Friday, October 9, 2015

We Have More Computers in the Library!

Come in and welcome our new Macs!  We have seven new Macs joining our 12 Dells.  19 Computers in the library!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Battle of the Books Starts on the 6th!

Battle of the Books starts on Tuesday.  If you want to join, be sure to turn in your permission slip by the 6th.  Then grab your lunch and head to the library.  If you don't know what to read, you can watch book trailers for all the books HERE!

If you are not participating in Battle of the Books, you will need to show your ID on Tuesdays and Thursdays when you come to the library at lunch.

See you all soon!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

You Can Now Eat in the Library at Lunch!

Library lunch room!
For the first time ever, it is now possible to eat in the library at lunch!  Just come to the library before lunch and get a lunch pass for that day.  At lunch bring your sack lunch or get hot lunch and come to the library with your food.  Return your pass and eat in the back.  Socialize, read, do your homework and have fun!  Just make sure you clean up afterwards!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Please Help Our Library Buy Books!

Our book budget was cut by 26% this year, and 72% over the last six years, so we have very little money to buy new books anymore.  But you can help us by donating to Donor's Choose!  I have a grant for $1500 that needs to be funded so we can buy the books on the list!  You may donate as much or as little as you want, and if you donate before September 24th and use the promo code SPARK at check out your donation will be matched!  Please check out our grant here.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Time to Sign up for Battle of the Books!

Battle of the Books will start Tuesday, October 6th.  We meet in the library during lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Come ready to read, practice and have fun!  But don't forget to return your permission slip by the 6th!  You can find the book summaries and permission slip below.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The Library Is Open for Lunch!

The first thing to do when you get to the library is sign in!

Starting today the library is open for lunch.  After you finish eating in the lunch room, grab your friends and come down to the library! 

Remember to sign in at the circulation desk and leave your food and drinks on the table by the door.  Then go engage in one of these great activities:
  • Reading
  • Homework
  • Talking to friends
  • Playing games or cards
  • Working on a puzzle
  • Building something with the Legos
  • Using the computers (half are for homework, half are for games)
  • Playing Wii on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • Answering the Question of the Day

This year the non-fiction section is going to be the quiet area of the library.  If you want to talk and play games, please sit in the fiction or reference areas.

Also this year the computers are divided into homework computers (on the non-fiction side of the library) and gaming computers (on the fiction side of the library).  Please respect others and sit in the right area and share the computers.

Lunch is over!

Monday, August 31, 2015


This year for orientation students went on a mission to find different things in the library and take a shelfie with it.  And they had to make it creative too.  Here are some of the best.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

And We're Back!

Photo courtesy of Alaska's Focus Photography.  To see more pictures from the first day click here.

Happy new school year from Ms. Roohi, Ms. Myers and Festus!  We are open and ready for business!  You may check out starting now.  The library will be open for lunch and before school starting next week.  Listen for details on the announcements.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The Lip Dub Is Out

You can finally watch the lip dub video we all worked on in May.  Show it to your friends and family.  And have a great summer!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

eBooks: the Library Is Open This Summer!

The school district has a subscription to OverDrive, which has ebooks and audiobooks.  You can read or listen to them online or on a Kindle, nook, tablet or phone.  Go to to browse the collection and check out books.  You may check out three books at a time, and books may be checked out for 7 or 14 days (you can change the period in the settings).

To get on, your username is the 14 digit number on your ID card and the password is the last four digits of that number.  If you can't find your ID, you can get the number in the library.

The available ebooks are searchable in our PAC, but books have to be checked out on the Overdrive website.  You can search for books there too.  

If you have ever borrowed books from the public library, this works the same way.  Below is a short tutorial.  To view it better click on the full screen button on the graphic or you can download it.


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Lip Dub in the Library

Monday was an awesome day of filming our school wide lip dub video.  And we had lots of fun in the library doing it!  While we won't be able to see the final version until the last day of school, here are some pictures of what we were up to in the library on that day.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Final Results of the Amazing Race

Our big winner was Super Nova with the most minutes read and the most minutes per student and the highest participation rate at 75%!

Our individual winners are listed below.  Congratulations to the 15 students who read in all seven genres!  There were four more students who read in five or six genres.  All 19 students will get an ice cream party in the library this Thursday, May 7th.

And finally, here are the school wide statistics, broken down in each category.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Final Lap!

There is only one week left to go and only four students have finished the amazing race!  And in the district standings Goldenview has moved out of 3rd and is in 2nd, not to far behind Hanshew.  Keep reading and entering minutes and maybe we can get to first!

In team news Super Nova is still way out front, with Nebula a distant second, and the teachers way back in third.  But there is a big battle heating up for fourth and fifth with Borealis, Serius and Canis Major!  Here are the standings as of 9:00 am Monday, April 20th.

And here is the breakdown for how each team is doing in different categories:

Keep reading!  Entries will be accepted through 8:00 am Monday, April 27th.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Halfway Mark of the Amazing Race

At the halfway mark of the Amazing Race Super Nova is way out in first.  Congratulations Super Nova!  Remember to keep logging your minutes at!

And here is the breakdown by team:

Finally here are the statistics for the whole school:

We are currently third in the district.  You can see the breakdown here.