Library News

Chancellor HS

December 7-11

Hey Chargers,

December is here! We are almost at the finish line for 2020. Even though this past year has brought its challenges, we have learned to grow and change in ways that we never expected. As we wind down this year through the month of December, we have some exciting library events and programs to keep you focused on reading this holiday season.

Need a book? Have a question? Let us know. We're happy to help! A friendly librarian is only an email away!

~Mrs. Jett-Brown & Mrs. Turner~

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This month:

Winter Break Diversity Reading Challenge

Let's end 2020 and begin 2021 by embracing a spirit of diversity! Reading diverse books helps us embrace new ideas and experiences and helps us remember we can learn from each other.

  • The challenge will run from 12/19 - 1/3
  • Books can be in any format – paperback, hardcover, eBooks, audiobooks, graphic novels, etc.
  • After reading each book, register your read on our Diversity Reading Challenge Google Form
  • The top 3 readers will receive a fabulous prize!
  • Visit our library website for diverse reading recommendations or email your librarians
  • Winners will be announced on 1/8/20

Visit the Chancellor High School Library’s Reading Page for diverse reading recommendations, the Diversity Reading Challenge Google Form, helpful links, and more information.

Strong Men & Women in Virginia History 2021 Student Contest

High school students in Virginia are invited to honor outstanding African Americans by participating in Dominion Energy and the Library of Virginia’s Strong Men & Women in Virginia History student contest. While analyzing historical and contemporary injustices, students will use their creativity and develop their critical thinking skills. Winners will receive an Apple MacBook Air and $1,000 for their schools. Contest submissions are due by Friday, December 31, 2020. Learn more here!

School Library Journal's Best YA Books of 2020

2020 has been an interesting year for all of us. One thing that has kept us all engaged and focused since March is reading great books. School Library Journal releases a list each year in early December that highlights the best books of the past year. Check out our Destiny Collection - School Library Journal's Best YA Books of 2020. Which one will you read first? They are all so good!

This week:

Book of the Week


by Akwaeke Emezi

Pet is here to hunt a monster. Are you brave enough to look? There are no monsters anymore, or so the children in the city of Lucille are taught. Jam and her best friend, Redemption, have grown up with this lesson all their life. But when Jam meets Pet, a creature made of horns and colors and claws, who emerges from one of her mother's paintings and a drop of Jam's blood, she must reconsider what she's been told. Pet has come to hunt a monster, and the shadow of something grim lurks in Redemption's house. Jam must fight not only to protect her best friend, but also to uncover the truth, and the answer to the question -- How do you save the world from monsters if no one will admit they exist?

Interested in this title? Check it out here!

MID WEEK MEET: Winter Break Diversity Reading Challenge

Our Mid Week Meet will focus on our Winter Break Diversity Reading Challenge. Join us Wednesday, 12/9 from 1-1:30 for a Google Meet session with your librarians. We will share all of the details about the reading challenge including some hints about the prizes that will go to the top three readers. We can also help you begin to plan your reading list for winter break. Just picture snuggling up under a blanket with a cup of hot cocoa and a great book. Don't miss it!

Let us know if you plan to join us by filling out this form. We hope to see you there!

Every week:

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Partnering With CRRL - Our Outstanding Local Public Library

Did you know that you can book a virtual session with a trained reading therapy dog through the Central Rappahannock Regional Library? You just need to register in advance to participate via Google Meet. Pick your favorite book or try a new read with dogs trained to be avid listeners.

To participate, you will need:

· Internet & email access

· A device with a camera and microphone

· Knowledge of how to conduct a Google Meet session

· A book to read

When you register, you will need to provide your email address so CRRL can send you the Google Meet link for your session.

If you need help signing up, contact your school librarians. Search for an open spot for PAWS/ Time with a Therapy Dog here.

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Meet the team: