Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Next Year's Battle Books!

Next year's tentative Battle of the Book's list is out!  You can find it here, or below.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Wall Map!

We got a giant wall map for the reference section for our Read around the World Activity


If you've read a book that takes place in another country, make sure to come in and put a dot on the map where your book was set.  As you can see, there has been lot's of activity in Europe!


Thursday, March 9, 2017

LEGO WALL!

We have the first Lego Wall in the Anchorage School District.  Come in and create something!


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Congratulations Battle of the Books!

This year we had several very competitive teams and everyone had a lot of fun reading nine amazing books (one not so much).  Our school Battle was held on February 6th, and the winner that day, for the second year in a row, was the Mississippi Llamas.
They went on to the district competition held at Romig on February 16th.
 
They pulled ahead at the very beginning and stayed there the whole day, only missing three questions!
Needless to say they won.  Now they're going to compete in the State battle on March 1st!  Good luck Mississippi Llamas!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Read around the World


All this semester the library will be sponsoring a Read around the World program.  The aim is to read one book from each of the seven continents.  

Read around the World Rules
Want to learn more about the world?  Then pick up your reading passport at the library and start reading!  You have all semester to complete your reading voyage.  The rules are simple:

  • Fill out the passport information, including a picture of you.  If you take a selfie you can print it off in the library and tape it in
  • Read one book per continent.
  • If you are having trouble figuring out what continent your book takes place in, ask Ms. Roohi.
  • If you check out a book for this program from the library we will give you a boarding pass for that continent to use as a bookmark.  Collect all seven boarding passes!
  • When you finish reading a book for that continent, record the information required in your passport and bring your passport into the library to be stamped.  Each continent will have a different stamp.
  •  After each continent is completed and your passport is stamped, you will also get to put a sticker on the world map indicating where you read.
  • There are seven continents and one bonus continent of your choosing (each country can only be used once!) to be completed.
  • When all eight pages of your passport are filled, turn it into the library and we will verify it and record it.  At the end of the semester each student who has read around the world will get a special treat.

Where/how to find books
  • Books must be read this semester.
  • Books may be fiction or non-fiction.
  • If you’re trying to find books, consider searching by country name in the catalog.
  • The Historical Fiction section has lots of books set in other countries.  Also try Realistic, Biographies and the 900s.
  • Generally fantasy and science fiction books are country-less, and are not a good place to search.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Winter Reading Programs at the Public Library

Looking for something to do on those dark days over break?  Why not head over to the public library for the Science Action Club?  Just want to stay home on the comfy couch and read?  Don't forget to log the books you read; you could win a Kindl!





Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Vote for the Best Bookmark!

Come to the library this week and vote for your favorite bookmark!  The top two winners will be entered in the district contest and will receive Barnes and Noble gift cards.







Thursday, November 10, 2016

Bookmark Contest


@ your library™

2016 – 2017 Bookmark Design Contest

Sponsored by the ASD Librarians
  • This contest is open to all ASD students in grades K-12. There are four levels: Primary (K-3), Intermediate (4-6), Middle School, and High School.
  • The artwork must be the original work of the student, whether computer generated or hand drawn.
  • The theme for 2016 – 2017 is Connect@your library and that phrase must be included on the bookmark.
  • Use your imagination and any ideas relating to reading, literacy and the love of the library!
  • Entries must be on white paper and be 7” x 2 3/4”.  Entries should be decorated with color and outlined in fine point black marker. The phrase “Connect@your library ™” must be located on the entry bookmark.
  • Return your entry to your school librarian by November 23rd.  School judging will take place November 28-December 5.  The winning school entries will go to district judging to choose district winners.  District judging will take place in JanuaryEntries become the property of the Anchorage School District and may be used in other advertisements.
  • The winning designs will be reproduced and distributed to ASD schools!
  •  Write your full name, grade and school name on the back of the bookmark.  

Monday, October 31, 2016

Participate in the Democratic Process @ Your Library!


 The Youth Vote is going on now in our library!  During the week every student will be coming to the library and voting for president, senator, and representative, plus two referendum questions (one on immigration, one on whether you're involved in the decision making process).  Study up on the candidates and make an informed decision.  Remember: you don't have to vote the way your parents or friends do, vote for who you think is most qualified!  This is a secret ballot.  No one will ever know your vote unless you tell them.  Election results for our school and the school district will be released shortly after the general election.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Book Fair Is Here!


Come by the book fair sometime Wednesday or Thursday and buy a book to have some fun and support the library!  We're open all day even during conferences!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Your ID Is Also a Library Card!

