A New Beginning

Since I last posted on this blog, I have moved to a new school and a new library.  I left a beautiful, newly-built school library with great display areas, huge windows and light, new furniture and a big-budget book collection.  This new library is shared by a high school and middle school- it bridges the two schools together, but is located down a long hallway between the two … Continue reading A New Beginning

March Madness Reading Tournament

In honor of the single-elimination college basketball tournament performed each spring, the library got its game on for a little reading competition. Our 16 top-circulated books made up the first bracket, with series, such as the Twilight series and Diary of a Wimpy Kid, counting as one book. Voting in the Language Arts classes and in the library began March 18th to coincide with the … Continue reading March Madness Reading Tournament

Winter Holidays

Here’s the basic Holiday display I did last year featuring books on Kwanza, Christmas, Hanukkah and other religious holidays of the season. I wrapped discarded library books in gold and blue wrapping (our school colors) and made a wintery Holiday sign. Simple. Inclusive. However, no one looked at any of the books. So, this year I decided not pull holiday books. My theme: “Unwrap the … Continue reading Winter Holidays

What’s Cookin’?

This is a display that really could be used anytime of the year. But as we are entering the winter and holiday season, perhaps there is a bit more interest in cooking and baking delicious goodies for holiday treats and feasts. With just a pot full of cookbooks on an old tablecloth with some utensils hanging around, the display is pretty self explanatory. So many … Continue reading What’s Cookin’?

Election Day

It’s Election Day 2012 – time  for patriotism to shine in our library! Along with the national election to focus on, our library hosted the 2012 Youth Vote. All day, students filed in to individual voting “booths” and exercised their right to vote for president, local officials and propositions, and their own special measure – whether 16 year-olds should have the right to vote. Continue reading Election Day