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.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
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
here. Want to learn more about YALSA's Top Ten program? Click here.
Monday, April 15, 2013
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.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013
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 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.