Friday, June 15, 2018

Summer Reading Book Recommendations: Week 2

It's Week 2 of book recommendations, and rather than go on and on about these great books, you only get five words to excite your reading selves! Take a look at this week's books:
Access all of the book recommendations HERE.
The 5-word summaries or reviews were posted daily on Twitter; did you miss them? Here's each day's review:

Stay tuned for next week's recommendations--all are sports writers, maybe some of your old favorites, but you might be surprised with a new suggestion! Happy reading!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Summer Reading Book Recommendations, Week 1

With summer upon us, now is a great time to catch up on those books you've heard friends, teachers, classmates, and others talking about! Each week we'll feature five titles with a theme, of sorts, to guide your selections. This week's theme is Stand-Alone Titles.

You can access the full Slides presentation showing all titles and descriptions HERE. Stay tuned for more titles and recommendations!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

New Books!

Even though we're at the end of the school year, it's good to think about to the coming year! Waiting for you will be hundreds of new books--not only state award books for the 2018 - 2019 school year, but also new titles from your favorite authors and those you have yet to discover.

Like our alien friends from Sesame Street, let your enthusiasm for books bring you into the library in August to check out new titles!

Saturday, March 31, 2018

New Books from Our Scholastic Book Fair

Thank you to our parent volunteer who oversaw the spring Scholastic Book Fair! With her work and the generosity of our families, we were able to purchase several new books for the library, including those featured below.

Are you looking for a graphic novel? These four are now available in the library, including the long-awaited graphic novel for the Wings of Fire series.

Among the new books are new titles in popular series, like Gordon Kormans' Ungifted and its sequel Super Gifted. Book 3 in the Horizon series, A Warp in Time, is also now part of our collection. Not read the other two book in the Horizon series? Check out the trailer below.

Looking for mystery, action, or adventure? Popular authors Lois Ruby and Ally Carter are among the authors whose books were also recently added to the collection. You can read more about Not If I Save You First on author Ally Carter's website.
We're excited to talk with you about our new books--stop by the library soon to check out one of these new books or any of the others in the collection! See you soon!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Classic Retellings

Looking for a new genre to try? A popular genre with many options to read is classic retellings.

So what are classic retellings? Think of a traditional fairy tale, but with a switch or twist to it.

Many options wait for you to check out. Looking for a Cinderella story? Cinder or Ash and Bramble might appeal to you. 

Or maybe you're a fan of Beauty and the Beast? Then try Beastly, As Old As Time, or Hunted.

Looking for something different? Take a look at some of our other classic retellings:

We hope to see you soon--and maybe with a classic retelling to check out!

Monday, November 20, 2017

New eBooks & Audiobooks

Recently we've added eBooks and audiobooks to our collection. You can find the always popular Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, as well as the entire Harry Potter series now in the catalog.

Brand new to the collection is also the audiobook and eBook for Kimberly Bradley's The War I Finally Won, the follow-up to The War that Saved My Life.

Not sure how to check out an eBook or audiobook, or you're looking for additional titles? Be sure to stop by the desk--we'd love to help!  

Monday, November 6, 2017

Revisiting Our AEA Databases & Online Resources

Our Heartland AEA offers many databases and online resources for student research and projects. You can access all of the AEA's resources by CLICKING HERE. If you've forgotten how to log in, please talk with your librarian. Below are just a few of the examples students have used, along with two newer resources now available to us.

MackinVIA offers fiction and nonfiction eBooks and audiobooks you can access right from our school catalog. Also, you can go to to see their collection of thousands of online books. You can read and listen to all of these books with your smart devices.

CLICK HERE to access the site.
CLICK HERE to access the site.
In the past, students have used SIRS to find research to use in pro/con assignments. Now, Points of View is another database that students can use for these debating-type assignments. You can access both of these databases by clicking on the captions under the pictures.

CLICK HERE to access the site.
New to the FLIX family of resources is FreedomFLIX. Like BookFLIX and TrueFLIX, this resource includes books, videos, related websites, and more! They offer books on a variety of social studies topics.

These are just a few of the many databases and online resources that are available to students. Need help using them? Stop by the library; we'd love to help you!