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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 9/11/17

11 Sep

This list will look familiar from last week, because I’m on vacation and typing up my posts in advance, so these are the titles I have with me on vacation! With sightseeing and traveling, I’m not sure how much time I’ll actually have to read, but I love having options to pick from and I’m so excited to read these titles!

  • Anne of Green Gables by Mariah Marsden (graphic novel!)
  • Click’d by Tamara Ireland Stone
  • Elsie Mae Has Something to Say by Nancy J. Cavanaugh
  • The List by Patricia Forde
  • Moonlight Over Manhattan by Sarah Morgan
  • More Girls Who Rocked the World by Michelle Roehm McCann
  • Her Book Boyfriend by KR Grace
  • Ghosts of Greenglass House by Kate Milford
  • All the Wind In the World by Samantha Mabry
  • Just Friends by Dyan Sheldon
  • Tell Me That You’re My Mine by Victoria De La O

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Join Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers and share all of the reading you have done over the week from picture books to young adult novels. Follow the links to read about all of the amazing books the #IMWAYR

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 9/4/17

4 Sep

I’m getting ready for vacation, so I took some time to request some titles from NetGalley to have some digital galleys to read while traveling. Digital books are not my favorite to read – I just love reading a real book, but when I travel, I don’t have enough room in my luggage for the number of books I want to read. So, digital books it is! While, I’m away, I have access to the following titles:

  • Anne of Green Gables by Mariah Marsden (graphic novel!)
  • Click’d by Tamara Ireland Stone
  • Elsie Mae Has Something to Say by Nancy J. Cavanaugh
  • The List by Patricia Forde
  • Moonlight Over Manhattan by Sarah Morgan
  • More Girls Who Rocked the World by Michelle Roehm McCann
  • Her Book Boyfriend by KR Grace
  • Ghosts of Greenglass House by Kate Milford
  • All the Wind In the World by Samantha Mabry
  • Just Friends by Dyan Sheldon
  • Tell Me That You’re My Mine by Victoria De La O

With sightseeing and traveling, I’m not sure how much time I’ll actually have to read, but I love having options to pick from and I’m so excited to read these titles!


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Join Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers and share all of the reading you have done over the week from picture books to young adult novels. Follow the links to read about all of the amazing books the #IMWAYR

How-To Guides for Patrons

9 Sep

OverDriveMediaConsoleLogoBAfter meeting with the middle school librarians last week, I gained a few new projects that are things that definitely needed to be done and now we finally have the impetus to do them.  Our middle school students (grades 5 – 8) will be receiving Apple iPads this year for school.  I don’t want to get into too much of a debate about the issue – there are definitely both positive and negative concerns I have, but my main focus right now is to create “How to Use” guides for many of our online tools such as OverDrive, Zinio(eMagazines), and OneClickdigital (audiobooks) in order to make it easier for these students to access reading material.  In the past few days I have spent a lot of time creating these how-to guides and I’m really liking how they look.  They are very basic three panel brochures providing patrons (and staff) the information they need to get started with these resources the library provides.  I’m also creating them using the same format with different color tones, making it easy to understand and follow.  I’m not sure how current these will last as the resources continue to update, but I’m hoping that these user guides will increase the use of these resources we provide.

So many people I talk with have no idea that you can check eBooks out of the library.  Granted, we’re still trying to find our place in the eBook world with publishers, lending periods, and cost, but I believe libraries are working hard to stay relevant, and I don’t care what people say.  I think books (the format might change) will be around for along time.

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