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Monday, December 23, 2013

Saturday, December 21, 2013

A fuss over nothing! TFIOS in theaters June 6

Oh wow.

So the movie comes out June 6, and there are some stinkers fussing over the tagline. They obviously don't get John Green, Hazel, or Augustus.  Grrr, just as I have to say (or think really loudly anyway) when censorship raises its ugly head about YA lit, just read the book.  Please!? Then the tagline will fit perfectly.  Sigh.  

Friday, December 20, 2013

December 2013 by the Numbers

With End of Course testing in the library the last 6 days of the 15 days of December, our stats took a slight hit.  Here they are!!

"Selfie" is the Word of the Year

The Oxford Dictionary of English proclaimed "selfie" as the word of the year for 2013.  DHS is celebrating this with a display of "selfies" contributed by students.  We are affectionately calling them "shelfies" since we are asking our students to take selfies in the stacks!!

So here are our library "Shelfies!"

Monday, December 16, 2013

Book Selected for 2nd Semester First Lunch

We have chosen our book for the first semester book club that meets at lunch!  We will be reading Butter by Erin Jade Lange. No date has been set yet for our first meeting, but when we know what that date i, we will let all know.

Here is a little teaser book trailer to get you interested in our book club book, Butter.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

1st Semester Book Clubs and Winners

The first semester book clubs have come to an end, and an average of 50 students participated across the semester, divided onto three groups that matched lunches.  Our last book club, held Thursday, December 7, offered prizes to be won during each book club lunch. Each group had an activity centered on their lunch club title, and winners took away a $10 gift card to Barnes & Noble, while consolation prizes included Hershey Bars (2 each lunch) and Smarties (left over game pieces).

  • 1st Lunch played a Marie Lu's Legend bingo game, and James Miller won the gift card!
  • 2nd Lunch held a twitter like contest where students were challenged to come up with a six word summary of John Green's book The Fault in Our Stars. Tyrica Brown won the gift card for her creative tweet "Never regret living your life today.
  • 3rd Lunch played a Veronica Roth's Divergent bingo game, and Kayleigh Southers won the gift card!

We have begun the process of choosing our first titles for second semester.  Mrs. Nelson is going to pitch the Butter by Erin Jade Lange. Here is a book trailer about the book.  Ms. Hammett and Mrs. Dillard have not yet decided on a title.  

Friday, December 13, 2013

A-Twitter about a Surprise Fine Forgiveness Day

Today marked a unique day for us in the Dorman High School Library. It was Friday the 13th, a traditionally frowned upon date. Factor in also the library being closed due to "End of Course" Testing, and we have some pretty unhappy library regulars. To turn frowns upside down, we decided to market this special day as a surprise fine forgiveness day. We thought about our making the announcement via our Library Twitter account since we were closed, but we knew not too many of our students were following it. So Mrs. Dillard, one of the DHS librarians, hatched a plan. She sent the following message out in an email to our teachers, requesting they share the fine forgiveness day as well as how we would be rounding up books that needed to be returned each block.  It went like this, though it's been edited for brevity:

Students who have fines but do not have books to return can TWEET to the library to have their fines waived/forgiven. The Twitter handle for the DHS Library is @CavaliersRead. If students do not have a Twitter account, they can stop outside the library doors (on the cafeteria side) and write their name on a Fine Forgiveness paper.  

The response was overwhelmingly positive! We also prvided a way for students who do not use Twitter to get in on the deal, and we sent a student library worker around each block to collect books for teachers who responded indicating the need. We had many books picked up each block by our library workers, and we gained some new followers to out Library Twitter account, @CavaliersRead!

Way to go Mrs. Dillard!! 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Mrs. Mayes 4th Block Book Posters

During the last few weeks, Mrs. Mayes fourth block English 10CP class has been reading books in order to create a video book trailer or poster.  Here are some of the posters completed so far. Students were required to complete citations for all images, songs, and their book for the project, and these are on file in the media center.

Kaylin O.

Kaylin Oglesby


DeNae\' Landrum

Tyriek D.

Tyriek Duncan

Pamela T.

Pamela Turner

Kiera w.

kierra weaver

Trice B.

Trice Brooks

Brandon S.

Brandon Still

Charlotte B.

Charlotte Burgess

Steven F.

Steven Fedorov

Mrs. Mayes 4th Block Book Trailers

During the last few weeks, Mrs. Mayes fourth block English 10CP class has been reading books in order to create a video book trailer or poster.  Here are some of the videos completed so far.  Students were required to complete citations for all images, songs, and their book for the project, and these are on file in the media center.

R. Mallory

Anthony R.

Kenny M.

Steven M.

Morgan P.

India Y.

Oltavia C.

Alexsandria B.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

A Very Merry Christmas

Wishing all a very Merry Christmas from the Library and Visual Arts Department (Art Sculpting Class, Fall Semester 2013)!!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Looking for some FREE Reads??

Simon Teen is sponsoring 31 days of Free Reading!!

The details (copied from their Facebook page)

We're excited to announce #Pulseit's#31daysofreading
Starting at midnight on December 1 & for the rest of the month of December, Pulseit.com will feature a different book each day as a FREE read for 24 hours! Plus, you can enter to win a copy of the book of the day by liking the #31daysofreading book of the day post on our SimonTEEN Facebook page!
You can see the schedule for all #31days here:http://bit.ly/pulseit31days
And don't forget to tune in each day to Facebook to enter! For giveaway rules, see:http://bit.ly/teenfbrules
If you are not following Simon Teen on Facebook, visit this link.