Glass Library Student Newsletter

January 2016

Upcoming Schedule Change

Big image
The library will be closed for SOL testing from Monday, January 11 through Wednesday, January 27. We wanted everyone to be aware of this schedule for planning purposes. If you usually eat lunch in the library, you may need to find an alternate location on those days. If the front door is open, you are welcome to come in and use the library. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Free eBooks

Big image
Did you receive a new Kindle, Nook, or tablet for the holidays? If so, we can provide you free eBooks through our Overdrive account. Simply visit to download a book from our digital collection. Your student ID number acts as your library card number. Please let us know if you need help.

Extended Hours

Big image
Just a reminder that Mrs. Wise will be keeping the library open until 5:00 on Wednesdays for students who need to use the library's resources or need a place to use Wi-Fi. Feel free to use this time in the library to work on projects, homework, or collaborate with friends.

Goodreads Reading Challenge

Big image
Would you like to read more but just can't seem to find time? Create a free Goodreads account and set a goal for how many books you would like to read in 2016. No goal is too small and having access to recommendations and reviews just might keep you motivated. Visit to sign-up.

New Books

The Rose Society by Marie Lu - Fantasy

This is the sequel to The Young Elites. Recommended for fans of Sarah Maas's Throne of Glass.

The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore - Fantasy and Romance

Recommended for fans of Romeo and Juliet

Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith - Romance

Recommended for people who are getting ready to go to college and have to decide what to do about their relationship

Becoming Maria by Sonia Manzano - Memoir

Recommended for fans of realistic, survival stories

Zeroes by Scott Westerfield - Action/Adventure and Science Fiction

Recommended for fans of superheroes

Drift and Dagger by Kendall Kulper - Action/Adventure and Supernatural

This is a companion book to Salt and Storm. Recommended for fans of alternate histories and magic.

Book Review

Big image
Even though, it took me a little while to get into Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, I am so glad I finished reading it. The story takes place in England and France during World War II. It is a story of unfailing friendship, courage, lies, truth, war, and really the human spirit. The author does a wonderful job weaving the story together using flashbacks, which is why I initially found it a little hard to follow but ultimately appreciated how she revealed information a little at a time. Wein elaborates on historical facts to support her story and characters but has highlighted aspects of the war that are rarely examined in history classes or other books. I would rate the book 3.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it to people who enjoy historical fiction or to people who can understand how one friend can completely change your life. Reviewed by Mrs. Mabery.