The Library @PHS

May 2018

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National Library Week-April 9-13

We had a lot of fun making the bookfaces for this week.

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"Summer Vacation Plans?" Survey Results

Everyone have safe travels!!


Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Cozumel

It's between New York or Colorado! :)

Panama City Beach

Somewhere warm no exact plans yet




Beach! and lots of weddings


We're going to Disney World!

Traveling back and forth to my part time job!

Staying home


Visit Gettysburg and see they Yankees play!

Punta Canta, Dominica Republic

Media Center Events

The Breakfast Club-Student book club

We will meet once a month to read and discuss the following books:

· As Red as Blood by Salla Simukka

· A World Without You by Beth Revis

· Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

· We Were Liars by Emily Lockhart

· Cinder by Marissa Meyer

· Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

Our last meeting was May 10 with a celebration at Senior Fajitas.

The Dinner Club-Teacher book club

Everyone is invited to join us! You can come and go as you please. You can read one book and not the next. Just pop in when the next book is of interest to you.

These are the books we are reading next—

  • The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
  • Gone Without a Trace by Mary Torjussen
  • The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
  • Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore
  • Orphan Train by Christina Baker
  • Dark Places by Jillian Flynn
  • Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
  • Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

  • *The group met September 18 (Parent Conference Night). The group had supper and discussed The Life We Bury. It was a great night of socializing and discussions.

    **The group met October 30 at Chilis in Gallatin and discussed Gone Without a Trace.We had fun just talking, eating, and the events of the book.

    ***November 28 met in the library at 4:00 and discussed The Storyteller.

    ***December 20 met for lunch immediately after school at Colorado Grill in White House and discussed Same Kind of Different as Me

    ***January 29 met at Subway in Portland @4:15 to discuss Orphan Train

    ***February 20 met in the library (Parent/Teacher night) for dinner and discussion of Dark Places

    ***March 19 met at Panera in Gallatin 4:15 to discuss Half Broke Horses **This was changed to April 10

    ***May 21 meet in Franklin, KY at the park to eat Dunn's BBQ (Alva's Brother's restaurant) @ 4:15 to discuss Before We Were Yours and the books for the summer and next school year

2018/2019 Breakfast Club Book Selection

The following books are what the students will be reading throughout the year.

- Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

-In a Perfect World by Trish Doller

- What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum

-The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

-The Serpent King by Jeff Zenter

-Caraval by Stephanie Garber

2018/2019 Dinner Club Book Selection

The following books were mentioned as the books to read starting in the summer and finishing by the school year. Anyone is free to join us at anytime. Please let us know you want to join us and we will get you on the email/text list.

-The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah

-One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus

-The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

-The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff

-Tangerine by Christine Mangan

-I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

-Camino Island by John Grisham

-Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

-Seeing Red by Sandra Brown

-Eunice The Kennedy Who Changed the World by Eileen McNamara

-The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

-The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

April Displays

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The Poet~Tree

National Poetry Month

New Books

We receive new books every month from Junior Library Guild. These are the new books for May.
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The fiction section has a slightly new look. The books are still in Dewey order, but we have placed stickers on books by their genre. Now students can scan the shelves to find a certain type of book they like.

The new genrefication stickers are:

-Science Fiction


-Historical Fiction

-Realist Fiction







-Graphic Novels



Susan and I are here to help you. We would be glad to help with research, the use of the technology in the library and lab, or to help your students check out books. If you want to do a project that is different, give us the idea and we will help you plan. We are willing to come to your PLCs to show you what is available in the library for your subject area.