Thursday, December 17, 2015

Winter Break Reading Challenge

If you read over break and record it with the public library you'll have a chance of winning one of six Kindle Fires!  Just record every book you read here: http://tinyurl.com/winter-break-reading

http://tinyurl.com/winter-break-reading

Monday, December 14, 2015

Award Winning Week for Goldenview Library Students!

Congratulations to Chloe who just won the District Bookmark Contest!  Her bookmark will be printed up by the school district and will be distributed in the spring.


Congratulations also to the Vega team who won the Golden Book Award for the 15/16 school year by reading the most in the Amazing Race!  They received their book and ice cream party today.


And congratulations to all the top readers in the Amazing Race and the bookmark contest.  They were also celebrating in the library today at lunch.


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

We're Now on Instagram and YouTube!

Book Talk Tuesday has proved so popular that we're now putting it on YouTube!  So if you missed last week's episode, you can now catch up with it.  Or you can binge watch the whole season!

We also now have a companion booktalk_tuesday Instagram account.  Follow us to keep up with the latest books and activities in the library.

And don't forget about our old Facebook account!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Goldenview-Middle-School-Library/66362675911https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPh6DmsqEoJLNEeYb0J5Sewhttps://www.instagram.com/booktalk_tuesday/




Thursday, December 3, 2015

Bookmark Winners!

This year we had some really amazing bookmarks.  It was very hard to decide which one to even vote for.  Luckily half the school cast votes, and the winner was very decisive!  Congratulations to Crystal who's winning bookmark got three times as many votes as the second place winner!  She will represent us well in the district contest.


In second place is everyone's favorite Scooby Doo.  Congratulations to Isabella for drawing a beloved bookmark!


And this year we have a runner up who will also have to represent Goldenview in the district contest.  This bookmark was definitely the most unique.  Congratulations to Chloe for coming in third!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Closing Ceremonies

The games are over, and they were the most successful games ever!  As a comparison, we read twice as many minutes this  year as last year!  Every single pod read more  minutes than last year, and our overall school participation went from 24% to 48%.  Taken all together this means WE WON THE DISTRICT COMPETITON!  Last year Gruening took the crown out of our hands, but now it's ours again!


This year 20 students finished the race and read all seven genres, with 25 students reading five or more genres.  All 25 students listed above will be invited to the ice cream party next Friday, December 11th.  The top three readers also get Barnes and Noble gift cards.  Congratulations to all these students for reading so much!


In a team competition that went all the way to the end, Super Nova read more minutes than Vega, BUT the winner is actually determined by how many minutes are read per person (to account for the uneven team sizes) and in that case the Golden Book Award goes to Vega!  Congratulations Vega!


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Come Vote for Your Favorite Bookmark!

Could Goldenview win the bookmark contest again?  The prospects look good with these beauties!
 
 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Only Five Days Left of the Reading Games!

The Reading Games end Sunday at midnight.  So since it is going to be a rainy Thanksgiving, why not eat another piece of pie and curl up inside with a good book?  Remember to log your minutes by midnight Sunday night though!  Anything timestamped after that won't be counted!  You can log your minutes here.
 And here are the results after the end of week three.  All these results are current as of 3pm Friday the 20th.   This  year we have already read more minutes than we did in total last year.  Why is that?  Because we have higher participation!  Three teams have nearly 100% participation, and the school stands at 48% participation overall!  And because of that participation, we are now leading the district competition too!  If  you add up all the minutes we have read together in three weeks, it would take one person three months to read non-stop 24/7!
Congratulations to the six students who have already read in all seven genres.  It looks like there are another eight who will easily finish the race.  Great job Goldenview!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Week Two: a Dead Heat!

This has been an exciting week.  Vega has spent some serious time logging minutes and has caught up with Super Nova.  The two are in a virtual tie!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1y4339n8HdpfkSf-mzP5c0Pcxot64kmXmsz1FKM3Oa2I/viewform

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1y4339n8HdpfkSf-mzP5c0Pcxot64kmXmsz1FKM3Oa2I/viewform

Congratulations to Super Nova which is the first team ever to have 100% participation in three years!

