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Our latest round of weeding has provided us with plenty of books. Many have been donated or given away to students. My art department has adopted some, but I am most impressed with what an English teacher in my school did with her class. I shared with her over the summer some really cool “blackout” […]

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We are voting each Thursday, so today was decision day in the first round of our Library March Madness Tournament. Our Sweet Sixteen are now officially down to our Elite Eight.   Image Attributions: Book Covers are compliments of GoodReads. All other images are my own.

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I put up our Library March Madness Brackets today.  I will put up more Monday, including a Bracket Challenge, a Title for this display, and how the books made it into the tournament. I don’t necessarily need it, though, as MANY students who passed as I was putting this up today asked me when the […]

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My biography weeding project continues. In phase one, I pulled 600+ or – books from the 1584 book section. We did return some based on curriculum relevancy and circ data. Phase two deals with analyzing copyright dates, and my guess is we are going to locate and pull to a cart roughly 400 more books […]

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Teen Read Week concluded and we had a great number of students participating. One of our most popular activities was the book “strip” tease, where students read a “strip” from a popular book and then identified the title. Voting for YALSA’s Teens Top Ten culminates at the end of Teen Read Week, and the ten winners […]

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UnSouled by Neal Shusterman My rating: 5 of 5 stars View all my reviews   I don’t know how Neal Shusterman is so capable of churning out novels that just suck me right in!! I truly dislike sequels and series, but I now cannot WAIT for the final installment in the Unwind series (er, I […]

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Our library book tournament has made it to the last round of our Library March Madness, with the finalist competing for DHS Library Book of the Year at Dorman High School. Vying for that title are two books in a single series, respectively book 1 and book 2.  Hunger Games, seeded at #6 matches up against Catching Fire, the #1 seed […]

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Today many of my SC library friends engaged in a healthy discussion about the books that have mostly pictures, are roughly 32 pages (give or take), and have been maligned by teachers as “easy.” The conversation began with an innocent question: If you are in an Intermediate school, 4th and 5th grade, do you have an Easy […]

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Love this!! My friend Samantha asks our thoughts on reviews in our library reviewing tools, and their never really giving us the “real” story on content that might be questionable. Thanks, Samantha, for allowing me to use this in my blog! Middle School: Drawing the line on PG-13 + content? Okay, we’ve had this discussion […]

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We are excited to share our weeded books that have been transformed into works of book art, or more aptly book sculptures. We hope to showcase them throughout the rest of the school year and hopefully even into the fall. As soon as they were set out we had a steady stream of curious students […]

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