A Youthful Frame of Mind
News from the Rod Library Youth Collection
- Displays... John F. Kennedy, 9/11, Apples
- Hunger Games
- Book Delivery
John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy took office in 1961 as the 35th President of the United States. Kennedy, at 43 years old, was the youngest to have been elected to office. Just over a thousand days into his presidency, President Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963. This November marks the 50 year anniversary of the assassination. The Youth Collection has pulled books about our President and displaying them in the blue boxes in the Youth Collection. This selection of books features Kennedy's Last Days by Bill O'Reilly and other great books. The Youth Collection will also be adding a few new books to the collection about Kennedy this fall, JFK by Jonah Winter will be available in October, and "The President Has Been Shot!": The Assassination of John F. Kennedy by James L. Swanson will be available September 24th. JFK is a picture-book biography that traces Kennedy's life from childhood through his adult years, and "The President Has Been Shot!": The Assassination of John F. Kennedy tries to transport the young readers back to the day that the president was assassinated in Dallas with archival photos and diagrams.
On September 11, 2001 the World Trade Centers were attacked by terrorists. It's been 12 years since the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the Youth Collection is commemorating the great tragedy with a presentation of books on 9/11 in our blue box display. A few of the titles that are being displayed are: 9.11.01 Terrorists Attack The U.S. by Patrick Lalley, Life's, One Nation: America Remembers September 11, 2001, 10 Years later, and a comic-book style book called 9-11 Artists Respond, Volume One .
September is here and fall is just around the corner. With fall, comes the changing of the leaves and also ripe delicious apples! With the excitement about fall approaching and apples ripening, the Youth Collection is displaying apple themed Children's books in one of the blue box displays. A couple of the books that are being displayed in the blue box are: No ordinary apple: a story about eating mindfully by Sara Marlowe, and Apple by Nikki McClure. So if you are as excited about the fall season and apples, come check out this wonderful blue box display.
John F. Kennedy
The Hunger Games are Coming! Are the Odds in Your Favor? Not Sure? Register!
With Catching Fire set to hit theatres this coming November, we at Rod Library and the Cedar Falls and Waterloo Public Libraries are gearing up to put on another Hunger Games event! And this time we're upping the stakes to make the games better, tougher, and even more fun! Organize teams of up to four students and come prepared to fight to the death! More than one team per school may participate. Grades 6 and up welcome. Contact your librarian for more information or visit the link listed below.
Registration is now open!!! You may register online (link below) or registration forms can be turned into Rod Library Youth Department, Cedar Falls Public Library, and Waterloo Public Library. Teams can send their completed forms to: Rod Library Youth Collection, UNI 1227 W. 27th St. Cedar Falls, IA 50613. You may also fax your forms to 319-273-2913.
Volunteering: Want to be part of the blood bath but don't want to be on a team? Great! We'll need all the volunteers we can get to run the games, set up, take down, etc. Please note that the ability to smile in the midst of carnage is a highly valued skill in volunteers! Email Angie Cox to volunteer!
Checkout a Nook!
Youth Collection Delivery Service
Hey, faculty members! We want to see your bright, shining faces in the Youth Collection as much as possible. But, when you can't make it in (which we hope isn't often) take advantage of our Youth Collection delivery service. We will bring youth titles to your door.
Here's how it works:
- Make sure that you have filled out a faculty authorization form. These are available at the Circulation Desk in Rod Library. We've also left a few in the Curriculum and Instruction main office. You'll have to sign it and return it to the library. This signature is good for at least a year and allows us to check out the books to you when you aren't around.
- Give us at least 3 days notice before you want/need the books. We'll need time to gather everything and time to notify you if the titles you want aren't available.
- Email or Call your request to us. You'll need to give us the title and author of the books, whether this is a regular check out or an extended check out (let us know how long you need them---up to a month), your name, your office phone number and email, and your department.
- Your books will be delivered to your department's office and an email notification sent to you. When it is time to return your books, please notify us at least one day before they are due if you would like us to pick them up.
- This service is presently available for Youth Collection items only.
It's that simple! Want a delivery? Call 273-6166 or email firstname.lastname@example.org