Also, for the first time ever, the teachers are leading the students in minutes read per person.  Great job staff!

Below are the stats for the week.  The top readers are listed.  Three people have already finished the race by reading all seven genres.  And thirty people have read two or more genres.  Congratulations everyone!  Keep logging your minutes here!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1y4339n8HdpfkSf-mzP5c0Pcxot64kmXmsz1FKM3Oa2I/viewform

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Week One of the Reading Games

Week one is finished, and although it is always a slow start, we are reading a lot more than last year (well, except for the teachers).  Vega was ahead until 89% of Super Nova sat down and recorded their times on Friday afternoon.  Way to go Super Nova!  If everyone on a team records even a few minutes a week, YOUR team could be way ahead too!  See the results below.



And here are the statistics for the whole school, as well as the current early leaders among the students.  So far 27 students have earned at least one genre bookmark!  Congratulations to the four students listed below who have at least two!


Thursday, October 29, 2015

The ASD Reading Games Are Back!


https://docs.google.com/a/asdk12.net/forms/d/1y4339n8HdpfkSf-mzP5c0Pcxot64kmXmsz1FKM3Oa2I/viewform?edit_requested=true
The Reading Games are back!  Starting Monday, November 2nd, keep track of the time you spend reading at home, in school, on the bus, etc, and you could win (semi) cool prizes, the respect of your friends (and librarian) and bragging rights!

All you have to do is read at least two hours in each of the seven genres in our library.  If you don't like fiction, there are corresponding non-fiction sections you can read from as well.  Every day or two log on to bit.ly/GoldenviewReads and record your minutes.  Once a week Ms. Roohi will tally all the minutes and distribute the genre book marks!  Collect all seven!

And this year since the Reading Games is in November, which is Native American Heritage Month, try reading something about Native Americans or Alaskan Natives for the Historical Genre!

This is also an interschool competition against Mears, Hanshew, Central, Clark, Northern Lights and Gruening.  So even if you only like to read in one or two genres, keep recording your minutes so our school will win the district competition!  You can see the district results here.


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Thank you!

First, thank you to Chevron for funding our entire Donor's Choose project for $900 in new books!  The books will start arriving in the next two weeks.


Thanks also to all the students, parents and staff who supported our book fair last week.  We sold over $3000 worth of books and earned about $775 for our library.  And an even bigger thank you to those who donated to the library straight out!

Monday, October 19, 2015

The Book Fair Is This Week!

The Scholastic book fair is in the library all week!  Come in before school, after school or during lunch to browse or buy.  We will be open the whole time conferences are here too!  Please stop by and pick out something for yourself or a loved one.  All proceeds go to the library.  It is the only fund raiser we will have this year!


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Investigate @ Your Library

This year's bookmark theme has been announced, and it's going to be awesome!
Investigate @ Your Library!


Come by the library and pick up an information sheet and some entry forms; or download them below.  You may enter more than once.  All entries are due back to Ms. Roohi by the end of the day on November 20th.  The school voting will be the next week.  Our two winners will compete in the district contest, and the district winner will be announced on December 11th.

We won the district contest for the first time ever last year.  Can we repeat?  Enter your best bookmark, and let's try and win again!



Friday, October 9, 2015

We Have More Computers in the Library!


Come in and welcome our new Macs!  We have seven new Macs joining our 12 Dells.  19 Computers in the library!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Battle of the Books Starts on the 6th!


Battle of the Books starts on Tuesday.  If you want to join, be sure to turn in your permission slip by the 6th.  Then grab your lunch and head to the library.  If you don't know what to read, you can watch book trailers for all the books HERE!

If you are not participating in Battle of the Books, you will need to show your ID on Tuesdays and Thursdays when you come to the library at lunch.

See you all soon!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

You Can Now Eat in the Library at Lunch!

