Tuesday, October 30, 2012

New Catalog Computers!

Last Friday while you were enjoying your day off, the computer folks were working hard.  Our ancient gumdrop Macs were replaced with shiny, new Macs.  Come look up a book on our new catalog computers, they're much faster!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Tell Everyone Which Book They Should Fall into Next!

Do you have a favorite book that you think everyone should read?  Then add your recommendation to our book tree today!  Peer recommendations are one of the best ways to find a new book!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Use an iTouch at Lunch!

Starting today, and available most Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, iTouches will be available to check out for use in the library during lunch.  If you want to use one, return a signed permission slip, check it out at the circulation desk, and use it in the Fiction half of the library only.  Note: iTouches are for use by you, please do not share with a friend.  They can come check out one for themself!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Got Books?

We are collecting new and like-new books (paperback or hardcover, appropriate for ages up to twelve) at Goldenview to be used as treats to be handed out at Trick or Treat Town on October 25-26.  Trick or Treat Town is an annual event that supports the Boys and Girls Club.  If you have some books cluttering up your bookshelves, bring them by the library, and we will donate them on your behalf!  And as always, the library itself takes donations of new and like-new hardcover books.

Friday, October 5, 2012

ID's @ Your Library!

Have you lost your ID already?  Did you just move here and so you never got one?  Come by the library and we'll make you one!  Replacement ID's are $5, and must be paid for in the library when you order it.  ID orders are collected and submitted every Friday afternoon, and they will be delivered to you by the end of the following week.

Remember ID's are handy for lunch passes, identification for traveling, and making library accounts!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

It's Banned Book Week

Every year the American Library Association reminds us that there are people and organizations across the country that don't want us to read certain books.  The following books are from ALA's list of top ten most frequently challenged books for 2012.  These come from 326 challenges as reported in various locations around the country (to see this list in cool graphic format, click here):
  1. ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r (series), by Lauren Myracle
    Reasons: offensive language; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
  2. The Color of Earth (series), by Kim Dong Hwa
    Reasons: nudity; sex education; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
  3. The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins
    Reasons: anti-ethnic; anti-family; insensitivity; offensive language; occult/satanic; violence
  4. My Mom's Having A Baby! A Kid's Month-by-Month Guide to Pregnancy, by Dori Hillestad Butler
    Reasons: nudity; sex education; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
  5. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
    Reasons: offensive language; racism; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
  6. Alice (series), by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
    Reasons: nudity; offensive language; religious viewpoint
  7. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
    Reasons: insensitivity; nudity; racism; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit
  8. What My Mother Doesn't Know, by Sonya Sones
    Reasons: nudity; offensive language; sexually explicit
  9. Gossip Girl (series), by Cecily Von Ziegesar
    Reasons: drugs; offensive language; sexually explicit
  10. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
    Reasons: offensive language; racism 

Goldenview has six of these titles (no, the rest aren't banned).  If you want to see what the fuss is all about, come check one out, and decide for yourself.