Ridley High School Library

January, 2016: News & New Books!


If you are taking a graduate course this semester, remember that the Ridley High School Library offers access to academic articles and inter-library loans. Just stop by the library, let me know your topic, and I'll help you locate all of the resources you need!

Youth Media Awards Announced on January 11!

The biggest book awards of the year were announced on Monday, January 11, at the American Library Association's Midwinter Conference in Boston. Selected by committees composed of librarians and other literature and media experts, these awards are recognized worldwide for the outstanding quality they represent. Click here for all of the winners! For more information about each award, follow these links:

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New STEM Resources Available in POWER Library!

This month, Academic Search: Main Edition and Science Reference Center databases were added to the e-resources in POWER Library in response to students’ need for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) resources.

Academic Search: Main Edition has more than 1900 full text journals, covering biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion and theology and more.

Science Reference Center provides access to full-text, science-oriented content including science encyclopedias, reference books, and periodicals. The database also includes more than 280,000 high-quality science images from sources such as NASA, National Geographic, and the Nature Picture Library.

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New Additions to Our OverDrive Digital Lending Library!

Ridley High School’s digital lending library is growing all the time! Some of the e-books added to our OverDrive collection this month include:

  • Symphony for the City of the Dead by M.T. Anderson
  • Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
  • The Joe Hill Collection (Heart-Shaped Box, Horns, Nos4a2)
  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  • Denton Little's Deathdate by Lance Rubin
  • An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
  • Bluescreen by Dan Wells
  • Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Visit rhslibrary.lib.overdrive.com to browse all of our available e-books and audiobooks! And while you're there, check out our new Collections link with handy shortcuts to Superb Sci-Fi, Really Romantic, The Horror!, and more. For information on student and staff usernames, please see Ms. Pickett.



Books: 340

OverDrive eBooks: 32

Audiobooks: 11

Kindles: 7


Classes Using the Library: 34

Total Number of Teachers: 12

Booktalks & Research Lessons: 4

Visits to the Library Web Site: 309

Bookshelf to Big Screen

Out this month: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks by aliens have left most of Earth decimated. Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother.

Like The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey? Give these read-alikes a try:

  • In the After by Demitria Lunetta
  • Lock In by John Scalzi
  • Positive by David Wellington
  • The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey (sequel to The 5th Wave)

Visit the Library's Web site for more read-alike suggestions!

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