Tuesday, January 13, 2015

January Newsletter

The January Newsletter is here - check it out!


Featured this month:
  • The 2015 Winter Reading Challenge.
  • The MSLA bookmark design contest.
  • Stress-free afternoons after exam days.
  • A few podcasts to try. 
  • A quick introduction to copyright.
  • Book Club's February pick.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Calling All Artists: MSLA Bookmark Contest!

This year's Mass School Library Association's Annual Bookmark Contest is taking submissions! The theme this year is "Look what I discovered at my school library!"

Traditional and digital art entries are both accepted. The 1st place prize winner receives: 50 bookmarks of their design for themselves and 200 for their school, an enlargement of their design, a bookstore gift certificate, a certificate signed by the contest judges, a commendation from a legislator, an invitation to an awards ceremony at the State House, and a State House tour.

All entries should be submitted to Ms. Charpentier by Wednesday, January 28. As a school, we can only submit one for the contest, so if we receive multiple entries, we will hold an extra Book Club meeting to select a UHS entry on Thursday, January 29.

Need a copy of the entry form? Stop in the library or visit the link in the beginning of this post.

February 5 Book Club Pick

Book Club's next pick is Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck; all are welcome to join the discussion after school in the library on Thursday, February 5. 

From Goodreads: "Would you risk it all to change your destiny? The last thing Kelsey Hayes thought she’d be doing this summer was trying to break a 300-year-old Indian curse with a mysterious white tiger named Ren, halfway around the world. But that’s exactly what happened. Face-to-face with dark forces, spellbinding magic, and mystical worlds where nothing is what it seems, Kelsey risks everything to piece together an ancient prophecy that could break the curse forever."  

Stop in the library to grab a copy of Tiger's Curse. There are also copies available on OverDrive through CW/MARS and BPL. 

The books and meetings for the rest of the year have been set, so join us on the following days if you're interested in any of the books we'll be reading later this year.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

More like Book Club

If you liked The Fellowship of the Ring or The Looking Glass Wars or are always on the lookout for great fantasy, more like these recent Book Club picks are on display in the library and on Pinterest.

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