Monday, September 26, 2011

Banned Book Week

Today kicks off the start of Banned Book Week.  Stop the library and take a look at some of the books which have been banned over the years.  I think you'll be surprised at what you find

Readers and writers unite!  People from all over the world have joined together to create a Banned Book Week's Virtual Read-Out. Chris Crutcher below (one of YA's top banned authors) reads from a banned book. 

You can view all of the videos so far on the Banned Book Week Channel.

Monday, September 19, 2011

It be International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Ahoy ye scurvy swabs!

Stop by the library to for fun activities and the chance to hunt for buried treasure!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

If you're going to destroy a book, destroy it beautifully!

How awesome is this?

A secret admirer of libraries has been leaving gorgeous works of book art in various library and library type establishments all over Scotland.

I particularly like the dragon that was left at the Scottish Storytelling Center.  The note accompanying it made me rather weepy!

We’ll have to stay turned to see if they discover who the mysterious benefactor is and what connection he has to Ian Rankin!

Link courtesy of Neil Gaiman

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Roald Dahl was a very strange man...

Though, if you've read his books you could probably have figured that out.  Here's a fan letter response he wrote to a group of school children.

Courtesy of Buzz Feed.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Guess the covers, win a prize!

Update:  Check below for a hint on #10

Can you guess the book titles for these covers?  The first Middle School and Upper School student to correctly identify all fourteen thirteen titles will win a prize!

What kind of prize, you ask? Well it could be anything from a Starbucks gift card to books to chocolate to a pencil. Or it could be all of the above. :)

We have a 6th grade winner!


There are runner up prizes for those who want to continue trying so keep those guesses coming!