Library lunch room!
For the first time ever, it is now possible to eat in the library at lunch!  Just come to the library before lunch and get a lunch pass for that day.  At lunch bring your sack lunch or get hot lunch and come to the library with your food.  Return your pass and eat in the back.  Socialize, read, do your homework and have fun!  Just make sure you clean up afterwards!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Please Help Our Library Buy Books!

http://www.donorschoose.org/project/our-students-need-stimulating-new-books/1685132/?rf=link-siteshare-2015-09-account_projects_teacher-teacher_1987059&challengeid=317751

Our book budget was cut by 26% this year, and 72% over the last six years, so we have very little money to buy new books anymore.  But you can help us by donating to Donor's Choose!  I have a grant for $1500 that needs to be funded so we can buy the books on the list!  You may donate as much or as little as you want, and if you donate before September 24th and use the promo code SPARK at check out your donation will be matched!  Please check out our grant here.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Time to Sign up for Battle of the Books!

Battle of the Books will start Tuesday, October 6th.  We meet in the library during lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Come ready to read, practice and have fun!  But don't forget to return your permission slip by the 6th!  You can find the book summaries and permission slip below.



Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The Library Is Open for Lunch!

The first thing to do when you get to the library is sign in!

Starting today the library is open for lunch.  After you finish eating in the lunch room, grab your friends and come down to the library! 

Remember to sign in at the circulation desk and leave your food and drinks on the table by the door.  Then go engage in one of these great activities:
  • Reading
  • Homework
  • Talking to friends
  • Playing games or cards
  • Working on a puzzle
  • Building something with the Legos
  • Using the computers (half are for homework, half are for games)
  • Playing Wii on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • Answering the Question of the Day

This year the non-fiction section is going to be the quiet area of the library.  If you want to talk and play games, please sit in the fiction or reference areas.

Also this year the computers are divided into homework computers (on the non-fiction side of the library) and gaming computers (on the fiction side of the library).  Please respect others and sit in the right area and share the computers.

Lunch is over!


Monday, August 31, 2015

Shelfies

This year for orientation students went on a mission to find different things in the library and take a shelfie with it.  And they had to make it creative too.  Here are some of the best.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

And We're Back!


Photo courtesy of Alaska's Focus Photography.  To see more pictures from the first day click here.

Happy new school year from Ms. Roohi, Ms. Myers and Festus!  We are open and ready for business!  You may check out starting now.  The library will be open for lunch and before school starting next week.  Listen for details on the announcements.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The Lip Dub Is Out

You can finally watch the lip dub video we all worked on in May.  Show it to your friends and family.  And have a great summer!


Thursday, May 21, 2015

eBooks: the Library Is Open This Summer!

The school district has a subscription to OverDrive, which has ebooks and audiobooks.  You can read or listen to them online or on a Kindle, nook, tablet or phone.  Go to http://asdk12.lib.overdrive.com to browse the collection and check out books.  You may check out three books at a time, and books may be checked out for 7 or 14 days (you can change the period in the settings).

To get on, your username is the 14 digit number on your ID card and the password is the last four digits of that number.  If you can't find your ID, you can get the number in the library.

The available ebooks are searchable in our PAC, but books have to be checked out on the Overdrive website.  You can search for books there too.  

If you have ever borrowed books from the public library, this works the same way.  Below is a short tutorial.  To view it better click on the full screen button on the graphic or you can download it.


 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Lip Dub in the Library

Monday was an awesome day of filming our school wide lip dub video.  And we had lots of fun in the library doing it!  While we won't be able to see the final version until the last day of school, here are some pictures of what we were up to in the library on that day.


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Final Results of the Amazing Race

Our big winner was Super Nova with the most minutes read and the most minutes per student and the highest participation rate at 75%!


Our individual winners are listed below.  Congratulations to the 15 students who read in all seven genres!  There were four more students who read in five or six genres.  All 19 students will get an ice cream party in the library this Thursday, May 7th.


And finally, here are the school wide statistics, broken down in each category.