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!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Battle of the Books 2016

Congratulations to all the amazing participants in Battle of the Books this year.  Of the 23 participants 10 read ALL the books!  A new record high!  And it paid off for the Mississippi Llamas who won the battle for the school in a close competition against the Flaming Flamingos.  Delainey, Alice, Kiera and Allie will represent us in the district battle next week at Romig.  Good luck girls!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

New Services from the Public Library that YOU Can Use!

The Anchorage Public Library has two new online services that anyone with a public library card can use, even from school (don't have a public library card?  It's easy to get one, just go here)!

The first service is Hoopla which allows you to borrow, for free! videos, music and audio books.  All from the comfort of your home!  You can download up to eight a month. 
The other new service is Lynda which is a professional, on-demand training in computer applications.  So teach yourself how to use Photoshop, or any other program with their tutorials!

Another service the library provides is Freegal which is is a downloadable music service. Freegal offers access to about three million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. You can download and keep three songs a week or stream up to three hours a day.

And don't forget about Listen Alaska Plus which works the same as the school's Overdrive ebook account

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Winter Break Reading Challenge

If you read over break and record it with the public library you'll have a chance of winning one of six Kindle Fires!  Just record every book you read here:

Monday, December 14, 2015

Award Winning Week for Goldenview Library Students!

Congratulations to Chloe who just won the District Bookmark Contest!  Her bookmark will be printed up by the school district and will be distributed in the spring.

Congratulations also to the Vega team who won the Golden Book Award for the 15/16 school year by reading the most in the Amazing Race!  They received their book and ice cream party today.

And congratulations to all the top readers in the Amazing Race and the bookmark contest.  They were also celebrating in the library today at lunch.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

We're Now on Instagram and YouTube!

Book Talk Tuesday has proved so popular that we're now putting it on YouTube!  So if you missed last week's episode, you can now catch up with it.  Or you can binge watch the whole season!

We also now have a companion booktalk_tuesday Instagram account.  Follow us to keep up with the latest books and activities in the library.

And don't forget about our old Facebook account!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Bookmark Winners!

This year we had some really amazing bookmarks.  It was very hard to decide which one to even vote for.  Luckily half the school cast votes, and the winner was very decisive!  Congratulations to Crystal who's winning bookmark got three times as many votes as the second place winner!  She will represent us well in the district contest.

In second place is everyone's favorite Scooby Doo.  Congratulations to Isabella for drawing a beloved bookmark!

And this year we have a runner up who will also have to represent Goldenview in the district contest.  This bookmark was definitely the most unique.  Congratulations to Chloe for coming in third!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Closing Ceremonies

The games are over, and they were the most successful games ever!  As a comparison, we read twice as many minutes this  year as last year!  Every single pod read more  minutes than last year, and our overall school participation went from 24% to 48%.  Taken all together this means WE WON THE DISTRICT COMPETITON!  Last year Gruening took the crown out of our hands, but now it's ours again!

This year 20 students finished the race and read all seven genres, with 25 students reading five or more genres.  All 25 students listed above will be invited to the ice cream party next Friday, December 11th.  The top three readers also get Barnes and Noble gift cards.  Congratulations to all these students for reading so much!

In a team competition that went all the way to the end, Super Nova read more minutes than Vega, BUT the winner is actually determined by how many minutes are read per person (to account for the uneven team sizes) and in that case the Golden Book Award goes to Vega!  Congratulations Vega!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Come Vote for Your Favorite Bookmark!

Could Goldenview win the bookmark contest again?  The prospects look good with these beauties!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Only Five Days Left of the Reading Games!

The Reading Games end Sunday at midnight.  So since it is going to be a rainy Thanksgiving, why not eat another piece of pie and curl up inside with a good book?  Remember to log your minutes by midnight Sunday night though!  Anything timestamped after that won't be counted!  You can log your minutes here.
 And here are the results after the end of week three.  All these results are current as of 3pm Friday the 20th.   This  year we have already read more minutes than we did in total last year.  Why is that?  Because we have higher participation!  Three teams have nearly 100% participation, and the school stands at 48% participation overall!  And because of that participation, we are now leading the district competition too!  If  you add up all the minutes we have read together in three weeks, it would take one person three months to read non-stop 24/7!
Congratulations to the six students who have already read in all seven genres.  It looks like there are another eight who will easily finish the race.  Great job Goldenview!