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.


*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

*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!


  • 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!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Welcome Back!

This year the library is open for checkout and lunch right from day one!  Just grab your lunch and come on down!  When you're finished come check out a book, use the computers, play a game, or create something in our maker space!

We're open 7:45-3:15 every day.  You can check out 4 books at a time for 2 weeks.  Don't forget about our ebooks and audio books!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Read an eBook This Summer!

The library may be closed, but you can still check out ebooks.  Just grab your id card, look for the 14 digit number on the bottom, and head on over to OVERDRIVE.  Your pin is the last four digits of this 14 digit number.  You can watch a tutorial here.

See you next fall!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Summer Reading at the Public Library

Our library may be closed for the summer, but there are three great programs for teens going on at the public library instead!  

First, if you want to volunteer at the library for four hours a week, they are looking for some reliable teen summer workers!  It's a great way to be involved in the community, meet new people, serve, and of course be around books!

There is also a teen summer reading program that you can compete in right from the comfort of your own home.  Just sign up at this link, record all the books you read, and win fabulous prizes!

If you want a tutorial on how to create an account for the summer reading program, click here.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

New Spaces in the Library!

The library has been reorganized into three different sections:  

The non-fiction section or:

Students researching country information for a world geography project

The reference section or:
Students collaborate on a social studies project on the new library Chrome book computers
Students collaborating on a production of As You Like It

And the Fiction section or:

Students create a marble run at the construction table
Students create a wall at our construction table
Students figure out how to turn limes into a keyboard with a Makey Makey
A student creates a circuit to run a fan with the Snap Circuits kit
Students color during lunch in the create section
Students create blackout poetry during National Poetry Month
Ms. Ellinwood's art students use old library books to create sculptures
Students learn how to crochet at lunch.  On many mornings Ms. Day helps the novices.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Book Sculpture Art Show!

Come view the book sculptures that were made out of discarded library books! Old books do have second lives! Ms. Ellinwood's students have been working on these for the last month and brought them down to the library for us to enjoy for the rest of the year.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Come Make Some Poetry!

April is National Poetry Month!  Come to the library and create your own poetry in a new fun way!  You can either make spine poems by combining the spines of books:

or you can pick up an old book, rip out a page, and make a black out poem!

For you old fashioned types, we also have pen and paper if you just want to write a poem.  And don't forget to check out a poetry book!  We have plenty of new ones!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

2016/2017 Battle of the Books!

Next year's list is out!  And the surprise is that there are now only ten books on the list!  So get started now so you can reread them all in the fall!

Dark Life by Kat Falls
Hidden Talents by David Lubar
Hitler's Canary by Sandi Toksvig
I Am Malala (young reader's edition) by Malala Yousefzai
Ice Dogs by Terry Johnson
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
Magyk by Angie Sage
Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
The Schwa Was Here by Neal Schusterman
Wildwood by Colin Meloy

I only have four more to read.  How about you?

Monday, March 7, 2016

Manga Lovers! Enter the Manga Art Contest!

If you love manga, and you love to draw, then enter Bosco's annual manga art contest!  Art can be black and white or color, original characters or one of your favorites from a book.  And if at least ten students from Goldenview enter the contest, then they will give separate prizes to just our school, plus you're still entered in the citywide contest. 

Monday, February 22, 2016

New Bookmarks Available in the Library!

Four of the most popular bookmarks from our school bookmark contest in November have been printed up and are available in the library.  Come by and get one for the book you're currently reading!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Second Place in District!!


Congratulations to Delainey, Alice, Kiera and Allie who represented Goldenview at the District Battle of the Books on Tuesday and brought home the silver medal!  They came in 2nd out of 15 teams and were the only team to have a flawless final round.  Thanks for representing us so well girls, and we look forward to next year!