Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Testing Starts April 1st, No Joke! Get a Book!

The testing season starts on Thursday, April 1st, I kid you not.  8th graders will be taking the science test, and 7th graders will be waiting, waiting...  Then the following week everyone has three days of testing to complete.  And what are you going to do when you're finished working but time isn't up?  Your teacher will be giving you the evil eye if you sing, tap dance, or take out an electronic device.  As a matter of fact the only teacher approved activity is reading, so avoid the Thursday morning rush and get to the library NOW and check out a book!  Some kids run in the library and grab the first book they find on the shelf.  But if you'd like to read something interesting, ask Ms. Roohi for a suggestion.


Monday, March 29, 2010

Another Announcement from the Public Library

Do you love the public library and want to get more involved?  Then consider joining the Teen Advisory Board!  The TAB meets the last Tuesday of every month from 3:30 to 4:30 at the Loussac Library.  If you want to help plan fun activities for youth at the library, then come to a meeting!  Get more information here.  The next meeting is THIS WEEK (Tuesday the 30th)!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Make a Splash--Read @ Your Library!

Anchorage Public Library has just today announced a poster contest in conjunction with People Mover busses.  Design a poster using the theme Make a Splash--Read @ Your Library! and include a bus in the picture, and if you're the winner, they'll enlarge your picture and put it on the busses this summer!  Get more information here.  All entries are due by April 30th.  Entry forms can be picked up at the public library, Goldenview library, or downloaded here.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Are you a Wimp?

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie comes out on the 19th.  Are you going to go see it?  Have you read the book?  We have all of them in the library!  Even if you have no plans to read it or see it, you are no doubt familiar with the iconic stick figures.  Would you like to become a wimp yourself?  Then check out this fun website!  See, I even did one of me!  If you want to email me your wimpified self, I'll post them here sometime next week!

Ms. Roohi, Superlibrarian/wimp

Monday, March 15, 2010

Goodbye Macs, Hello Flat Screens!

If you come in the library this week you will notice that the computer area looks much nicer.  Thanks to Mr. Holleman the two Macs are gone and all the the big CRT monitors have been replaced by flat screens.  But that's not all!  He also spent a significant part of the Friday before break (remember that day?  You students were already off), updating all the computers.  That means not only do the library computers look nicer now, they also run faster!  You should notice it the next time you're in the library playing games doing research on the computers.  If you like the improvements, thank Mr. Holleman the next time you see him!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

2010/2011 Battle of the Books announced!

Hang on to your seats die-hard BOB fans!  Saturday afternoon at the annual Alaska Library Association conference, the Battle of the Books list for next year was finalized.   In probably the first post anywhere in the state, I will give YOU, dear Goldenview reader, a peak into what we're in for next year.  And it looks like it will be great reading fun!  The list so far (barring any changes due to items being out of print):

Airborn by Kenneth Oppel
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
Cracker: Best Dog in Vietnam by Cynthia Kadohata
Far North by Will Hobbs
Full Tilt by Neal Shusterman
Hidden Talents by David Lubar
I'd Tell You I Love You, but then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter
Juvie Three by Gordon Korman
Shipwrecked: True Adventures of a Japanese Boy by Rhoda Blumberg
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
Three Cups of Tea: Young Reader's Edition by Greg Mortenson
The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex

This is a totally awesome list.  The Thief is one of my favorite books, and the fourth in the series is coming out in two weeks.  I'm very excited.  Shipwrecked is one of the most intriguing pieces of nonfiction I've read; it even left me with goosebumps.  And The True Meaning of Smekday is just plain silly.  Did I tell you I met Adam Rex, the author, this summer?  See, he even pictured me on his blog!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

What are you doing to celebrate the good Doctor's birthday today?

How well do you know his books anyway?  Take this fun little quiz and find out!  Was that one too hard?  This one is easier.

Finally, here is a short biography of Dr. Seuss.  If you'd like to read more, come check out his biography in the Library: The Boy on Fairfield Street.