Thursday, February 5, 2015

We're Number Three!

Congratulations to all of the Battle of the Books participants this year.  We had 8 teams and 27 participants, and the school battle was the longest, closest, and most competitive ever!  It should also be noted that there was more food than ever before too.  When it was all over the Rabid Readers narrowly came out ahead and went on to the district battle for a second year in a row.  This year they came out third in the longest (and also very close) district battle ever!  How will they fare in high school next year?

And here's a picture of all our happy, relieved, and full school battlers.

Friday, January 9, 2015


The winning bookmark for the ASD.  Look for your copy in May!
 The winner of the district bookmark contest is Alys Korosei!  She had almost twice as many votes as the second place winner who happened to be Sydney Winn!  So Goldenview took first and second, thus ending our 18 year drought! 

Alys' bookmark will be printed up by the district and will be distributed to ALL the schools in Anchorage next year.  But we will get our copies in May and will have a huge bookmark signing party before school is over.  Watch for it!

Five students who placed well in the school contest but who don't get their bookmarks printed by the district had their bookmarks printed by the school.  You can come by the library and pick one of them up!

Come by and pick up one of these gorgeous bookmarks!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Help Us Preview These books!

We just got all these new books donated to our library!  But in return we need to preview them for the publisher.  Help us preview the books so we can keep them!  If you want to be the first one to check one of these books out, just come by the library in the first week of January.  We'll give you the book, and you can fill this simple form out for us!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

And the Winners Are...

It was so hard to choose the top two winners this year that we needed to list three!

The teachers' choice was drawn by Alys

The students' choice was drawn by Sydney

And the runner up was drawn by Chloe

Congratulations to all three of you!  You'll all get gift cards to Barnes and Noble.  Alys and Sydney will compete in the district bookmark contest.

Here are the next seven

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Bookmark Voting!

Come by the library and vote for your favorite bookmarks!

This year we have 63 lovely entries.  Goldenview could actually win the district competition with some of the ones that were turned in!  Everyone gets two votes.  Choose carefully, because the object is to pick a bookmark that's good enough to win the district competition.  It needs to be beautiful, sure, but it also needs to say Grow @ Your Library and be about books or libraries.  Will everyone in the district want to see it all next year?

Voting is in the library until the end of the day Monday, December 8th.

Do your duty: VOTE!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Book Fair on Saturday!

Don't forget, the Barnes and Noble book fair is this Saturday, November 29th, from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm. 
Come by the store and buy books, music, nooks, magazines, games and even treats in the coffee shop!  Just mention Goldenview at the checkout, and the library will get a percentage of your purchases! 
Schedule of Events
9 am               Book fair Opens

9 am – 4 pm   Gift wrapping 

10 am             Orchestra performs
10 am - 3 pm  Children's story time

11 am - 4 pm  Face painting by Goldenview art students
11 pm             Book fair closes

If you want to support the library, but won't be able to make it to the store on the 30th, please consider supporting us online!  Just purchase your items through following the directions, and use the code #11449329 when you check out.  Our online fair is available from November 29-December 4.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

New Science Books!

The library just received a $2000 grant for 100 new science books.  The grant was through Donor's Choose, but most of it was funded by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and Anthony and Nanar Yoseloff.  Most of the new books are here now and are ready to check out!  Come by and look at all the cool books (and maybe even take a few home)!

We also need to thank our very generous donors!  So we need your help to write them lots of letters!  If you check out a book, be sure to take a sheet that details how to write our sponsors a letter.  If we do a great job thanking our donors, we can apply for another grant for more library books!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Grow @ Your Library!

The ASD annual bookmark contest is back!  This year's theme is grow @ your library!  All entries are due back at the library by the end of the day on November 26th, 2014.  Voting for the best bookmark in the school will be the first week of December, and the two top winners will compete in the school district's competition right before winter break.

The two top winners for the school will receive a Barnes and Noble gift card.  The district winner (should you be the one) will have their bookmark printed up and distributed to ALL Anchorage schools next year!

Did you know that Goldenview has NEVER won the bookmark competition for the district? It's time to rectify that situation! So how would you like to be the first one?  Just turn in your best artwork by the 26th, and you might!  You can find the instructions here, and the bookmark blanks in the box below.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Scholastic Book Fair!

The Scholastic book fair will be in the library the week of October 20-23.  It will be open before and after school all week, and will be open all day, 8:00 am-7:00 pm, on our conference day, October 22nd.

Please plan on coming by and browsing in our book fair when you come in for your conference!

You can preview the book fair selection here.

Profits from the fair go directly to the library to help buy new library books!  Come support the library!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sign Up Now for Battle of the Books!

Do you love to read?  Do you want to meet new people?  Do you want to try something new?  Then join Battle of the Books!

Never battled before?  Have no preselected teammates?  Aren't quite sure if you really want to do it?  No problem!  We'll explain it all to you, find you teammates, and show you a good time.  And if you still don't like it, then you don't have to stay.

Battle of the Books begins Tuesday, October 7th, and meets at lunchtime in the library.  You even get to eat in the library!  A glamorous READ poster will be made of you and your teammates!

We will meet twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays at lunch, through the end of January. There are only twelve books to read in middle school, and they are all awesome!

If you are interested in participating, come by the library and pick up a permission slip, or print one off here.  Book summaries can be found here.  Please turn them in by the first day of practice.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

New Year, New Databases!

Welcome back to school!  Now that you're hitting the books again, you might want to consider hitting the Internet instead.  This year we have five new databases.  They are all  listed on the links on the left:
We also have two sources for ebooks, and these are also new:
Information on usernames, passwords, and access for all of these can be found in your planner on pages 44-45.  Or come by the library and we'll show you how to use them!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Welcome Back to School!

We're happy you're at Goldenview and want to use the library!  We are open for checkout now and are open for lunch starting September 4th.  Stop by and say hi!

Friday, May 23, 2014

What to Read over the Summer?

eBooks!  The library is closed, so you can't check out our paper books until August, but just in time for summer we now have two sources for eBook!  They are OverDrive and BrainHive.  To use OverDrive over the summer all you need is your school ID.  You can find directions on how to access it here.

We also just got a trial subscription to BrainHive.  If you want to try reading their books this summer you will also need your student ID.  You can access BrainHive here or click on the picture above. Your username will be lastname.firstname.  Your password will be "asd" + the last four digits of the 14 digit number on your student ID.  So it would be "asd****"  Give it a try and check out some books!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014