The most important part of choosing your author for the JLP is making sure you feel you can be fully committed to this writer. You will be reading anywhere from 3-6 pieces from this author, so it is important that you resonate with his or her style of writing. Take your time, be thoughtful, and investigate your author before choosing. (Plus be aware that the you must feel good about the 3-5 that you submit; you might not get your first choice!)
- To see the areas in the 800′s literature section of the Dewey Decimal System click here.
- For a list of literary awards click here.
- To learn about the PEN Faulkner click here.
- For more about PEN and the freedom to write click here or here for the international site.
- Finally, here is the link to the presentation of authors presented to you.
- And this is the video shown.
Please remember, the librarians are here to help you in choosing the best author for your JLP!
November 1, 2013 No Comments
Teen Read Week starts on Tuesday, October 15 and will occur on Thursday and Friday, October 17 and 18. Teen Read Week is an event that promotes teens reading at your library. The theme changes each year for Teen Read Week; this year the theme is Seek the Unknown at your library. Aside from a change in the spacey decor, you can expect these activities during the week:
- Starship Enterprise crew members will be your librarians for the week;
- Room 405 H will be transformed into a Planetarium Study Room;
- Room 405 I will show movies all week along with popcorn to accompany the films;
- There will be a Seek the Unknown quiz you can play. Best score will receive a prize!
- Each day their will be a drawing after you have entered with your favorite sci-fi book;
- Sci-fi books on display plus a trailor of sci-fi movies being streamed;
- And last but not least, glow sticks will be handed out each day!
Teen Read Week is for YOU! I hope you will come by and enjoy this promotional event in your HKIS HS Library!
October 10, 2013 No Comments
Just recently I read my first book on a Kindle. As a librarian, I probably should have done this a long time ago. I have read on my iPad–usually when I’m travelling and need a new book because I’ve finished my printed copies. Here’s my first thought: I still like reading from a print book! I think it all has to do with the end in sight. I like knowing how many pages are left. Let me back up: I like knowing how many pages the book is! I also like looking ahead to see how much further I have till the next break or chapter. I’m not a fast reader, so these little details of a book reassure me. Granted the Kindle always let me know how many more hours I had in the book or what percentage I was at, but I guess I’m just not used to marking my progress in this way. I’m going to give it one more shot though as the book I want to read next is only accessible to me on my Kindle right now–but more of that later!
October 10, 2013 No Comments