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Book Club!

On Monday, May 18th, we'll be meeting in the LMC 12th period to discuss We Were Liars by e. lockhart. If you're interested in participating, stop by the LMC to get your copy of the book.

And join our online discussion at: http://padlet.com/GreenwichLMC/wewereliars

Summary: Spending the summers on her family's private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.

Happy Reading!

1599 and 2865

The number of students choosing to use the LMC during study halls and free periods in the months of February and March, respectively.

Teen Tags

Recently, Trista Luke, a student in the Information and Library Science Master's program at University of Buffalo provided us with a way to promote great reads in our library. Her 'teen tags' allow readers to write short reviews that are attached to books in our collection, allowing other students to make informed decisions before selecting books.

Take a look at our shelves to see some of the books that have been 'tagged.' And feel free to tag a few books yourself!

294 and 421

The number of students using the LMC during 12th period during the months of February and March, respectively.
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Free YA Audiobook Downloads for Summer!

SYNC is a program that gives away two complete audiobook downloads — a current Young Adult title paired thematically with a Classic or Required Summer Reading title — each week to listeners ages 13+ while SYNC is in session each summer.

For a complete list of titles for Summer 2015, and to download the current titles, click here: http://www.audiobooksync.com/

Beginning this week, downloads are available for Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl and Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.

Text syncYA to 25827 to receive future title alerts!

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NYS Summer Reading Program, 2015!

This year's NYS Summer Reading theme is: Every Hero Has a Story!

Visit your local library for more information, to borrow books, and for teen programming.

Greenwich Free Library: http://greenwich.sals.edu/

Easton Library: http://easton.sals.edu/

And visit the NYS Summer Reading website for book lists, video challenges, craft ideas, and more fun: http://www.summerreadingnys.org/teens/

Tech Tools to Use: Padlet

Padlet (www.padlet.com) is an online tool that allows the user to aggregate resources in one spot, displaying much like a bulletin board. In addition, the user and/or his or her friends can also post comments on the padlet, depending on the settings the user selected upon creation. Padlet allows users to post links, video, and audio from online resources.

Here in the LMC, we've used padlet to highlight our book club titles and would love to see some feedback on the 'wall!' http://padlet.com/GreenwichLMC/wewereliars


The number of books inter-library loaned since the beginning of November!

The inter-library loan process allows us to borrow books from the public library system, opening the door to a vast collection of resources that we'd otherwise not have access to because of our limited budget!

Tinker Town...

Recently, the LMC made tools and old electronics available for curious students to disassemble. The response has been positive! Several students sat down with the non-working game consoles to explore their inner workings...after making sure it was REALLY ok to take them apart!

So...now we're looking for more used electronics (nothing too large or heavy!) and small hand tools (pliers, screwdrivers, rubber mallets, wrenches)!


Do you have any suggestions regarding the LMC? Or ideas about what books or audio we should purchase next? Thanks to Information and Library Science student Trista Luke, the LMC has an online suggestion form via Google docs, which can also be found on the LMC website.

Click here to make suggestions: http://goo.gl/okmQfX