Helias Library/Media Center

August 2018

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!

Even though it seems like we just helped last year's seniors celebrate their graduations and my own kids finished up their final exams at Drury University/UMKC Law, I blinked and summer vacation is over. While the alarm will be getting me up a bit earlier--okay, a lot earlier--than I have for most of break, I am so excited to see all of the students and collaborate on some awesome work with Helias faculty.

The coffee bar is restocked...see you soon!

Favorite Book of the Summer...

I spent much of my time off reading the Gateway nominees, but I made room for some others, as well. I had heard the hype surrounding Children of Blood and Bone, had ordered a few copies for the library and decided to dive in. WOW! For those of you who love those 2 inch thick books, you are in for a treat as this one comes in at over 500 pages. For some of our students, that means it will be returned in 2 days instead of one =)! For those of you who don't like the long reads, trust me on this one...it reads quickly and it is worth the effort. The cover art is gorgeous as is the writing. This book is an epic hero's journey set in a West African culture and geography. It is book 1 of a series and the ending was a cliffhanger! AMAZING BOOK!!!!!