Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Read around the World Celebration

Congratulations to the 18 students who read books spanning the globe!  We celebrated today with candy sampling from six continents, and having a slice of the world (cake)!

Japan

US/Massachusetts

Globe Trotting

Ireland

USSR/Russia

South Africa

Medieval Europe

Future China

England

Germany

Gabon

US

Monday, May 1, 2017

Free Comic Book Day!


Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 6


BOSCO'S in the Dimond Center 10am - 2pm
BOSCO'S in Spenard noon- 8pm 

Free comics? FREE COMICS??!! WOW!!!
Get 4 free comics from the huge selection of special Free Comic Book Day comics! Come in costume and you can get up to 6 FCBD comics! 

Be at the Dimond Center BOSCO'S at 10am then scoot on over to the Spenard BOSCO'S for the noon opening!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Next Year's Battle Books!

Next year's tentative Battle of the Book's list is out!  You can find it here, or below.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Wall Map!

We got a giant wall map for the reference section for our Read around the World Activity


If you've read a book that takes place in another country, make sure to come in and put a dot on the map where your book was set.  As you can see, there has been lot's of activity in Europe!


Thursday, March 9, 2017

LEGO WALL!

We have the first Lego Wall in the Anchorage School District.  Come in and create something!


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Congratulations Battle of the Books!

This year we had several very competitive teams and everyone had a lot of fun reading nine amazing books (one not so much).  Our school Battle was held on February 6th, and the winner that day, for the second year in a row, was the Mississippi Llamas.
They went on to the district competition held at Romig on February 16th.
 
They pulled ahead at the very beginning and stayed there the whole day, only missing three questions!
Needless to say they won.  Now they're going to compete in the State battle on March 1st!  Good luck Mississippi Llamas!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Read around the World


All this semester the library will be sponsoring a Read around the World program.  The aim is to read one book from each of the seven continents.  

Read around the World Rules
Want to learn more about the world?  Then pick up your reading passport at the library and start reading!  You have all semester to complete your reading voyage.  The rules are simple:

  • Fill out the passport information, including a picture of you.  If you take a selfie you can print it off in the library and tape it in
  • Read one book per continent.
  • If you are having trouble figuring out what continent your book takes place in, ask Ms. Roohi.
  • If you check out a book for this program from the library we will give you a boarding pass for that continent to use as a bookmark.  Collect all seven boarding passes!
  • When you finish reading a book for that continent, record the information required in your passport and bring your passport into the library to be stamped.  Each continent will have a different stamp.
  •  After each continent is completed and your passport is stamped, you will also get to put a sticker on the world map indicating where you read.
  • There are seven continents and one bonus continent of your choosing (each country can only be used once!) to be completed.
  • When all eight pages of your passport are filled, turn it into the library and we will verify it and record it.  At the end of the semester each student who has read around the world will get a special treat.

Where/how to find books
  • Books must be read this semester.
  • Books may be fiction or non-fiction.
  • If you’re trying to find books, consider searching by country name in the catalog.
  • The Historical Fiction section has lots of books set in other countries.  Also try Realistic, Biographies and the 900s.
  • Generally fantasy and science fiction books are country-less, and are not a good place to search.