Library Gazette

publication of the Center Grove High School Library

Volume 1- February 2014

The purpose of the newsletter is to share some of the opportunities that the library has available for students and teachers.

Watch the short video above from the National Digitial Learning Day initiative.

Plan events for February 5th that will use digital learning in some way. Whether it is a quick phone poll using Poll Everywhere or allowing students to take images that represent something you are learning in class and tweet them with the proper hashtag, give technology a chance on February 5th.

You can sign up to join the national activities at They also have a great bank of lesson plans and Tips of the Day that will help you with this day.


Insurgent by Veronica Roth

The All-girl filling station's last reunion by Fannie Flagg

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Rigg

Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck

The Eternal flame by T.A. Barron

Iron Thunder: the battle between the Monitor & the Merrimac by AVI

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

City of bones by Cassandra Clare

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

Gone by Michael Grant

Book Awards

Last week the American Library Association announced the book awards for 2014. The following is a sample of winners.

Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

2014 John Newbery Medal

Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight after being revived.

One Came Home by Amy Timberlake

Newbery Honor Book-In 1871 Wisconsin, 13-year-old Georgia sets out to find her sister Agatha, presumed dead when remains are found wearing the dress she was last seen in, and before the end of the year gains fame as a sharpshooter and foiler of counterfeiters.

Randolph Caldecott Medal

Given to the illustrator of a outstanding picture book.

Locomotive by Brian Floca

Coretta Scott King Author Award

March. Book One by John Lewis

A first-hand account of the author's lifelong struggle for civil and human rights spans his youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., and the birth of the Nashville Student Movement.

YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

The Nazi Hunters by Neal Bascomb

Recounts how, sixteen years after the end of World War II, a team of undercover Israeli agents captured the Nazi war criminal, Adolf Eichmann, in a remote area of Argentina and brought him to trial in Israel for crimes committed during the Holocaust.

The President has been shot! by James Swanson


The Professional Library is located in the library's window conference room. The following are titles just added to this library:

Unlocking Complex Texts by Laura Robb

The Online Teaching Survival Guide by Judith V. Boettcher

Essential Questions: Opening doors to Student's Understanding byJay McTighe & Grant Wiggins

Essentials of Online Course Design by Marjorie Vai & Kristen Sosulski

Effective Online Teaching by Tina Stavredes

Motivating and Retaining Online Students by Rosemary M. Lehman & Simone C.O. Conceicao

How to deliver a TED Talk by Jeremey Donovan

Notice & Note: Strategies for Close Reading by Kylene Beers & Robert E. Probst

20 Literacy Strategies to meet the common core by Elaine K. McEwan-Adkins & Allyson J. Burnett

Getting Ready for College, Careers, and the Common Core by David T. Conley

App of the Month-DESTINY QUEST

Destiny is the name of the software that we use in the library to find books, check out and check in materials. With this App you will be able to see if the library has a book and what other materials are available. Go to your app store or on a student's Ipad go to the app portal. The App is called Destiny Quest. Download the App.After the App is downloaded you need to put in the URL address ( The next step will be a listing of all the schools in Center Grove. Click on the high school. Click on Try Destiny Quest. One of the features of this app is you can not only look for books but you can find webpages for research. In the upper right corner put in a subject (Example-Dinosaurs), on the first page you will see the books available in the library. Near the top click on Webpath and you will see what is available on the web.


The Help


Life of PI

Hunger Games

The Social Network

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Beth's Corner

If a student is having problems with dowloading an app from the app portal, make sure they have updated to the latest version of IOS7. If they haven't done the update it won't allow them to download an updated app.


Please email any suggestions to or just call me at ext. 4405.

Happy Valentine's Day!