Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Exciting app for The Ranger's Apprentice series

Have you ever read a really fun book and thought, man, I wish I could jump inside and be part of this world!?

Well Penguin Publishing and John Flanagan are giving you that chance with an archery app based on Flanagan's Ranger's Apprentice series.



 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Can you guess the theme?

Every month we've been swapping out a theme display.  Last month it was all sports books.  This month appears to be particularly tricky, only one group of students have guessed correctly so far.


Can you guess the theme? Stop by the library and give it a try, there's a prize in it for the winner!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Magazines...we have them!

So let's talk periodicals.  Or magazines.  Journals if you want to get particularly scholarly. We get new issues of several popular magazines every month.  And you may not know this, but you can check them out!  For two whole weeks, just like a book.

I just received the latest issue of Seventeen



And we also get Teen Vogue


But it's not all fashion and advice, we also have the October issue of Sports Illustrated Kids which looks to be a particularly good issue if you're into hockey.  Go Habs!


And there's my personal favorite, Otaku USA, where you can get all the latest news and info about anime and manga.  Did anybody else catch the first episode of the new season of Haikyu!?  It was so good!


And if none of that interests you, then you might want to take a look at Electronic Gaming Monthly.  It focuses on news and tips for computer and console gaming.


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Let's FALL into reading with some great new books this October!

Happy October!

We have sixty-eight new titles here in the library this month.  These include fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, DVDs and ebooks.

I'm trying something new, playing around with different mediums.  I created a flyer for our new books this month, but I'd love your feedback on which you prefer...the blog post where I list every single book cover and Goodreads link...or just a flyer with highlights.  The flyer should be emailed to you and you just click on the link to see all the pretties.



And in case you're wondering where the new books are (due to our Banned Book Week display of empty shelves)...

...they're temporarily living on the reserve shelves next to Mr. Fuderich's room / those old periodicals nobody looks at anymore.


And in case you were wondering about the ebooks...I've got you covered.


And just a quick word about Some Boys and Faking Normal.  They were selected for the Quick Picks for Reluctant Reader's committee I was on last year (remember, I had to read like 700 books and my committee picked the top ten best books for teenagers?) Anyway, these books are amazing and I've wanted students to have the chance to read them for ages so I'm really excited we have them as  ebooks.  They deal with some tough issues (self-harm, abuse and assault) but the topics are dealt with in a very approachable and honest way.  Seriously, there's a reason these books made the list, do check them out.

So stop by the library and take a look at what's on offer this month!