Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Most Popular Books This School Year

Our most frequently checked out books so far this year are (not including battle books):

  1. Maze Runner by James Dashner
  2. I'd Tell You I Love You but then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter
  3. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  4. The Days Are Just Packed by Bill Waterson
  5. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney
  7. ASPCA Complete Dog Care Manual by Bruce Fogle
  8. Dork Diaries by Rachel Russell
  9. Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
  10. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

The most circulated books nationally from school libraries are:
  1. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
  2. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  3. Burned by PC Cast
  4. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  5. Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
  6. Crank by Ellen Hopkins
  7. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  8. Looking for Alaska by John Green 
  9. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer
  10. Monster by Walter Dean Myers

How do they compare?

And just so you know, our top series were:
  1. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  2. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
  3. Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
  4. Heir Trilogy by Cinda Williams Chima
  5. Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan
  6. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  7. Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan
  8. Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
  9. Maximum Ride by James Patterson
  10. Ranger's Apprentice by John Flannagan

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Wikipedia is Down!

Wikipedia has taken itself off the web for the next 24 hours (it will be back 8:00 pm Wednesday) to protest the ossible ppassage of two laws affecting access to the Internet: SOPA and PIPA (strangely enough these two articles aren't blocked).  But don't worry!  Your library has compiled a bunch of great TRUSTWORTHY resources for you to use in the meantime and at anytime!  Check out all the links on the bar to the left of here.  So stay right here to do your research.  You don't need to go anywhere else!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Library Has New Wii Games!

Are you getting tired of playing Rock Band and Wii Sports?  Look at the new games we just got this week!  Mario Kart, Rock Band 2, Just Dance and Just Dance 3!  Sign up to play at lunch!!

Friday, January 6, 2012

The 2012 Project

Do you enjoy photography?  Do you like working with photo editing software?  And do you LOVE the library?  Then why not put your skills to work and show your love of books by contributing to The 2012 Project!  The goal of the project?  To prove that teens still use libraries, despite the Internet and ebooks!

Here's how the project works: using a cell phone or a digital camera, take some photos (borrow the library's camera, or ASK Ms. Roohi if you can use your cell phone camera). They can be creative or just straight-ahead shots. Add text if you'd like. Pictures can be tweeted to @TLT16 or posted directly on the Teen Librarian's Toolbox Facebook wall. (No names will be included to protect every one's privacy.) Each month they will take all the images and create a visual blog post demonstrating the power of libraries in young people's lives. Approximately six pictures will be needed per day to reach the overall goal of 2,012 images.  So join in!  And don't forget to show your photo to Ms. Roohi too!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012