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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Cavaliers are "Breaking Bad!"

As I roamed the hall upstairs yesterday, I noticed outside Mr. Tedder's class a GREAT display of the Periodic Table of Elements.  I stopped to take few photos, because over the last nineweeks or so I've actually given advice to students creating these cubes.

I showed several how to "score" their card stock to make folding the edges easier.  I was aware of the project, but hadn't seen the outcome yet. What a pleasant surprise.  I love that Mr. Tedder thinks "outside the box!!"  Hats off to a fun, interesting, and informative project.  I gather groups are only making the elements as they come across them in classes.

And our first copy of Allegiant goes to....

Keri M!  Congrats for entering our Allegiant contest (put together by Mrs. Graham, our intern.)  You won the first checkout! 

Monday, October 21, 2013

The TOP TEN announced!

As part of our TRW activities we pushed for students to vote from the YALSA Top Ten Nominees (25 in all) the Top Ten which has been open for voting for a while now.  The voting closed Saturday, and the winners were announced today!!

Just in case you cannot see the video, here is the list:

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielson
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
Poison Princess by Kresley Cole
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Crewel by Gennifer Albin
Every Day by David Levithan
Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross
Butter by Erin Jade Lange

Great news!! Dorman has on the shelves available to students nine of these titles!  We will add the missing title, The Poison Princess, to our next book order.  

Read this book!!

A New Poster

Would you read this book? 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Thanks for a GREAT DHS Teen Read Week!

Just wanted to say thanks DHS teens for helping us celebrate Teen Read Week at Dorman. It was fun, memorable, and best of all, a great way to get to know each other!  Some highlights and winners:

  • There daily trivia winners---too many to name! Some of these students even won Barnes & Noble giftcards! There were three in the trivia. Other scratch-off tickets garnered students pens, pencils, free books, school supplies of an assorted nature, and more. Our students were very excited to try the trivia (based on library orientation, class research, and frequently asked questions about the library.) They could not ask library staff, but could rely on signs, displays, and each other to get answers and a chance at a scratch-off ticket.  
  • We had 12 students opt in for "Bookmark Yourself," and I must say their personalized bookmarks looked great!
  • We had 97 entries in the "If YA Book Characters used Twitter" and each student who entered scored a scratch off trivia card.  Brittany W. won the Barnes & Noble Gift card from the Twitter contest drawing.  
  • Our SCPL Westside branch sent two teen librarian assistants out to help promote TRw activities form the public library Thursday.  
  • We had 20 of our 24 students invited to make it into the Donut Drop-in.  These students have this year checked out the most books, and have absolutely no over dues or fines.  Each one came for donuts, juice, milk, or water, and a FREE book.  
Definitely looking forward to next year's Teen Read Week. Enjoya  few pictured moments form thsi years TRW at Dorman.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Gearing Up for a Great Teen Read Week

Each of these activities will be sponsored during all lunches each day of the week, October 13-17, 2013. 


  • Answer Trivia Questions, win scratch off tickets with hidden prizes. Students draw a question from a Teen Read Week basket at the circulation desk. If they can accurately state an answer, they get to select a scratch off ticket. One question per student per day. We will set a ten-minute timer for harder questions that may require research. (i.e. Who is responsible for “xyz” quotation; you have ten minutes to answer.)  
  • Book Mark Contest from the SCPL (daily through October 31)

● MONDAY - Bookmark Yourself - Design/Get 2 bookmarks personalized with your picture

● TUESDAY - Locate and present the DHS Library book The Unknowns, which is openly hidden in a library display. 

DAY TBA - Fine Forgiveness Day (the day is a surprise—tba—which will be announced on the morning announcements the day of our “surprise fine forgiveness” day)

WEDNESDAY - “If Teen Book Characters Used Twitter“ contest (NOTE: may bringthis one over to cafĂ©)  All correctly identified book entries go in a drawing for a B&N gift card.

● THURSDAY - SCPL Teen Librarian Visit during all three lunches 

● FRIDAY - Donuts for the Library’s Top 25 Patrons and invited contest winners (Friday Morning before school))