Library News

October 2018

Note Taking Tips

How important is note taking to your academic success? The experts say very important. Research about note taking tells us:


  • Note taking matters & more notes are better!

  • Adding visuals to notes helps us retain information.

  • Handwritten notes might be better than typed, though it is still too early to tell. Take notes in whatever format works for you.

  • If possible pause during your learning experience to allow time to revise your notes. If you are taking notes while reading, try this. Perhaps you can ask your teachers, for a pause during class, if you are learning a lot of new information. Another option is to compare your notes to a friend and revise based on that.


If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of note taking read the blog or listen to the podcast. Check out more note-taking resources on the BBA Libguide.

To all the Boys I’ve Loved Before - get a free copy of the book!

Mrs. Putney is sponsoring a Food for Thought group for To All the Boys I Loved Before. Join the group to get a free copy of the book and enjoy a free meal at the Next Chapter Cafe, the new cafe at Northshire Bookstore when the group meets to discuss the book.


To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before: Lara Jean doesn’t dare approach any of her crushes. Instead she writes them letters and saves the letters in a secret box. But somehow her letters have been mailed to all of her crushes! Yes, this is the book the Netflix movie is based on.


You can start your own Food for Thought group. Find at least two other students and one teacher who want to read the same book. Each member of your group gets to keep a copy of the book and enjoy a meal paid for by the school to discuss the book.

GMBA Highlight of the Month - Far from the Tree

Every month we highlight one of the nominees for the Green Mountain Book Award, Vermont's student choice award for high school students. All Vermont high school students who read at least 3 of the selections will be eligible to vote for the winner in May.


Far from the Tree by Robin Benway is a story of adoption for fans of This is Us. Grace has always known she's adopted and loves her family fiercely, but when she puts her own baby up for adoption, suddenly knowing her bio family is more important than ever. Younger bio sister, Maya, and older bio brother, Joaquin, enter Grace's life with their own family secrets and join her in the search to find their mother. Each sibling grapples with their own family demons while learning to come together as a team in this beautiful and heart-warming story.

Vote for The Best Teen Books

The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Voting is open to all readers between the ages of twelve to eighteen on the Teens' Top Ten site until October 13th. The winners will be announced the week after Teen Read Week (October 7-13, 2018). Vote for your favorite!

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