Monday, April 13, 2015

April Newsletter

The April Newsletter is here - check it out!

Featured this month:
  • Contest winners!
  • A mysterious display.
  • An awesome way to transform books from Art I. 
  • Annual poetry events.
  • The next Book Club pick.
  • A quick preview of summer reading.

What's on display? It's a mystery!

What’s on display this month? It’s a mystery! Check out a book from this display, and not only will you be wondering whodunnit, you’ll also be wondering whowroteit and whatit’scalled. Are the illustrations clues or red herrings? Who knows! You’ll have to read to find out. 

Have an idea for a book display? Let’s hear it!

Thanks to Taylor M for this great display idea and Zoe K for creating the display.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Book Sculptures

Stop in the library and check out the book sculptures Ms. McNeill's Art I class made. They look awesome!

Left: Do you recognize the character in Callie S's sculpture?
Right: Check out Kaity K's sculpture!

May 14 Book Club Pick: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Book Club is reading the first book in the classic sci-fi comedy series, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for the next meeting; all are welcome to join the discussion after school in the library on Thursday, May 14.

From Goodreads: Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, an alien researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who has been posing as an out-of-work actor. Together this dynamic pair begin a journey through space aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker's Guide and a galaxy-full of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox--the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian, Zaphod's girlfriend whom Arthur tried to pick up at a party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot.

If you need a copy of the book, talk to Ms. C in the library. See you on May 14!

More like Lovecraft

If you enjoyed reading Lovecraft for yesterday's Book Club meeting or just like horror in general, try some of these books.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

MSLA Bookmark Contest Winner: Krysten!

Congratulations to Krysten Boyer, who won Division IV in the Massachusetts School Library Association’s annual bookmark contest!

In addition to a gift certificate to a bookstore, Krysten attended an awards ceremony at the State House on April 1 and got a tour of the State House building. Also, we’ll be getting printed copies of Krysten’s bookmark here at UHS!

There were a lot of great designs from all over the state! Check out the other winners and honorable mentions this year at the MSLA website.

Winter Reading Challenge Winner: Matt!

Thanks to everyone who submitted a bingo square for the Winter Reading Challenge! The winner of the $25 Barnes and Noble giftcard drawing was Matt Kelly!