Saturday, February 25, 2012

2012/2013 Battle of the Books Announced!

Next year's Battle of the Books were chosen this afternoon.  Be among the first to know what they are and get started reading!  This is a really good list. 

Alabama Moon
Chew on This
Dark Sons
The Lost Hero
Lassie Come Home
Leaving Protection
Maze Runner
Princess Academy
Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
Shooting Kabul

Monday, February 20, 2012

What Do You Use for a Bookmark?

As a librarian, I come across all sorts of strange things that students have left in their books to mark their places.  Pictures are common, as are ID's and homework.  This year we found a $20.  And just last week I found an empty bag of Cheezit's complete with lots of crumbs (yuck!).  Librarians across the country have found lots of strange things as bookmarks, check out this list below (to see the uncensored this came from go here):

uncooked bacon
banana peel
piece of bark
lock of hair
endorsed checks with a deposit slip
candy wrapper
muffin wrapper
package of gum
beef jerkey
business cards
outline for an unwritten book
chewed chewing gum
game cards
credit cards
tea bags

Think these sound like bad bookmarks?  Then you might want to vote on the first ever Battle of the Bad Bookmarks contest!  Check it out here.  And don't use any of these either!

Friday, February 10, 2012

New Books!

We just got a huge order of new books!  12 boxes!  They fill six whole shelves on this cart (plus half a shelf on the back--20 books).  So, how many books are on this cart?  How much do you think they cost?  Guess in the comments below.  The closest guess to each question gets a treat!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Congratulations to the Winning Battle of the Books Team

On Friday, in the largest, longest, and most competitive Battle of the Books competition in Goldenview history,  Team Iceflakes beat Team Fantasy in a sudden death tie breaker.  The final score was 184 to 176. 

There were nine teams total and all of them worked very hard, and six of them were in first place at one time or another!

All of this  years competitiors

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far Far Away...

A fleet of iTouches invaded a very cool library.

Want to use one?  Ask you teacher to check out our classroom set!