March Library News

What's happening in the library this month?

March Mystery Month

Starting March 7th and running through the end of the month, it is March Mystery Month in the library, a chance for students and staff alike to put their critical thinking skills to the test with a good mystery! Throughout the month, we will be featuring all kind of fun things about mysteries. There will be a mystery book display, posters of real-life mysteries of the world, logic puzzles, and fun with riddles! Everyone loves a good mystery so join us as March Mystery Month takes over the entire library!

Logic Puzzles

I admit. . . . .I'm a huge nerd for logic puzzles. I have books and books of them, and doing a logic puzzle on a lazy Saturday is my idea of fun. So we're bringing logic puzzles into March Mystery Month because, after all, you need logic to solve a mystery!

Starting March 7th and each week during March Mystery Month, we will be featuring a new logic puzzle for students and staff to participate in for prizes each week. If you enjoy Sodoku and want to challenge your brain, come on down and pick up a new logic puzzle each week. Entries must be submitted by Friday for prizes the following week! Try your hand at an example below. (The example is fairly simple. Just rick click on the images to save and print out if you wish.) If you've never solved one before, check out the instructions in the link below.

You can pick up a new logic puzzle at the beginning of each week starting March 7th through the end of the month, and I will send it out to the staff as well electronically.

Lets get logical!

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Tech Tip of the Month: IE Tab

IE Tab is an Chrome extension that will allow you to open up any webpage that works better in Internet Explorer from within Chrome. For example, you know how if you are in the web based version of our e-mail, you can't add attachments when you are in Chrome? However, it does work in Internet Explorer. Now you don't have to have 2 browsers open. You can bring up your e-mail in Chrome, click the IE Tab extension in the upper right hand corner, and it will run only that tab in IE within Chrome. Now adding attachments will work within Chrome! Add the extension below.

Books to Watch: March

Young Adult Book to Watch: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Ruta Sepetys is the author of Between Shades or Grey and Out of the Easy, both historical fiction YA novels. Her newest novel, Salt to the Sea, takes place as WWII is drawing to a close in East Prussia. The story alternates between four different teenagers who are all refugees slowly making their way through the frozen Prussian countryside in order to get abord the Wilhelm Gustloff, a German military ship that is evacuating civilians and soldiers. Sepetys always does an excellent job of bringing young adults into a historical world and teaching them about history along the way through her characters and setting.

Contemporary Fiction to Watch: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

While Me Before You was published in 2013, the movie version of this bestselling novel will be released in June of this year. In addition to this the sequel, After You, was just published last September and just recently added to our library's collection. Me Before You is about Louisa Clark, a young woman living in a small village in England who is hired to be the companion for Will Traynor, a former hot-shot who has everything going for him until he became a quadriplegic in a freak accident. Will feels there is nothing to live for in his life. He is moody and bossy. When Louisa discovers the true reason why she was hired to be Will's companion, she sets off on a mission. And both of them learn a few lessons along the way about life, love, and the things worth living for. See the movie trailer below for more details.
Me Before You Official Trailer #1 (2016) - Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin Movie HD

Non-Fiction to Watch: A Mother's Reckoning by Sue Klebold

On April 20th, 1999 Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School and killed 12 students, a teacher, and wounded 24 others before taking their own lives. Sue Klebold is Dylan's mother who has had to deal with the grief of losing her son and coming to grips with why he did these things for the past 16 years. In her eyes, he was a promising young man that she loved. What signs had she missed? Could she have done anything differently? Sue Klebold could have walked into the shadows, but instead decided to take a stand and help others through this tragedy. In this book, She grapples with questions that have plagued her for over a decade. It is a powerful book meant to help others. While we do have this book in the library, consider buying the book on Amazon. All profits from the book will be donated to research and to charitable organizations focusing on mental health issues. A link to buy is below. (You can also come and check out the book as well!)

February 2016 Library Statistics

Total number of circulations this month: 2,327

Total number of students through our doors this month: 13,706

Average number of students through our doors each day: 721

Top 3 Books in the Library February 2016