Don't lose that ID card because it can be used for so many cool things! By using the 14 digit number on your ID located under the sun (and your PIN is the last four digits of that long number), you can:


If you are one of the 75% of students whose parents signed you up for a public library card at registration, your card can also be used to:
Remember, any time any of these websites ask for  your library card number, they are talking about the one on your ID card that starts with 21.  If they want your PIN, it is the last four numbers of that long number.  Hopefully you wrote the number in your planner in case you lose your ID!  If you ever need to know the number again just ask a librarian.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

James Dashner Is Coming to Anchorage


James Dashner will be at Barnes and Noble on Tuesday October 25th for a talk and signing of his new book The Fever Code.  The talk is at 7:00, with the signing after.  The talk is already sold out, but if you'd like to have him sign a copy of The Fever Code, purchase your copy at Barnes and Noble and they will give you wristbands to the book signing event!  Any seats not taken by 6:45 will be given to the general public who happen to be there at that time.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Rick Riordan Is Coming to Anchorage!


Barnes & Noble and the Anchorage School District have partnered to bring bestselling author Rick Riordan back to Anchorage. We'll be one of only 9 locations for his tour celebrating his new book in the Magnus Chase series, 'Hammer of Thor'. We are SO lucky to have him come all the way up here!

The format for the event is a presentation/book talk.
The book talk will be held at the West High School auditorium, and signed copies of the book will be available at the event.

IMPORTANT DETAILS!!!
 

1) WRISTBANDS
*Wristbands are required for attendance.
*Wristbands will be available when purchasing a copy of The Hammer of Thor at Barnes & Noble, Anchorage.
*In order to accommodate families, the purchase of 1 copy of Hammer of Thor will allow for up to 3 wristbands. There is no book purchase limit.
*Wristbands will be available, only at Barnes & Noble - Anchorage, starting Tuesday, Oct. 4th
 

2) BOOKS
*THERE WILL BE NO SIGNING LINE AT THIS EVENT.
*Signed copies of Hammer of Thor will be available to people attending the event.
*Limited quantities of other signed Rick Riordan titles will be available for purchase at West High School beginning at 6:00pm Oct. 10th
*When you purchase 'The Hammer of Thor' from Barnes & Noble, Anchorage you will get a ticket valid for 1 signed copy. Bring your ticket to West High School beginning at 6:00pm, Oct. 10th and you’ll be able to pick up your signed copy.
 

3) PHOTOS and videos are allowed during the presentation as long as they are not disruptive.
 

4) SEATING – The event will have open seating (no assigned seats). Seating begins at 6:00pm.
 

5) PARKING – Parking at West High School with overflow parking available at Romig Middle School.
6) Event details are subject to change. So check here for updates.

Mark your calendar for Oct. 4th to pick up your wristband & Oct. 10th for the big event!

Friday, September 16, 2016

First Annual Goldenview Cardboard Challenge!


Take part in our first ever cardboard challenge!  Start by forming a team of 1-4 people, and then sign up in the library by the end of the day on September 23rd. 

Your task is to make a cardboard based creation that is either a game or some form of entertainment. If you want inspiration watch Caine’s Arcade or visit the Cardboard Challenge site.


Spend the week of September 19-23 forming a team, brainstorming ideas, making sketches, writing up a list of supplies you think you’ll need, and giving your list of dream supplies to Ms. Roohi.  She’ll do her best to find them, but you need to be flexible and creative!  That’s what this is all about!

Then on Monday morning, September 26th at 7:45, you can start building and the fun starts!

Rules:

  • Your creation must have at least one cardboard box in it
  • It must be made entirely out of recycled materials except for tape, glue and markers
  • The library will have a supply of recycled materials for you to use, and also markers, glue and tape
  • You may also bring in items from home if they are recycled, reused or pre-owned.  They must be clean!  Do NOT make a trip to the store (or send your mom either). The challenge is to create something new out of something you would otherwise throw away, to creatively solve problems with limited supplies.  It will not look beautiful or perfect, but it should be fun!  When looking around your home for supplies think of things like:

o   Cardboard boxes and tubes
o   Plastic bottles and food containers (clean)
o   Tin cans (clean)
o   Newspapers or other useful paper in your recycle bin
o   Yarn, string, ribbon, wire, pipe cleaners
o   Buttons, washers, googly eyes
o   Packing materials such as peanuts, bubble wrap, air pouches
o   Old bits of foil, old wrapping paper, old bags (paper or plastic)
o   Any trash you throw away that seems cool that isn’t food and is dry (think of all the product packaging you throw out)

  • Your project must be built entirely in the library.  We are open between 7:45-3:15.  If you come during class you must have a pass
  • It must be constructed between September 26th and 30th

We will have an arcade open house at lunch on Monday, October 3rd for you to show off your creation and to try out other people’s games.  Remember this is an exhibition, not a competition!

Periodic updates and cool ideas will be posted on the library’s website and the library’s Instagram account (@booktalk_Tuesday).  Watch GVTV too!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Our Maker Space Is Open for Business!

Come in to the library and create something fun!  This week we have an area where you can make your own corner bookmarks!  Check out some of the creations below!