This week is Banned Books Week across the country. So now is a great time to think about all the books we love, and what our life would be like if we hadn't been exposed to them. Some of our favorite books other people don't want us to read because they don't like the message contained in them. The Cat in the Hat is great! But don't read The Lorax, because some logging groups don't want our children exposed to the idea of conservation! And what about Harry Potter, Twilight, A Wrinkle in Time, Huckleberry Finn, the Bible, Fahrenheit 451 (yes, a book on banning books has been banned) Julie of the Wolves, Call of the Wild, the Qur'an, the Outsiders, 1984 or Animal Farm (these last three are often read by Goldenview 8th graders). If this is peaking your curiousity, come to the library and check out the display (and check out a book--banned or not!). Or you can look at the books in the bookriver of our catalog, they've all been banned at one time or another!
Loussac is designing and building a brand new teen section in their library! It will be finished by spring, but they want input from ALL teens in town to know what you want to have in the new area. To give your input, take this quiz TODAY! One of the questions is what to name the new area. Once they have decided upon the name, there will be a contest to design the new log for the area. So keep your eyes tuned to this space for details on the logo contest. Meanwhile, take the survey!
Ok Hunger Games fans, Mockingjay has been out for three weeks now and many of you have read it. I'm hearing very mixed reports. What do you think of it, and why? Leave a comment here and let's get a discussion started!
Thanks to a wonderful volunteer, we now have four computers in the library that are solely dedicated to our new catalog. That means four of you can now access the catalog at once! Four of you can sign on to your account and put a book on hold! The twelve other computers in the library (as well as all other internet enabled computers in the world) will access the catalog too, but you will need to sign on to them first.