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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Ruta Sepetys is coming to Dorman

That's right students!  We are so lucky to benefit from her visit to Spartanburg in September. She will be visiting several schools, libraries, and even a college (Converse), and Dorman is one of the lucky places getting a visit.  One of her books is on our Cavaliers Read list for 2013-2014, and is up for the award of South Carolina Young Adult Book of the Year.

This past Saturday, I stood in a line at a library conference (Texas Library Association's Annual Conference in Fort Worth, TX) just to get a signed book for our library.

I also attended a session where she was on a panel, and got to hear her (and the others) talk about authoring books related to the south. Come to find out Ruta Sepetys has FAMILY in our area!! She is excited about coming to see all of us.

Be sure to check out her books, Between Shades of Gray and Out of the Easy.

Dorman's Poem in Your Pocket Day

We held Poem in Your Pocket Day on Thursday, April 26, a week after the official one, mainly die to school wide testing and the library being unavailable.  We had many students come up to library staff in the cafeteria to show or recite their poems.  Several even used our QR Code to generate a poem to show us! (Jonica A. is pictured getting her poem from our QR code.) Students who participated received a coupon for 50 cents for any ite in the cafeteria.  Many went straight for the homemade cookies sold in our DHS Cafe since they are exactly 50 cents!!

Friday, April 19, 2013

YALSA releases the Nominees for the 2013 YALSA Top Ten

I am delighted to report that the Dorman High School Library has 21 of the 28 titles nominated for the prestigious title of YALSA Top Ten for 2013!!  We have the remaining seven titles on order. One of our Fall Teen Read Week activities will center around these titles, so if you haven't started reading them, get on it.  Can't see the above slideshare? Click here.  Want to learn more about YALSA's Top Ten program? Click here

Monday, April 15, 2013

March 2013 by the Numbers

March Madness Finale - Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Wins!

Thanks to all who participated.  Each ballot had a place where students could optionally include their name,.  Roughly 50 students included their name, and each of them were invited to a drop-in breakfast to see the big reveal of our winner! Again, Congrats to the book Hunger Games! We are already looking forward to next year's March Madness.

Monday, April 8, 2013

New Gale Virtual Library Resources for Dorman

You'll need a password to access these, so ask abbot it in the library.
Click HERE to go there now.

We've also added some Gale Databases to support research.

  • Academic OneFile
  • Science in Context
  • US History in Context
  • World History in Context
  • Books & Authors
  • Health & Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module
  • Literature Resource Center

Click here to go there now.

National Library Week and our "Spring Break Special"

National Library Week is April 14-20.  As always, the library will be having lots of activities for students and teachers (more on that later).  Unfortunately, NLW always falls during HSAP!  But, we will hold our own NLW for two weeks to make sure the library is open for all students and teachers to participate. 

This year, Mr. Kiser has approved the library’s “Spring Break Special,” but it is different than in previous years (and yes, it is after Spring Break—but whatever!! J).  We are asking for donations of canned food items/non-perishables in lieu of students paying their library fines.  These items will be donated to  TOTAL Ministries of Spartanburg,  a local food bank which provides for those in crisis.  

Stop by the library to check your account, or look for the flyers in your teachers’ rooms or in the hallway.  This special will run for 2 weeks starting on Monday, April 15.  The last day to have your fines waived is Friday, April 26.  Remember, it does not apply to DFC fines or fines for lost or damaged books.