Archive for November 2010

The End is here

November 18, 2010

It has been Harry Potter month in my library. 
I don’t know if all the books in the series are checked out in preparation for the the movie or if it is because all the books have been on the banned book list at one time or another. 
There’s a banned book report for all 10th graders

I’ve gotten to use my glass display case – so GLAD it locks!

At the Circulation desk…

November 17, 2010

Today I had a student come up to the circulation desk and ask for a book. 
“What type of book do you need?” I asked.  I don’t usually use the word genre; I get very puzzled looks. 
The teenager responded, “I need a book about somebody who’s dead.” 

Gotta love the Biography unit in English 1.

Fall Into a Good Book

November 3, 2010

A simple display – see for yourself. 
Book covers down loaded
Photos printed at home –
Lettering courtesy of the Cricut

Fall displays

November 3, 2010

I have shown the glass cases I have with seasonal displays –
These are some from this year: 

Tommy – This one’s for you-

I found a fantastic Cricut cartridge that is a fall font.  I spelled out “Speaking of Fall” in leaves, pumpkins and wood planks. 

Banned Books Week

November 3, 2010

Yes, I am late posting my photos from Banned Books week –
My excuse is parenting an honor’s student, in orchestra and band.   

We came up with this idea a few years ago.  I take the books from the English department’s core reading list, wrap a luggage chain around them with a luggage lock.  We can’t lock our suitcases anymore so we might as well put it to good use. 

We use brown paper bags  notating a portion of the battle in court and or the school district board meeting.
We also have a “Censored” stamp.