Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Bookfair is a Success!



Thanks to everyone who came by the library during conferences and bought books!  The book fair was a big success.  The book fair sold over $2200 in books, netting just over $550 for the library.  In addition, generous families donated $150 worth of books to the library, meaning the library will have about $700 in new books this spring!  Most of the new books can be seen on the shelf above, and include Reckless, Heart of a Samarui, Daniel X, Clockwork Angel, Moon Over Manifest, I Shall Wear Midnight, Lightning Thief Graphic Novel, The Edge, Built to Last, Greek Myths, and a few more.  Many thanks to everyone who came and supported the library!  And don't forget, if you still want to donate books to the library, we have an account with School Library Exchange, which makes it very easy!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Battle Books Announced for 11/12

Straight from the snowy shores of Juneau and the Alaska Library Association Conference, here is your first look at the books for Battle of the Books for middle school next year:
The Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
Boy by Roald Dahl
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
Fever, 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
Heroes of the Valley by Jonathan Stroud
How Angel Peterson Got His Name by Gary Paulsen
If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period by Gennifer Choldenko
Zeus, King of the Gods (Olympians, book one) by George O'Connor
Schooled by Gordon Korman
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
War Canoe by Jamie Bryson
Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima

Monday, February 14, 2011

BOOK FAIR!

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There will be a book fair sponsored by Border's Books in the library February 16th and 17th from 12:00-7:00.  So come by the library during conferences and load up on books to read for the long weekend!  25% of every sale will go to the library.  So the more books YOU buy, the more money the library will have to buy books for you!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

All New Computers!

The library got all new computers this week.  There are 12 new student computers, and two new circulation computers.  They all came with Windows 7, and are fully loaded with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.).  And what are the students finding the most popular with the new computers?  The games are faster!  Sigh.  But everyone gives the new computers two thumbs up.

These are the fastest computers in the building, are the only ones with Windows 7, and are the only student computers with Office.  And of course they all print.  So head to the library and do some homework!