Archive for the ‘High School Libraries’ category

Let’s Knit!

March 22, 2014

Every few days Amazon sends me an email with suggestions for books that it thinks I might like. This last week the book fairies came up with a new genre they had not offered before.  Crafts.  I enjoy crafts, but frankly, I don’t have the time.

Pictured below is a book on knitting that is being released later this year.  When I first laid eyes on it, I thought maybe it was one of the books that I had already weeded.  I don’t know what breed of dog, knitter #1 is holding but it is adorable. Upon further investigation, I discovered they also have an Easter knitting book.  I know my friend @smellslikelibrary will want a copy of that one.

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It is always Colorful in my Library……

March 15, 2014

Inventory continues in my Library….Look what I found when I picked up an entire history set of books to clean and inventory them……

0207141225ABThis is an example of what student helpers and REALLY big erasers were meant for…..kidding….I removed it myself.  If I asked a student to remove the grafftti, photos of it would have been all over campus in 2.5 seconds.

A public service announcement

October 5, 2013

During the summer while I was weeding through the non-fiction section, I came across one of the possible reasons why every spring, the staff on campus sees a growing number of 14 – 17 year old girls sporting ‘tummies’ of various sizes.  Apparently no one was listening in Health.  Seems to me the answer is pretty much the same.

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the Library….

October 5, 2013

Cue the orchestra….dah dah…dah dah…..

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The town is on fire

May 11, 2013

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At first glance I thought maybe it was a book about the Bee Gee’s.
Except the center guy didn’t have enough hair.
Or
I thought of that song…”this girl is on fire….”
“This town is on fire…..”

Nope, I’m pretty sure it’s about the Bee Gee’s.

The Mystery of Blue Star Lodge

May 5, 2013

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When I first started weeding last month,
I started going section by section looking for books that looked old by “reading” the spine.
I found this one in the “K” section, for the illustrator.
Maybe she looks so horrified because she was alphabetized under  the wrong letter of the alphabet on the shelf…
maybe it was because she tucked in between two volumes of Stephen King’s offerings.
(My student helpers cannot alphabetize to save their lives…
and yes I have taught them over and over again)

Who is she kidding?
She’s hiding behind her bicycle?
Maybe it broke down, she has a screwdriver in one hand.
I do like that even when she is bike riding she is fashion conscious –
her shoes match her top.

I love the caption on the cover…
“Four girls pedal their way to mystery and adventure”

I tried reading that line to a friend at a nearby school
and couldn’t read it to him without cracking up.

…arting with Melodie…

May 3, 2013

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Isn’t it sad when a carelessly placed library book bar code changes the happy little
title of “Starting with Melodie” to something less than ….pleasant?
If only the student or volunteer had just placed the sticker about an inch or so lower.
But they didn’t, so we have a book that looks like it is titled –
“Farting with Melodie.”
Elaine, in the white sweater looks slightly appalled.
I hope Melodie didn’t let flee a fart  in the ice cream parlor.

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After reading the back cover I understand why it was never checked out.
My school is  in a low socioeconomic area of the district –
the premise of the book, that Melodie has a mansion
with servants and celebrity parents…?
Well, it might as well be in the Science Fiction Fantasy section in my library.
My students could not relate.