The Library @PHS

March/April 2018

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National Library Week-April 9-13

There will be some activities happening in the library next week to celebrate this.

-Guess the number of books in the library

-Book Face Friday

-Receive library cards from the public library

-Poet-tree--students write poems and leave on the tree

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Resource of the Month

Amazon Inspire---an open collaboration service that helps educators discover, gather, and share educational content.

The Newest Survey

"What is Your Favorite Movie?" Results

Last month's poll asked about what your favorite movie was. Here are the results. Thanks for participating.
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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

Next meeting will be April 10 @7:30 A.M. in the Media Center to discuss "Carve the Mark".

**May 8-The students in book club will be going to eat at Senior Fajitas during third block. They know they are responsible for any missed work. We will send out a list of students going at a later date.**

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

    ***April 24 meet in the library @4:00 with your favorite finger food to discuss Before We Were Yours

SE-YA Bookfest

Students from the Book Club went to MTSU March 9 to see and hear authors of YA lit. Students listened to authors and had a meet and greet after lunch.

Febuary Displays

March Displays

Library Fun

Students have played "Minute to Win It" in the mornings. One morning they did the cup stacking activity and one morning they did a marshmallow toss.

New Books

We receive new books every month from Junior Library Guild. These are the new books for February.
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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.