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Sometimes great ideas are of the simplest concepts.  This was shared with me recently, and so I asked permission to share it here on my blog.  I am so hoping to do this in my own high school library.  It was created by Jenny Cox, school librarian in the coastal area of our state,  Kensington Elementary School […]

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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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The Library’s Final Four

We decided to do a “March Madness” book tournament at my school, basing our “Sweet Sixteen” on the top circulating books for the calendar year, February 2012 – February 2013.  The idea was shared from a neighboring library school intern at Spartanburg High.  We picked it up and ran with it, modifying it only slightly! […]

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Our 2013 March Madness LIbrary Book Tournament continues! Students were asked to vote on the match-ups from last week’s Sweet Sixteen, and the winning titles moved up in the brackets to the status of  “Elite Eight.”  Here are the titles that were promoted to the “Elite Eight” through voting all this past week (since March […]

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Here’s another great idea for a library display that goes along with March…or rather March Madness.  I swiped it from a librarian friend of mine, Susan R. Meyers who works in a neighboring district high school. Of course she credits her intern for the concept.  So go on over and read and see their set […]

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I follow several blogs, nings, Twitter chats, and more for school librarian issues.  This is just one of the ways I keep a pulse on best practice and opportunities or ideas to implement in my own practice. Generally it is effective and I highly recommend this. Today I found a gem to share from the […]

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I participated in the Twitter Book Chat for R.J. Palacio’s Wonder.  What a great book and wonderful and rapid discusion on the book! I took away so many ideas including perhaps a one book, one school idea, read alouds, first book club of the year, writing prompts from various character POV’s, and more.  I learned of […]

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On the school front, we’re pushing the public library’s summer reading program for teens. It sounds so cool and I love their logo so much —  i soooo want a tshirt.  Too bad I don’t qualify. I think I’ll crash their kickoff party anyway to see if I can score a shirt. After all I […]

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I am somewhat depressed today as I have been number crunching this weekend.  It is time for my monthly library report, so this month I thought I’d include statistics from our state book award program. Votes were cast at my school Feb 28-29, and all votes in the state had to be submitted via Survey […]

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