Library News

Chancellor HS

December 14-18

Hey Chargers,

Congratulations! You made it to the final week of school for 2020! As you head out for your holiday vacation, we hope that you will join us for our Winter Break Diversity Reading Challenge. Help us create a community of engaged, educated, and empathetic individuals by reading a diverse book. You might just win a prize, too!

Need a book? Have a question? Let us know. We're happy to help! A friendly librarian is only an email away!

Looking forward to 2021,

~Mrs. Jett-Brown & Mrs. Turner~

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This month:

Winter Break Diversity Reading Challenge

Let's end 2020 and begin 2021 by embracing a spirit of diversity! Reading diverse books helps us embrace new ideas and experiences and helps us remember we can learn from each other.

  • The challenge will run from 12/19 - 1/3
  • Books can be in any format – paperback, hardcover, eBooks, audiobooks, graphic novels, etc.
  • After reading each book, register your read on our Diversity Reading Challenge Google Form
  • The top 3 readers will receive a fabulous prize!
  • Visit our library website for diverse reading recommendations or email your librarians
  • Winners will be announced on 1/8/21

Visit the Chancellor High School Library’s Reading Page for diverse reading recommendations, the Diversity Reading Challenge Google Form, helpful links, and more information.

Strong Men & Women in Virginia History 2021 Student Contest

High school students in Virginia are invited to honor outstanding African Americans by participating in Dominion Energy and the Library of Virginia’s Strong Men & Women in Virginia History student contest. While analyzing historical and contemporary injustices, students will use their creativity and develop their critical thinking skills. Winners will receive an Apple MacBook Air and $1,000 for their schools. Contest submissions are due by Friday, December 31, 2020. Learn more here!

School Library Journal's Best YA Books of 2020

2020 has been an interesting year for all of us. One thing that has kept us all engaged and focused since March is reading great books. School Library Journal releases a list each year in early December that highlights the best books of the past year. Check out our Destiny Collection - School Library Journal's Best YA Books of 2020. Which one will you read first? They are all so good!

This week:

Book of the Week

Let it snow : three holiday romances

by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle

In this charming trio of interconnected novellas, a massive snowstorm on Christmas Eve acts as a catalyst for romance in the lives of three teens. In Maureen Johnson’s tale, Jubilee Express, after Jubilee’s train becomes snowbound, she seeks shelter at a nearby Waffle House, along with a squad of hyper cheerleaders. In John Green’s story, A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle, a guy summons three friends to the Waffle House, where the combination of cheerleaders and cheesy waffles prompts big realizations. Finally, in Lauren Myracle’s entry, Patron Saint of Pigs, self-absorbed Addie atones for cheating on her boyfriend (who was stuck on Jubilee’s train) by proving she can be an angel for someone else, even if that someone is only a pet pig. Johnson’s playfulness, Green’s banter, and Myracle’s sincerity mesh well here, resulting in a collection that is imbued with optimism and warmth. The plotting is tight, and each end loosed by one author is tied up by another like a bright Christmas bow. A delightful read any time of the year.

Interested in this title? Check it out here!

MID WEEK MEET: Holiday Scavenger Hunt

Round up your friends and join us for a festive Mid Week Meet where we will challenge you to compete in a fun scavenger hunt around your house! Join your librarians on Wednesday, 12/16 from 1-1:30 for this special holiday Google Meet session. Participants will earn points as they find items around the house and check-in before the time runs out. The three students who rack up the most points will win a prize! Don't miss it!

Let us know if you plan to join us by filling out this form. We hope to see you there!

Every week:

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Partnering With CRRL - Our Outstanding Local Public Library

Did you know that the Central Rappahannock Regional Library offers a book matching service for teens? Reading suggestions are offered based on books that you already know and love. Your Chancellor librarians offer this same service, but it is always fun to check out the suggestions from CRRL. View CRRL's Teen Book Matches page here. As always, if you need help finding your next perfect read or if you have any questions, contact your CHHS librarians.

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Meet the team: