Monday, January 31, 2011

Design a Logo for the New PAC

Draw a new logo!  This one is history!
The Anchorage School District libraries got a new catalog last summer to help students locate books.  If you've been on one of the Mac's in the library to look up a book, then  you've used the catalog, or PAC (Public Access Catalog) as we're calling it.  The catalog is easy and fun to use, but it has no logo!  Soooo, if you're artistically inclined, and you love the library, and you want a chance to win a $50 gift card for books, then take out your art supplies and start creating a logo!  The logo must be between 3x3 inches and 6x6 inches (though it doesn't have to be square), have a theme of books, libraries or information retrieval, and be turned into the library by February 25th to qualify.  Get more information and a template here.


No news on the cast yet though.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

2011 Battle of the Books Winners!

Congratulations to Erica, Shruti, Tyanna, and Koral, winners of this year's Battle of the Books competition at Goldenview!  This was the most exciting competition ever!  It was also the largest ever with ten teams competing.  Good luck to Goldenview's winners when they attend the district battle at Clark Middle School next Thursday, February 3rd. 

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Donate Books to the Library--Right Here!

There is a new service called School Library Exchange that was established by a retired librarian to help people who want to donate books find a library that wants them!  So if you like to support your local library, or want to donate some books, The Goldenview Library is now a member of the School Library Exchange.  You can click on the site and find what books we need, and then sign up to donate them (usually orders are placed right through Amazon, but they don't have to be).  To find out more click here, or on the widget to the left of this post.  All donations will receive a nice "donated by" book plate.

Monday, January 10, 2011

New Book Awards Announced!

Today the American Library Association announced the best books of 2011.  All the books were published in 2010.  The winner of the Printz Award for best young adult book is Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi.  One of the runners up is Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick.  Both of these books are at Goldenview and can be checked out now!  Other winners today are Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King and One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia.