to other readers out there.  Below is a QR Code.  Scan it, and it will take you to an online form where you can write a brief recommendation for books that are on the SC Young Adult Book Award Nominees list this year.  If you do not have a QR Code reader, you'll have to download one to your smart phone.  If you can't do that, stop by the library and use one of the iPads to fill out the form.  The more books you recommend, the more times your name will be entered to win a prize!  Let everyone know what you're reading!!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Hello Library Orientation

Have been showing some classes alternatives to PowerPoint and here's one that really tickles some!!  I made one for an eample, and hey, it sort of works as a virtual orientation! There's a free version available to those who sign up at http://www.helloslide.com/   We liked it, and it was EASY!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Gearing Up for Graduation!!

You can probably see that the library is certainly taking to heart our school theme of "Gearing Up for Graduation" with the arrival of our very first book order of the year---the 2013 series of these books from the College Board:

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Teens ONLY: Vote for the Top Ten!!

Yalsa is sponsring an election of sorts for top reads by teens!

There’s still time for teens to vote for their favorite YA titles! Voting for the Teens’ Top Ten is open through September 15th, and the winning titles will be announced during Teen Read Week.

Too old to vote but hoping to get the word out about these great nominated titles? Tweet with the #TTT12 hashtag, send your teens to ala.org/teenstopten  and find out more about the YA galley groups who participated in this year’s Teens’ Top Ten.

Picture by J. Star and licensed for sharing under Creative Commons.

Monday, September 3, 2012

DHS Library - August by the Numbers

Wow, August has  begun with a bang!  It is great to see our students using their library--with classes and as independent visitors.  We have not even counted the number of visitors who came on a pass (I don't have access to that info at home) but to see that we served almost 3000 students in just ten days is quite overwhelming!!  No wonder I was so tired over the holiday break.  Looking forward to another great month @ the DHS library!!