Thursday, August 30, 2012

Welcome to the *NEW* OWS library catalog!

Welcome back to school, everyone! Mrs. Kenmochi and I are so looking forward to seeing you all again very soon.

One thing that has kept me busy this summer is our library software upgrade. We have a shiny new catalog that you can access from anywhere, on or off campus. In addition to searching for books, seeing what you have checked out, and renewing your library materials, students in grades 2 and up can also place holds.

Parents are welcome to request library numbers and borrow from our student and professional collections as well!

You'll need your library number to set up your account in the new catalog, so if your student doesn't remember his or her number, please keep an eye on your inbox. We'll soon be emailing you with any library numbers for your family.

Happy reading!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Congratulations to our talented authors!

What could be more satisfying for a writer than having an audience for her work? I was so pleased to hear that two of my students, avid readers both, were recent winners of the annual PBS KIDS GO! Writers' Contest sponsored by our local public television station.

You can see them, along with the other talented winners, reading their stories. Congratulations, Elsie and Sydney!

Do you write too? If so, click on the post labels (left-hand side of the main blog page - scroll down) such as "contests," "publishing" and "writing" to check out some other opportunities!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Hunger Games readalikes

The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins has been deservedly popular, but what do you do when you've read them all, possibly multiple times, and don't know what to pick up next? Here's the answer: a wonderful flow chart from Lawrence Public Library entitled If You Liked "The Hunger Games".... This should keep everyone busy at least for the next few months!