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.


https://anchorageak.libraryreserve.com/10/45/en/SignIn.htm?url=Default.htm

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!


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1YjnESYd6s2PJlVvz3vxlNCGmJvmpM5zZJtmfyt-YzZw/viewform?embedded=true

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!


http://libguides.anchoragelibrary.org/teensrc

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!!


WE'RE NUMBER TWO!  

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.

https://www.hoopladigital.com/home%3bjsessionid=C652A24BC91C7B8C7E108557D24CD701 
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!

https://www.lynda.com/portal/sip?org=library.muni.org

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: http://tinyurl.com/winter-break-reading

http://tinyurl.com/winter-break-reading

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!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Goldenview-Middle-School-Library/66362675911https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPh6DmsqEoJLNEeYb0J5Sewhttps://www.instagram.com/booktalk_tuesday/




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!