How can you tell it is mid-term week? The library is overflowing with students in between their exams!!! The library is a buzzing with students before each exam...whether it is last minute check in with peers, relaxing before they take their test, or just moving about before they are off to their next exam, the library is the place to be.
During exams, those that are not taking one come to the library to study and/or relax.....it is also a time where we have lots of students check out books for pleasure reading as they are entering into second semester and many have some much needed down time! Many students have come in to ask for a recommendation and have walked out with smiles on their faces and their arms full of some great titles!
Shakespeare Said It First (In Print)
another of Mr. Wong's amazing bulletin boards.....an ode to Shakespeare....did you know these common phrases used daily actually came from Shakespeare and were made popular in his plays? Romeo & Juliet! Students and staff have enjoyed seeing the history of such popular phrases!!
For example: " wild goose chase" is from Romeo & Juliet
Blog Book of the Week!!
Beautiful Creatures / Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
I found this series to be a guilty pleasure! Suspense, romance, thrill and chills, Beautiful Creatures was a great read! The deep south comes alive through the town of Gatlin where teen Ethan lives, counting the days until he graduates and can move out. That is, until newcomer Lena arrives and his world is turned upside down. Beautiful Creatures is part mystical, part romance part thriller, and keeps you wanting to read more!!
From jacket: In a small South Carolina town, where it seems little has changed since
the Civil War, sixteen-year-old Ethan is powerfully drawn to Lena, a new
classmate with whom he shares a psychic connection and whose family
hides a dark secret that may be revealed on her sixteenth birthday.