MS/US Library Buzz
Tips, Tricks and What's New: Issue 2
Who loves their library? August, Emma and Tyler do!
Cool collaborative tool!
About PBS Learning Media
You can also find it on the library's website: library.cfsnc.org
Library displays: tried-and-true way to promote reading
As some of you may have noticed, we frequently create thematic book displays in the library. The purpose of these displays is to showcase books that otherwise might languish on shelves unnoticed and unread, and to promote reading for pleasure. The current display - Technology: Friend or Nightmare? - was created by Victoria C., one of our terrific TAs. Next week, look out for A Feast of Books, an idea suggested to us by Theo H. If you have an idea for a display, let us know! We are also always open to book suggestions from staff as well as students.
Book 2 in progress now!
Sarah Kunz's 2013 NaNoWriMo novel.
Jillian Carboni's 2012 NaNoWriMo novel.
Amber and Sapphire
Oona Mccaughan's 2013 NaNoWriMo novel.
It's November, aka National Novel Writing Month, aka NaNoWriMo! The library is again hosting writers' support meetings every Tuesday lunchtime in November. Fourteen MS students and a handful of US students (exact number unknown) have undertaken the NaNoWriMo challenge to write the draft of a novel in just one month. The standard word count target is 50,000 words, but NaNoWriMo's Young Writers Program (which all MS students are using) allows writers to set their own goals. Says Will Hassell, in his second year of participation in NaNoWriMo, "You really get to choose your own subject. Nobody's telling you what to write." Typical meetings are lively cross-unit gatherings of students excited to share their ideas and writing. After November, we are hoping to continue regular meetings for young (and not-so-young!) writers in the library.