Off the Shelf

February 17, 2022, Volume 1, Issue 2

A few Lobo Library Reminders..

  • The Lobo Library opens Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday at 7:30 AM

  • On Wednesday, we open at 8:25 AM

  • Monday through Thursday we are open until 4:00 PM

  • The Lobo Library closes at 3:00 PM on Friday

  • Students need to have a hall pass to come during class time AND check in at the front desk

  • No eating inside the Lobo Library

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2022 March Book Madness

March Book Madness is a bracket-style tournament that matches books in one-on-one "games." Games will be decided by a simple vote on a Google Form. After each round of voting the bracket will be updated and the next round of voting will begin. Each book revolves around the theme of "turning points." The final round will be held near the actual NCAA Division I Basketball Championship game.

About: We will participating in the tournament developed by two teachers in Central Ohio. Students, classrooms and libraries all over the country will be participating.

Do I need to read the books? No - but you may just be inspired to read them. A short preview of each book will be provided. You simply vote for which book interests you the most. Look on the Lobo Library's Instagram and web site for the previews of each book during the match up week. Books will also be featured in issues of Off the Shelf.

Where & When can I vote? Voting links will be posted on the Lobo Library web site & Instagram. Voting will start March 2. Voting weeks are Wednesday through Tuesday for each match up.

Book Recommendations

Book Recommendation: Fiction

Briar Rose, Jane Yolen

A historically sensitive retelling of Sleeping Beauty set amid forests patrolled by the German army during World War II

Ever since she was a child, Rebecca has been enchanted by her grandmother Gemma's stories about Briar Rose. But a promise Rebecca makes to her dying grandmother will lead her on a remarkable journey to uncover the truth of Gemma's astonishing claim: I am Briar Rose. A journey that will lead her to unspeakable brutality and horror. But also to redemption and hope.

Book Recommendation: Non-Fiction

Somewhere There is Still a Sun, Michael Gruenbaum

Michael “Misha” Gruenbaum enjoyed a carefree childhood playing games and taking walks through Prague with his beloved father. All of that changed forever when the Nazis invaded Prague. The Gruenbaum family was forced to move into the Jewish Ghetto in Prague. Then, after a devastating loss, Michael, his mother and sister were deported to the Terezin concentration camp.

At Terezin, Misha roomed with forty other boys who became like brothers to him. Life in Terezin was a bizarre, surreal balance—some days were filled with friendship and soccer matches, while others brought mortal terror as the boys waited to hear the names on each new list of who was being sent “to the East.”

Those trains were going to Auschwitz. When the day came that his family’s name appeared on a transport list, their survival called for a miracle—one that tied Michael’s fate to a carefully sewn teddy bear, and to his mother’s unshakeable determination to keep her children safe.

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Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green's most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.
Books to Movies 2022

A list of 25+ books that will be turned (or are in production) into movies or television series this year.

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Mrs. Fenner


Currently reading This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp & listening to The Elite by Kiera Cass.